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Warren County Bicentennial

Floyd Bennett speaking at Shepard Park

Warren County Bicentennial Proclamation Day

The Warren County Bicentennial proudly celebrates “Proclamation Day” on Friday March 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. At the commencement of the Board of Supervisors meeting there will be a presentation and reading of proclamations from local municipalities and county chairmen as well as from New York State officials including Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Dan Stec. Each proclamation will serve to recognize and congratulate Warren County on its 200 years of service to residents and visitors alike.

Warren County was formed on March 12, 1813 from neighboring Washington County, and at that time included the towns of Bolton, Chester, Hague, Johnsburg, Lake George, Luzerne, Queensbury, Thurman and Warrensburg. The Towns of Horicon and Stony Creek, as well as the Villages of Glens Falls (later the City) and Lake George were formed at later dates.

The ceremony will also include a slide show of historical photographs from throughout Warren County. The photographs were submitted by local historians, Bicentennial Committee members and members of the public. Photographs can be viewed on the Bicentennial website.

Upcoming Bicentennial events include the distribution of Black-Eyed Susan plant tags to area nurseries in recognition of the County’s Bicentennial Flower, and the

April 11th opening of the Chapman Museum-Warren County Archives exhibit entitled “Parchments, Papers & Prints: 200 Years of History from the Warren County Archives”.

The Bicentennial Committee thanks the churches that will take part in the event:

The committee invites any other church, organization or County resident that may have a bell to ring it at 2:00 pm on March 12, 2013 for five minutes in remembrance of the founding of Warren County.

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