The Warren County Historical Society is opening a new exhibit, Logging at the Bend of the River, curated by Faith Bouchard. A debut reception will be held on Thursday, August 2 from 4 to 7 pm at the Society’s headquarters, 50 Gurney Lane, in Queensbury.
The exhibit showcases the important history of logging and papermaking in Warren County and the southern Adirondacks and features the role of some the region’s oldest companies, Finch in Glens Falls and International Paper in Ticonderoga (and formerly South Glens Falls).
It also depicts how the logging industry influenced the growth, both in population and in the economy, of local communities in the past two centuries. It also highlights the importance of the Hudson River and its “bend” at Glens Falls in creating a natural epicenter for logging and paper-making in the North Country.
The public is invited to view the display on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm from August 3 to November 30.
The Warren County Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to educating about, preserving, and promoting the history and heritage of Warren County and its environs. For more information, call the Historical Society at (518) 743–0734 or visit their website.