Historical Society Loans Exhibit

Warrensburgh Historical Society Loans Exhibit
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Warrensburg Elementary School has received a temporary exhibit created and loaned by the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History.  The exhibit is “A Tribute to those who have served their country in the military – from the Civil War to the present.”  It is beautifully arranged displayed in a previously empty case on the second floor of the elementary school. 

The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History has been a partner to the school in getting elementary students excited about local history, and having the exhibit on-site will only further their interest. “It is exciting for students to identify ancestors in photos and recognize names on donated items,” said Dr. Kathleen Bernhard, Director of PPS.

The current exhibit contains military uniforms, medals, photos and contains the following items, donated to the museum by the individual named or a family member:

Uniforms:

  • Civil War Jacket that belonged to Col. Samuel T. Richards of the 118th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. 
  • World War I U. S. Army uniform that belonged to Joseph Anselmo
  • Korean era, Women's Air Corp jacket that belonged to Helen Decker
  • World War II U. S. Navy uniform that belonged to Ernie Balosie, boatswain’s mate first class

Other artifacts:

  • NRA Junior Marksman medals earned by Judson Smith Jr., c.1953-56
  • Rifle marksman patches worn by Judson Smith Jr.
  • Home guard rangers hat
  • Civil War era canvas belt with Grand Army of the Republic buckle
  • Photo of Capt. Samuel B. Moses
  • Photo of Sgt. Joseph A. Hastings, Flagbearer, Company D, Adirondack Regiment, 118th NY Volunteers

World War II posters:

  • Your Victory Garden
  • Order Coal Now
  • Cadet Nurse
  • Join the people . . .
  • SPARS – U. S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve
  • U. S. Navy – If you tell where he is going

“Tentative plans call for the exhibit to change several times throughout the school year, corresponding with the season.  Being that Veteran’s Day is this month it makes sense to have a military display. The next exhibit will include winter artifacts,” stated Steve Parisi, Executive Director of the Warrensbugh Historical Society.  In the Spring when 4th grade students have the opportunity to enroll in after school enrichment courses, the exhibit will parallel the course studies.     

Exhibited artifacts are drawn from the museum’s collection of over 5,000 items.  Similar artifacts and photos are always on display at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History located 3754 Main Street, Warrensburg.  Admission is free and it is open year-round Wednesday 12p.m. – 4p.m. and Sunday 1p.m. – 3p.m.  Mr. Parisi stated the museum will open at additional times for groups of five or more by calling (518) 232-7349 to schedule a time.  To learn more about the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History visit www.whs12885.org

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