Local architecture exhibit set A new exhibit portraying the architectural heritage of Warrensburg will be opening soon at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History, and its debut will be observed with a wine and cheese reception from 1 to 4 p.m. May 15.
The exhibit takes the viewer through the dozen or so styles of architecture in Warrensburg from its early settlement in the late 18th century to the present. Developed by Delbert Chambers, the exhibit is to be part of the museum's permanent display.
The museum, located in the VFW Building at 3754 Main St., has barrier-free access. The entrance and parking are at the rear of the building.
Warrensburg began as a water-powered mill town and quickly earned its place among the industrial powers of the area, with lumber, tanning and garment manufacture being the main sources of wealth. From the early 19th century, the town's residential architecture reflected that wealth, mirroring the current architectural styles found throughout the country. From palatial mansions built by the industrial magnates to the more modest residences of successful workers and businesspeople, a wide variety of styles and materials can still be found throughout the town. This variety is reflected in the new exhibit, which includes reference to early kit-built homes offered by such national companies as Sears Roebuck.
The museum is operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society. Regular hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Admission is free.
For details contact the museum director, Steve Parisi, at 623-2928 or 623-2207 or see: www.whs12885.org.
Gospel duo booked at church
Country gospel singers Julian and Bonnie George of Tennessee, a duo that's won a measure of fame for their inspirational music, has been booked for a concert at the Warrensburg Assembly of God Church.
The free concert will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 12 in the sanctuary, 3990 Main St. in Warrensburg.
This talented duo was nominated for the award "Gospel Entertainers of 2010." A donation basket will be passed. For details, call: 623-2282.
Local Civil War soldiers topic of talk
The Warren County Historical Society is conducting several programs soon, and the public is invited.
On Wednesday, May 18, the free program "Civil War Begins for the North Country," is to be presented by Joan Aldous at 7 p.m. in Queensbury Church of the King, 685 Bay Road, across from the SUNY Adirondack campus. Planned is a special performance of Civil War period music by Mike Yates. Aldous, who co-authored a chapter in the new Warren County History book, will be referring to letters and photographs of local citizens and soldiers. For details, see: www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.
Car show, plant sale this week
The annual Warrensburg Car Show is set for Sunday, May 15 in the local elementary school parking lot at 1 James St.
To be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event is includes classic cars, street rods, antique vehicles, muscle cars, compacts, sports cars, SUVs, motorcycles and specialty vehicles. All vehicles are welcome to participate. Pre-registration, for only $10 entry fee, is available through May 14. Registering the day of the show costs $15 per vehicle. Spectators are charged $3. Proceeds go to the Warrensburg Elementary School playground fund.
Then on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there's the Lake George Community Garden Club's Perennial Plant Sale in Shepard Park, in Lake George. The plants are locally grown in the gardens of club members, who will be available to share planting tips.
Burger Dash race this weekend
The second annual Burgher Dash footrace is set for Saturday May 14 at the Warrensburg Elementary School on 1 James St. The 5K run starts at 9:30 a.m. The funds raised from the race will benefit the playground committee at the elementary school. To register, contact Ann Downes at 623-9747 or via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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