Our Current Projects are..

General Walter Martin Mansion

Stow Square Monument

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

Lewis County Resource Center














The Lewis County Fair is July 21st to 25th!
Visit us at our booth under the grandstand! Displays and books from our gift shop will be for sale. Check out our new 2016 calendar.

Martinsburg Day August 8, 10am - 3pm!

The Lewis County Historical Society serves a historic area situated between the Adirondack Mountains and the Tug Hill Plateau in New York State. Our mission is to acquire and maintain historical artifacts and to make them available to the public for viewing. We also organize community outreach programs and assist with genealogy and local history research.

View the History of each Township in Lewis County!

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.

And, 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!

We are currently on summer hours until October 15, 2015. We are open Tuesday through Thursday 10-4 and Saturday 10-12 noon. The research center is also on the same hours. Those requiring a visit to the Research Center on the weekend please contact Jerry Perrin at 942-4891 and he will try to accommodate your requests.


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



















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