Bicentennial Website for Warren County events and highlight of the towns.
In honor of the 200-year anniversary of the establishment of Warren County, a new website has been launched to highlight events to be held for the bicentennial celebration in 2013.
The new website — WarrenNY200.org — was launched at a special party on Oct. 12, at the Warren County Municipal Center. The site examines the history of the last 100 years for Warren County and has a special page of photos for each of the 11 towns and the city of Glens Falls.
Since 2009, officials and members of the Citizens Advisory Committee have worked together to identify and plan events in celebration of the achievements of the county, its residents and visitors.
“As we started planning the celebrations for the bicentennial, it was always evident we would need to have a website,” said Warren County Historian Ann McCann.
McCann said the website will be a useful tool in allowing people from all over to connect with of Warren County lives in California, they can sign the guest book and look at photos people post from the events,” McCann said.
The Warren County Historical Society and the Citizens Advisory Committee collaborated on the website.
“We wanted to use the website to look at people who have lived here, the places which have changed over the last 100 years and the events that have been held here,” said Stan Cianfarano, president of the Historical Society and Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee.
The webpage describes the history of the county, county organizations and the people who worked hard to establish the site. It includes a calendar of events tied into the bicentennial celebrations, historical photos of and a guest book.
Through the photos page, McCann said there will be folders added for each of the celebratory events. Website visitors are encouraged to upload their own photos from the events.
“We want this to be interactive for everyone who is celebrating this event around the county,” McCann said.
Warren County today was signed into law on March 12, 1813.
The county’s 11 towns are: Bolton, Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Stony Creek, Hague, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, Thurman, Queensbury and Warrensburg. It includes one village — Lake George — and one city — Glens Falls.
The county expands from the Hudson River, along Lake George and into the Adirondack Mountains, and it was named for Revolutionary War General Joseph Warren.
For a full view of photos, events or to see who is signing the site’s guestbook check out the website at WarrenNY200.org.