The Warren Historical Society was founded in 1968 with the mission to preserve the historic heritage of the people of Warren. Among its founding members were many of the descendants of the founding families of Warren. The first Warren Historical Society collected and preserved an impressive collection of objects, photographs and archival materials that were stored in the historic Academy at 8 Sackett Hill Rd.

In 2006 under the leadership of a new board the Warren Historical Society incorporated and became a non-profit foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Over the past ten years, WHS has undergone tremendous growth in both collection and program development.