“From Glacial to Global”
Founded in 1975 at the start of America’s Bicentennial Celebration, the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History opened storage trunks and attics of local residents to yield thousands of artifacts and photographs related to Warrensburg’s history.
Exhibits chronicle the town’s history from prehistoric times through the town’s founding in 1813 to the present. Period clothing and quilts, logging and farming tools, as well as products, tools and documents of Warrensburg’s peak industrial period spanning a century from 1850 to 1950 bring the exhibits to life. Local heroes including internationally famous aviator Floyd Bennett, U.S. Congressman Louis Emerson and State Senator James Emerson, famous in 1912 for establishing the State’s trunk highway system, are highlighted.
Warrensburg is located along the Schroon River, which provided ample opportunity for industrial water power in the late 18th century. The town rose to preeminence in the 19th century with sawmills, industrial tanning, paper making, and clothing manufacture, which continued into the latter half of the 20th century. Many of the substantial homes resulting from this wealth remain. An exhibit at the museum chronicles the various styles of architecture in photos and text.
The Museum, owned by the Town of Warrensburg, is operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society. Admission is free. Full handicap accessibility. These items are displayed throughout the museum to visually tell the story of Warrensburg’s history, and are open to the public for viewing. Bring the kids!
Museum Hours & Location:
- Noon – 4pm Wednesdays year round
- 1-3pm Sundays year round
- 11am-3pm Saturdays Memorial Day to Columbus Day
The Warrensburgh Historical Museum is located on Main Street in the town of Warrensburg, 5 miles north of Lake George.