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

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Temporarily Closed


The Lewis County Historical Society’s facilities in downtown Lowville are temporarily closed to the public in an effort to help eliminate the risk to our community of exposure to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and to comply with the advice of the State, our local government agencies and health authorities. During this period, we will endeavor to do what we can by email and phone to help people with research, the planning and scheduling of future events and programs or otherwise to answer questions you may have. As always, our research continues to be free to the public.

Lewis County in the Time of Corona

We are all living through an historic moment in time – one that should be preserved for future generations. The Lewis County Historical Society is asking the public and other community organizations to collect, keep and ultimately submit to the Historical Society videos, photos, recordings, art, songs, oral histories, journals, diaries, sealed letters to as yet unborn generations, and other writings that will help tell the story of this novel coronavirus pandemic.

See our Press Release here.

See our Instructions and Questionnaire here.


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


Here at the Lewis County Historical Society we seek to instill a broader appreciation of the present through a deeper understanding of our past. Our mission is to preserve, present and promote the works and stories of Lewis County and its environs – the Tug Hill plateau, the Black River valley and the western Adirondacks – and to use our people, funding, collections, programming and partnerships to be Lewis County’s pre-eminent place for historical preservation, community education and involvement, and heritage tourism. You will find that our Society can be described many ways: an educational institution; a preservation society; a group of historians with collections; a museum and exhibit hall; a recorder of history; a teller of stories; a visitors center; a performance space; or even just an decent and enjoyable bunch of people dedicated to trying to improve our North County community. We are all that and more.

View the History of each Township in Lewis County!

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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