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Gift Shop


Lewis County Historical Society Gift Shop items

Purchasing items from the LCHS Gift shop benefits you and the society. Thanks for your business.

All item prices do not include tax. Please add 8% sales tax to the purchase, and $5. for shipping.

These books have been reprinted by the LCHS:

French Settlement In The Early Years

A collection of newspaper articles from the Lewis County Democrat, originally published in 1913, concerning the early settlement of the Town of Croghan. The collection includes information about church history, businesses and family history, and includes a surname index. $18.

Lewis County Goes To War!

A collection of Lowville Journal newspaper articles concerning Lewis County residents who fought for the Union during the Civil War and the experiences at home.

 By Jack Wolfe, reprinted with permission from Mrs. Jack (Thea) Wolfe.  $12.

Also available for purchase:

Images of America Series

A popular series of books published by Arcadia Press, concerning the history of American towns, villages, historic and scenic sites.  Those concerning Lewis County and neighboring areas are these Arcadia publications:

Lewis County

By Harney J. Corwin


By Dorothy K. Duflo

The Black River Canal

By Harney J. Corwin and Edward P. Fynmore

Around Boonville

By Harney J. Corwin

Around Carthage and West Carthage

By Lynn M. Thornton

Champion, Great Bend and Deferiet

By Lynn M. Thornton


All Images of America books are $21.99 each


Books by Martin Podskoch:

Adirondack 102 Club

Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps      

Adirondack Firetowers                                            

Adirondack Stories  with Sam Glanzman

Adirondack Stories II  with Sam Glanzman

$18.95 each


Books by Irene Uttendorfsky:

Lewis County author, Irene Uttendorfsky writes interesting books that combine historical and fictional characters involved in historical events. An excellent gift to increase interest in local history for your children and young adults:

Adirondack Mouse, and the Mysterious Disappearance   $9.95            

Adirondack Mouse, and The Perilous Journey  $6.95

Hannah and The Two Sisters     $11.95

Punkeyville Girl  $11.95                                                

When Thunder Rolls  $11.95   

Also in our inventory:

The Adirondack Princess, Book 2                            

By Doris E. Schuyler $6.75    

 Adirondack Stories of The Black River Country        

By William J. OíHern $19.95    


Adirondack Vernacular, The Photography of Henry M. Beach 

Robert Bogdan $39.95    

Becoming German   

The history of the eighteenth century, Rhine Valley peoples, who immigrated to the Schoharie and Mohawk valleys; and their gradual coalescing of their various ethnic backgrounds to becoming referred to as ďGermanĒ. Many of these families also migrated to the North Country, principally Lewis and Jefferson Counties.                                                

Philip Otterness $19.95   

Barns of New York   

Cynthia G. Falk  $27.

A Life of Letters: The Writings of Ann McConnell


 Barnstorming Champions The 1920 Adirondack Stars               

Scott Feisthumel $4.00       

Boonville and Beyond                                             

William L. Crosten $14.95    

Call Me Adirondack                                                      

Murray Heller $10.95    


Edith Pilcher $24.95   

Castorland Journal 

The diaries of Desjardins and Pharoux, fleeing from the French Revolution, came to explore Lewis and Jefferson Counties for settlement.                       

Simon Desjardins, Pierre Pharoux  $65.00   

Colvin In The Adirondacks                                    

Francis B. Rosevear $22.00    

Coming Home                                                            

Paula Peterson $14.95    

Discover the NorthWest Adirondacks


Early Days On The Hill                                                          

Wetmore $18.00    

Eben Holden A Tale Of The North Country                 

Irving Bacheller  $11.95   

Exposing The Wilderness                                           

Robert Bogdan   $39.95   

Footsteps Through The Adirondack The Verplanck Colvin Story   

Nina H. Webb  $11.95    


The Forest Preserve of NYS Adirondacks and Catskills       

Norman J. Vanwalkenburgh $6.00    

Frontier Justice, Loomis Gang                                 

E. Fuller Torrey $16.00  


Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution

The history of the Holland Land Purchase.           

Charles E. Brooks $24.95    

Golden Age of Homespun                               

Jared van Wagenen, Jr. $26.50    

The Greig Affair, An 1859 Tragedy                    

 Matthew J. Conway $19.95   

Guides of the Adirondack                                        

Charles Brumley  $22.50    

Haunted New York Vol.1                                                  

Cheri Revai $16.95    

Haunted New York Vol. 4                                       

Cheri Farnsworth $17.95    


Marylee Armour$14.95    

Hides, Hemlocks and Adirondack History                

Barbara McMartin $30.00    

History of Cheesemaking in New York State            

Eunice R. Stamm     $35.00    

History of Lewis County 1883  

Franklin B. Hough $65.00   

History of Lewis County NY                                       

G. Byron Bowen $20.00    

A History Turin, Lewis County, New York              

Emily Williams and Ethel Evans Markham $20.00    

Home Remedies


Ice Harvesting In Early America     

Dewey D. Hill and Elliot R. Hughes $5.50    

Lewis County Narrative                                              

 Dr. John Higby $6.50       

Living North Country                                           

Singer and Burdick $25.95   

Lore Of An Adirondack Country                                

Edith E. Cutting $14.95    

Mad House 

A fascinating history of the early insane asylums in New York State.                                                           

Michael T. Keene  $19.95    

Memory Stones- A History the Welsh Church          

Jay G. Williams, III $16.50    


Moose River Diary 1      

Judy Jones writes an ebullient and well researched history of a nearly forgotten area of Lewis County.                                                

Judy  Jones $19.00    

Moose River Diary 2   

 Judy shares more of her research into the Moose River settlement                                                     

 Judy Jones $19.00    

Murder In The Adirondacks                                         

Craig Brandon $15.95    

Nature, Nurture & Nostalgia     

Interesting tidbits of natural history from a former Lewis County historian.                                   

Louis Mihalyi  $9.95     

New York Amish   

Potsdam professor, Ms. Johnson-Weiner has studied Amish customs and beliefs for many years. Her book is respectful and insightful, and she begins her book with the history of the Lewis County Amish-Mennonite pioneers.

Karen M. Johnson-Weiner $24.95   

New York State Canals                                              

 F. Daniel Larkin $12.00    

No Middle Ground, Thomas Ward Osbornís Letters From The Field 


Northern Drift                                                               

 John Golden $15.95    

Northern New York Northern Lights                           

Dave Shampine $19.99    

Osceola, Jewel of Tug Hill               

Lola Moore and Elizabeth Quinn $32.00   

Oswegatchie, A North Country River     

Essays edited by Christopher Angus $16.95    

Out Of The Wilderness                                          

Norton C. Shepard $10.95    

Penetís Square                                                       

Thomas F. Powell   $9.95    

Pictorial History of Lowville Academy


Praise The Lord St. Hedwigs Church



The Spike Tomahawk  

Lewis County resident, Jack Vargo, is a blacksmith and a noted expert in Colonial era weaponry and tools. This book is the result of years of research into what Jack refers to as one of the earliest tools created by mankind. This book contains much detailed information, illustrations and photos. Jack with his wife Donna, above.                                                    

Jack Vargo  $24.95 (hardcover),  $15.99 (softcover)

Proud To Serve, Firefighters of Croghan, NY   

Kenneth R. Proulx and Frederick  J. Schneider $20.00    

Putting The Barn Before the House                              

Gary Osterud $26.95    

Rails In the North Woods            

Richard Allen, William Gove, Keith F. Maloney and Richard F. Palmer $21.95    

The Sheans The Stowells and Harrisville, N.Y.        

 M. Francis Shean $18.50  

Strangers and Pilgrims                                                

Arlene Yousey $50.00   

Sybil Ludington The Call To Arms                               

V.T. Dacquino  $15.00   

Tales From Little Lewis                                               

 Hazel C. Drew $5.00    

Tales From The Adirondack Foothills                       

Howard Thomas $16.00    

These Hills and I                                                                 

Lou Moon $7.00    

The Town of New Bremen                                          

Fred Schneider $15.00    

Town of Harrisburg History                          

Madeline Mosher Bernat $20.00    

Tribute To A Country Church  St. Pauls, Constableville


Tug Hill, A Seasonal Guide 

A detailed field guide to the wild flora and fauna on the Tug.                                

 Robert McNamara $24.95

Waterfalls of New York State

Includes some of the many of the waterfalls in the North County.

Scott A. Ensminger, David J. Schryver and Edward M. Smathers   $29.95

Where Wilderness Preservation Began                     

Howard Zahniser $29.95    

Whistling Girls and Jumping Sheep                             

Edith E. Cutting $5.94    

Wicked New York                                                

Cheri L. Farnsworth (Revai) $19.99    

With Hand and Heart                                                     

Vivian Smith $14.95  (hardcover),  $10.95 (softcover)


Fireside Harvest Cookbook                

Lewis County Historical Society $10.98   

Good Food, Served Right                                                       

 TAUNY (Traditional Arts of Northern New York) $24.95     

Home Tested Recipes                                            

New Bremen Methodist Church members $4.00    


2005 Bicentennial issue of the Lewis County Historical Society Annual Journal


Architectural replicas:

Lewis County Fair Grandstand, or Constable Hall



Little Ditch, The Black River Canal    broadcast on the Documentary Channel


Simple Servants   story of the Lewis County Mennonites



The Lewis County Bicentennial Afghan. We still have a few left. Price reduced to $25. Get one before they are gone!

Christmas ornaments:

Round bi-centennial ball:                                    


Metal Christmas ornaments:









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