Welcome to our website!  Click on the links above and below to browse our site, and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.


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.


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 here!

We are currently on winter hours until June 1, 2014 and open Tuesday through Thursday 10-4. 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 accomodate your requests.


Latest News... 
Brown Bag Lunch Programs to start September 17th - See events page for details!
2015 Black River Concert series line-up listed on Events page! 
Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country, a new book by Martin Podskoch will be available in mid-August
Check out the calendar with upcoming events 
on the Events Page!

The Lewis County Historical Society is gathering data and images of veterans from the Civil War who enlisted in Lewis County.  Check our events page for further information!
New site for Soft Maple Dam Photos

16 historical Lewis County videos are now available on http://www.youtube.com/user/lewishistory13367
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".


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