Following five years of planning, research, writing and design, the Warrensburgh Historical Society has released Warrensburg, New York: 200 Years of People, Places and Events (2014) in honor of the town’s Bicentennial Celebration.
Spearheaded by Town Historian Sandi Parisi, the effort involved more than 20 volunteers. The 184-page soft-cover book, laid out as an encyclopedia of Warrensburg history, contains more than 300 photographs and a 19-page index with over 2,300 listings.
Topics range from the town’s earliest settlers in the late 18th century to more recent notables of the 20th century, plus industries, businesses, and events that contributed to a thriving and prosperous community which influenced the local, state and national scenes.
The book was published on February 12, 2014, the 201st anniversary of the founding of the Town of Warrensburgh. The book goes on sale during a release celebration party this tomorrow, Sunday, February 16, at Lizzie Keays Restaurant, 89 River Street, between 3 and 5 pm. All are invited to attend. Contributors to the book will be in attendance to sign copies.
Retail price of the book is $19.95. It will be available for purchase at Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, as well as other retail outlets. A mail-order form with postage requirements is available on the Warrensburgh Historical Society website, www.whs12885.org. For more information contact the Town Historian and Society treasurer, Sandi Parisi, at 518-623-2207.