Virtually the entire collection of the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History in Warren County, NY, is now available online.
The Society, which operates the museum for the Town of Warrensburg, has uploaded its entire database to the server of PastPerfect Online. Photographs and photos of artifacts can be viewed along with descriptions, sources and other data.
The site may be easily searched for People, Places, Events, Type of Artifact and more. Advanced searches may be performed using other categories.
The Warrensburgh Historical Society was founded in 1973. It opened its museum in 1975 and has been collecting and exhibiting objects, photographs and archival material since then. Careful records were kept “in longhand” of everything in the collection.
It suffered a hiatus in the beginning of the 21st century but a refreshed Historical Society, with the help of the Town of Warrensburg, began reorganizing the entire museum and its collection in 2004. At that time it purchased a computer and Past Perfect museum software and digitized all data of the collection.
The museum reopened in 2009. Its collection has grown rapidly to more than 12,000 historic artifacts.
The Warrensburgh Museum, located at 3754 Main Street in the VFW Building, has a part-time-paid staff of one, and numerous volunteers to help tend its collection.
Its normal weekly hours open to the public were eight. It can now be visited 24/7 from the comfort of home. Further information may be obtained from the Museum Director, Steve Parisi at (518) 232-7349 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Warrensburgh Museum provided.