The Woodbury Historical Society (WHS) is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents in 1984. The purpose of the Historical Society is to collect and preserve the heritage of the Town of Woodbury. The Society serves as a source of information for those who are interested in our local history.
If you would like to become a member of the Woodbury Historical Society or if you'd like to make a donation, CLICK HERE to download the Woodbury Historical Society Membership and Donation Form.
543 Route 32 • P.O. Box 30 • Highland Mills, NY 10930
Leslie Rose, Town Historian
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Do you have information to help people
prepare a family tree?
Do you accept donations? What can be
Do you have regularly scheduled meetings?
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children with local history reports?
What is the Proctor Gatehouse and the
In 1973, the U.S. Government deeded the Gatehouse to the Town of Woodbury to be used for youth activities. Until the 1990's, the Parks Commission used the Gatehouse for small group activities and the Boy Scouts used The Carriage House. However, budget restraints made it impossible for the Parks Commission to make major renovations to the building and the fate of The Gatehouse was unclear.
In 1996, the Woodbury Town Board crafted an agreement by which the complex would be renovated by using only private funds. The Woodbury Historical Society, which was in need of additional space, and the Boy Scouts, who needed meeting rooms, worked jointly to achieve this goal. WHS will use The Gatehouse for a museum and for special children's projects. The Boy Scouts will use The Carriage House for their troop meetings.