"Rewind" - Devoted to Local History

Beginning in June of 2006, Warren County Historical Society published a weekly column in The Post Star that focused on local history: places, events, and people in and around Warren County. This continued for 5 years until the newspaper informed us that there wasn’t space any longer for the column.

The society waited about a year before deciding to start the column again, this time as a bi-weekly column on our website.

Beginning in June of 2012, we have posted two new Rewind columns each month, roughly on the 1st and 15th. While you may see a duplicate topic on occasion, the topics are sometimes repeated because of new, different, or additional information that was made available.

If you wish to see any of the first five years of the column, you can contact the Society to view copies of each of them.

The Society is always looking for people interested in researching and writing new Rewind columns for us. If you have an interest or a story to share, call us at 518-743-0734, or email us at [email protected].

Rewind: April 15, 2023 – “Neighborhood Markets of the Bygone Era”

Rewind:  April 15, 2023 Neighborhood Markets of the Bygone Era by Teri Rogers     The little markets that dotted the neighborhoods of Glens Falls in the early to mid-20th century were busy hubs for local residents. Literally dozens of small grocery stores, “Mom and Pop shops,” thrived around the city and are fondly remembered…
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Rewind: April 1, 2023 – “We Once Shaded the World”

Rewind:  April 1, 2023 We Once Shaded the World:  The short-lived era of Glens Falls Umbrellas by David Waite In 1895 the veranda of the American Hotel at the corner of South and Glen Streets in downtown Glens Falls was a perfect place to watch people in the city going about their business. Some of those…
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Rewind: March 15, 2023 – “Hidden Behind A Wall”

Rewind:  March 15, 2023 Hidden Behind A Wall by Cynthia Cameron Town of Stony Creek Historian         Sometimes you find history in the strangest of places. During a recent renovation of Lazy River, a building at 1000 Acres Ranch Resort in Stony Creek, New York, a name was discovered written on a…
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Rewind: February 15, 2023 – “H. F.Binch: Not Just Lace”

H. F. Binch: Not Just Lace by Teri Rogers          H.F. Binch was established by brothers Herbert and Francis Binch of England in 1885 on Lower Warren Street in Glens Falls. With an original staff of about forty, the company manufactured fine laces, nets, scarves, and veilings.  Over the next hundred years,…
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Rewind: February 1, 2023 – “Soul of the Summits”

Rewind:  February 1, 2023: SOUL OF THE SUMMITS by Eloise O’Neil Grace’s love affair started when she was sixteen, in June, 1921, not far from home in Minerva. She was wearing, and then ruined her Oxfords.  Black flies were everywhere, and the weather was drizzly and foggy. Her father invited her to go on a…
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Rewind: January 15, 2023 – “Hey Kids! Help Save Our Fighting Men”

Hey Kids! Help Save Our Fighting Men How Warren County youth supported the war effort in WWII by Dave Waite The move into World War II by the United States brought about many changes for this country’s citizens. The most important was in the lives of the sixteen million men and women who served during…
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Rewind: January 1, 2023 – “Jailhouse Rock: When the Glens Falls High School Dance Band Played Great Meadow Correctional Facility”

REWIND:  January 1, 2023 – “Jailhouse Rock: When the Glens Falls High School Dance Band Played Great Meadow Correctional Facility” By Teri Rogers     In the spring of 1976, the Glens Falls High School dance band played a concert at Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, Washington County. The dance band, which had earned…
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Rewind: December 15, 2022 – “Christmas in Glens Falls”

Rewind:  December 15, 2022 “Christmas in Glens Falls”   Downtown Glens Falls and Memories of Christmas   (Note:  City Historian Wayne Wright wrote an article on Christmas in the city for a Rewind article in December of 2010.  Using that as a starting point, he has embellished it and added a series of pictures to…
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Rewind: November 15, 2022 – “Podnorszki Nursery and Landscaping: A Hungarian Immigrant’s Story”

WCHS Rewind — “Podnorszki’s Nursery and Landscaping: A Hungarian Immigrant’s Story” By Teri Rogers Podnorszki’s Nursery and Landscaping was a well-known business located at 15 Luzerne Road in Queensbury from 1970 to 2010. For forty years, owners Joe and Fran Podnorszki operated their full-service landscaping service, nursery, and garden center with the help of their…
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