"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: October 15, 2023 – “Halloween Approaches”

Rewind:  October 15, 2023  “Halloween Approaches”   With Halloween fast approaching, we would like to feature a book found in our Book Store, Haunted Warren County by the late author, David J. Pitkin. Ghost researcher, David Pitkin, spent untold hours researching the “paranormal” in  Warren County. Many a surprised new homeowner found that the property…
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Rewind: September 1, 2023 – “Appropriate Dress for Women”

Rewind:  September 1, 2023 “Appropriate Dress for Women – Saratoga Springs Bans Scanty Dress” The following article appears to come from a local paper.  It was taken out of a scrapbook.  The particular paper is unknown.  The scrapbook is marked 1944, and the saver wrote “Aug 4” in the lower left-hand corner. It is interesting…
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Rewind, August 1. 2023 – “An Automobile for Kids”

Rewind – August 1, 2023: Boys and Girls! Who Wants an Automobile? The Browniekar Contest of 1909 by Dave Waite What young boy or girl wouldn’t want a working automobile of their own?            In 1909, the opportunity came to children across America when over 100 businesses from Oregon to Florida…
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Rewind: July 15, 2023 – “Belgian Painter Edward P. Buyck and his Connection to Glens Falls”

REWIND:  July 15, 2023 Belgian Painter Edward P. Buyck and his Connection to Glens Falls By Teri Rogers         A dramatic and moving watercolor reprint graces the stairway at the Warren County Historical Society.  It depicts an historic scene that could very well have taken place on the banks of the Hudson…
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Rewind: June 1, 2023 – “Yes! The Mohican House is Bolton”

Rewind:  June 1, 2023 Yes! The Mohican House is Bolton by Dave Waite         In 1799, Warren County took part of the town of Thurman bordering the western shore of Lake George and created a new town that they named Bolton.  At that time, the town was so small that it did…
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Rewind: May 15, 2023 – “Let’s Go to the Movies!”

Rewind:  May 15, 2023 Let’s Go to the Movies by Judy Melkonian             In the 1950’s, your film choices are many, such as the American epic, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, the 50’s version starring David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton, and Shirley MacLaine.  For an extraterrestrial sci-fi horror film,…
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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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