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Local History: Home

In this guide users will find local history resources within the Moffat Library as well as online.


Our local history collection contains circulating and non-circulating items focused on the people, events and institutions that have shaped the Village of Washingtonville and the Town of Blooming Grove. Our collection also contains materials relevant to the surrounding areas of Orange, Ulster and Dutchess Counties in addition to the greater Hudson Valley. Visitors can access our circulating collection during operating hours.  Due to staffing, requests to view non-circulating materials must be made at least 48 hours in advance. 


Historic Images of Washingtonville


Matthew Thorenz
Head of Reference and Adult Services


Phone: (845) 496-5483 x 326

New Local History Book

Stop by the library to check-out a brand new history of the Town of Blooming Grove & Village of Washingtonville written by Local History Librarian Matthew Thorenz! This book is packed full of information, fun facts, and images that chronicle the early history of the area we call home!