General Donations

General Walter Martin Mansion

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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About Us

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.

We welcome additions to our collection throughout the year. Think about leaving a legacy to your community by donating artifacts you may have in your possession to further enhance the holdings of the Society for the enjoyment of future generations. In addition, financial bequests and monetary donations in various denominations are made throughout the year to funds that have been established by the Society or can be established in your name or that of a loved one. Please think about supporting the arts and humanities by becoming a member of your local historical society!


Jonathan Miller, President
Marian Opela, Vice President
Sharon Sears, Treasurer
Susan Merrell, Secretary 


Deb Bernard
Hamish Davey
Linda Dening
Catherine Gunn
Arlene Hall
Linda Hornig
Mary Kelley
Robert Meekins
Susan Merrell
Jonathan Miller
Lydia Miller
Cole Mullin
Marian Opela
Sandra Roberts
Dr. Daniel Root
Sharon Sears
Carmen Sweet

Office Asst. Curator:
Cole Mullin




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