Warren County Historical Society set to Debut Allegheny River Series

Allegheny River
Allegheny River Photo courtesy of Allegheny Outfitters

WARREN, Pa. – The Warren County Historical Society is set to debut its new Allegheny River Series.

Part I of the series, ‘Old Warren & the Allegheny in Pictures’ will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Warren County Courthouse’s main courtroom.

“The historical society is revving up for 2022,” said Historical Society Managing Director Michelle Gray. “It was a good choice for us to go over there (to the courthouse). The judge’s chambers have to approve the space, which they did.”

The series will feature historian Ellen Putnam Paquette’s photo history of Warren and the Allegheny River.

Patrons will have the opportunity to see rare images and hear a number of different stories related to the dangers of early rafting on the Allegheny River and why Warren was able to take off as a town along the river.

“Casey Ferry (Event Coordinator) had the great idea to focus on the Allegheny River,” Gray said. “She approached Ellen Paquette, who his going to do the first part of the series.”

The presentation was originally put together by Ellen Paquette’s father, historian Chase Putnam.

The program is free to the public.

The second part of the series will feature Piper VanOrd and be held on April 21.

“We’ve got a lot of calls on this event,” Paquette said. “We will put together a videotape as well as some highlights on our YouTube channel.”