Local History Links

The Adirondack region has a deep appreciation for the history that shaped us and our rich cultural heritage.  Below are links to other local history repositories.  When in the area, please visit them and share our appreciation for days gone by.

Washington County Historical Society, located in Fort Edward, NY, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of Washington County, NY.  The Heritage Research Library contains regional books, written documents, genealogical information and memorabilia.  Lectures, workshops, tours and social events are also offered.

The William and Elsie Hill Collection, located at SUNY Adirondack’s Library, is a research collection of over 1000 historical books, serials, pamphlets, letters, clippings, manuscripts and other material.  Its primary focus is the regional history of the Glens Falls area (including the Adirondacks, Warren and Washington Counties, Vermont, and the Revolutionary War).  The material dates from mid-eighteenth century to present.

Rogers Island, located on the Hudson River in Fort Edward, NY, was once one of the largest British fortifications in North America.  Today, the Rogers Island Visitor Center hosts exhibits related to early Native American inhabitants and the Revolutionary War.  The Adirondack Community College Archaeological Field School is also hosted on the island every summer.

Lakes to Locks Passage, in collaboration with National Geographic, has created this website to promote “the places most recommended and respected by locals.”  Here you will find information related to not only the Old Fort House Museum, but also to Fort Edward and the entire Champlain Canal region as well.  A variety of recreational, historical, and cultural places are described in detail, as well as local places related to tourism for those who are visiting the region.