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Historical society elects directors

WARRENSBURG - The annual meeting of the Warrensburgh Historical Society was held recently at Grace's Restaurant.

Paul Gilchrist, president of the Society, conducted the meeting. In addition to an overview of the past year's activities and the presentation of committee reports, a slate of nominees for directors was presented to members for their approval. Terms are for two years.

Nominated for six vacancies were incumbents Dennis Martinez and Paul Gilchrist, plus Peggy Knowles, Gary Bivona, John Cleveland and Debbie Toolan, and John Franchini. Outgoing directors Rosemary Maher and John Hastings completed the maximum of three consecutive terms, and Valerie Forsythe and Delbert Chambers chose not to accept re-nomination.

The Historical Society hosted several programs during 2010. In March, James Ligon of Thurman talked about his work constructing covered bridges. In April, the Society conducted its Artifacts Nights. In late summer, Michael Kudish presented a talk on the Warrensburg Branch of the Adirondack Railroad at the Museum in August and just recently, Mike Prescott conducted an "armchair paddle" of the Schroon River.

In August, the Society also held their annual, ever-popular Sticky Wicket Croquet Competition & Picnic at the Warrensburg Fish Hatchery. This is the Society's primary fundraiser when the town's businesses demonstrate their support of the group's efforts to preserve the town's history.

October was a busy month for the Historical Society, group officials said. In addition to their annual Graveyard Walks and Dinner with the Dead, the Society hosted Warren County History Day at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History Museum, open to all historical societies in the county.

The Warrensburgh Historical Society publishes a Quarterly and a calendar, and operates the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History for the Town of Warrensburg.

Membership information can be found on the Society Web site at www.whs12885.org or by calling 623-2207.

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