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Warren County Bicentennial

Burhans Mansion - Built in 1865, torn down 1962

Special Meeting of the Warren County Board of Supervisors Commemorates Bicentennial

The Warren County Bicentennial Citizens Advisory Committee is proud to announce that a Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be held at the Old Warren County Court House on June 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. It will be followed by a Lawn Reception from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.

County Supervisors will meet at the Town of Lake George Town Center and proceed by trolley to the Old Warren County Court House on Canada Street. At the Courthouse they will be led inside by a bagpiper provided by the Fort William Henry Museum, along with the Warren County American Legion Color Guard. This Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be called to order by Chairman Kevin Geraghty.

Highlights of this meeting will include the presentation of the 1813 American Flag to Warren County by the Warren County American Legion, singing of the Star Spangled Banner by Mayr Sawyer, Glens Falls High School Class of 2015; special welcomes from the Town of Lake George and Village of Lake George; the history of the Warren County Court House, as told by Marisa Muratori; and an historical monologue by “James Caldwell” founder of the original town of Caldwell. Additionally, the Warren County American Legion Oratorical Contest Winner, Christiann van Nispen, from Chestertown Post 964 will recite his winning essay, followed by a Keynote address by Robert Weible, New York State Historian. In keeping with the tradition of the county presenting a gift to each of its municipalities as was done at the 1913 Centennial Celebration, Chairman Geraghty will unveil the 2013 Warren County Bicentennial Plaque.

At the conclusion of the Board Meeting, Supervisors will lead guests outside to a ceremonial firing of muskets and cannon salute by Fort William Henry re-enactors. A lawn reception to follow will include a Commemorative Postal Cancellation by the Lake George Post Office, Postmaster Jodi Finnegan; the sale of bicentennial memorabilia; and historical displays by several towns and Fort William Henry. Light refreshments will be served, including strawberry shortcake social by Girl Scout Troop # 1369; historical music selections will be provided by Courtly Music Unlimited; and self-guided tours will be hosted by the Lake George Historical Association.

All arrangements are under the direction of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, Warren County Citizens Advisory Committee, Town of Lake George, Village of Lake George and the Lake George Historical Association.

*Free parking is available for the event.

Important Note: To ensure that the Special Board Meeting is available to all interested public, the event will also be broadcast live in a special tent on the grounds outside the Courthouse. There will be seating and audio-visual services for those attending. Audio-visual provided by InfoTainment Services Inc.

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