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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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News - The Trial of Horatio Hough


The documentary “The Trial of Horatio Hough", produced by Dr. Stephen D. Farina, Professor of Communication & Media, Clarkson University Potsdam. The documentary chronicles the history of Martinsburg’s own abolitionist Horatio Hough and Hough’s Cave, a stop on the Underground Railroad through Lewis County. The documentary also features the visit of spelunkers to the cave in the summer of 2014.


To watch the movie - click here



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