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.


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Events - Brown Bag Lunch Programs


Haunted Utica

Wednesday May 3rd  at noon


Book signing with Dennis Webster


Once a bustling hub on the Erie Canal, Utica and the surrounding region still harbor some spirits from the industrial age. "Old Main," Utica's shuttered psychiatric hospital, is one of the most haunted sites in New York State. John and Mary Jane Munn still walk the lavish halls of their castle on Rutger Street. Shrouded in secrecy, the Newport Masonic Temple's "Brotherhood of the Leather Apron" includes a ghostly membership. Otherworldly visitors also inhabit the Stanley Theater, Forest Hill Cemetery, the Madison House and many other historic locales. Follow Dennis Webster as he delves into the region's supernatural past.

Dennis Webster is a paranormal investigator with the Ghost Seekers of Central New York. His other works include Haunted Mohawk Valley, Haunted Old Forge and Wicked Adirondacks.


 History of the Lewis County General Hospital

Tuesday June 13, 2017

Presented by Michele Prince and Christina Flint

Community Relations

Lewis County General Hospital


In 1929, the citizens of Lewis County decided they needed a local hospital.  In 1930, the County of Lewis purchased the land for the county hospital on the top of a hill leading into town.  The cost of the land was $4,500.  In 1930, the construction of the hospital began.  Seven months later, in August 1931, the construction phase ended and a brand new healthcare facility opened its doors to a grateful community.  It was a sturdy building of solid brick with six towering white posts marking the main entrance.  Today, 86 years later, the main campus encompasses 14.5 acres and offers over 220,000 square feet of floor space dedicated to the provision of high quality healthcare to the residents of the tri-county area.

From new buildings, services and equipment, to an ever-changing healthcare environment, plan to join us at the Lewis County Historical Society to find out how the facility has changed and evolved to meet the needs of the residents in Lewis County since 1931.


For more information please contact the Historical Society at 376-8957 or at lewiscountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. 




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