Dr. Jerry Perrin
(1956 - 2020)
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
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
Our contact information remains:
(315) 376-8957. Email is generally easier for us
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