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

Lewis County Resource Center

































The Lewis County Historical Society serves a historic area situated between the Adirondack Mountains and the Tug Hill Plateau in New York State. Our mission is to acquire and maintain historical artifacts and to make them available to the public for viewing. We also organize community outreach programs and assist with genealogy and local history research.

View the History of each Township in Lewis County!

 Dave Ruch Concert
Friday Night May 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Tickets $10 Adult and $5 Children

 Dave Ruch is a full-time musician, researcher and performer who travels regionally and internationally from his home base in Buffalo NY, giving hundreds of concerts and workshops each year for schools, museums, historical societies and events. Dave specializes in traditional and historical music from New York State - forgotten music from New York’s farms, battlefields, lumber camps and kitchens. His most recent CD, entitled "The Oldest Was Born First", features thirteen tracks of New York State music.


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.

Both the Lewis County Historical Society and the Lewis County Research Center are now open Tuesday through Friday 10-4 thru Dec 1. Those requiring a visit to the Research Center on the weekend please contact Jerry Perrin at 942-4891 and he will try to accommodate your request.


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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