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General Walter Martin Mansion

We have a wide variety of resources for your family research needs. Genealogy research requests can be made with Lewis County Historical Society.




Find more at our

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Dr. Jerry Perrin
(1956 - 2020)
In Memoriam

Sadly, we recently lost our long-time curator and office manager — and our very good friend — Jerry Perrin. We hope to be able to honor his memory and all that he has meant to the Historical Society at some point later this year as we get by the current pandemic.


Temporarily Operating A Bit Differently

The Lewis County Historical Society is currently operating, but in a capacity that is a bit different due to the COVID pandemic.

We are staffed and operating on our normal schedule several days a week – during which we work largely by email, phone and online access to help people with research, make plans for the development and scheduling of post-pandemic events and programs, answer questions and inquiries directed to us, and otherwise just generally try to be of help. As always, our research remains free to the public. And, of course, we continue our efforts to preserve, present and promote the history and stories of Lewis County and its environs.

While we remain temporarily closed to walk-in visits, we are working to accommodate our members and the community-at-large who have a demonstrated need for our assistance.  We currently allow access to our on-site research facilities by prior-approved appointment. All visitors are subject to governmental and public health recommended safety measures, and everyone must wear appropriate face masks at all times, socially distance, and abide by our general health and safety practices.

We look forward to hearing from you and doing what we can to be of assistance. In the meantime, wear your facemasks, wash your hands, stay at an appropriate social distance and be safe.

Our contact information remains: or (315) 376-8957. Email is generally easier for us to address.

Please follow the Lewis County Historical Society on our website, Facebook page and through other social media. We will communicate to you through these and other outlets.

We welcome new members and volunteers. We have many events and projects throughout the year. Become a member, make a donation, or contact us if you are interested in volunteer opportunities for yourself or your group.


Our gift shop offers a wide variety of commemorative ornaments, books, and other unique items………


Great Gift Ideas!


 Visit our Gift Shop for gift items with many new and interesting local historical books and featuring commemorative ornaments, unique local gifts, and Hough's famous "History of Lewis County, NY." Also, 2 new DVDs "Little Ditch, the Black River Canal" and "Fort Drum, the First 100 Years".




16 Historical Videos on YouTube



Even though we're rooted in history, we're working hard to make a mark in the 21st century. Beside our website we also have a Facebook page. Follow us there!

















































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