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.


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Events - Local Historical Events

31st Annual Martinsburg Kite Day

Sunday, May 7, 2017    1:00-4:00PM

Kites will be flown at Al & Linda Dening’s place.

Directions from Stewart’s in Lowville, go West on Stowe Street for 1.5 miles

Kites, kite string, and refreshments available

Sponsored by:

Martinsburg United Methodist Church


“Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War.”

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Are you looking for great family events this year? You are in luck!  The Railway Historical Society on Main Street in Croghan has the events for you. So mark your calendar!  Check out our website at www.newyorktrins.com or call the depot at 316 346-6648 for up to date information on all our events.

On April 22, 2017 we will be having the popular BBQ guru Shaun Stanford. What's on the menu? Starting at 11 AM we will be having the most delicious pork BBQ that will melt in your mouth and tickle your taste buds.  There will be dinners which will include jerked pork, macaroni salad, baked beans and a roll all for just $9.00 donation.  If you just want the pork it will be a $6.00 donation. Drive thru service available. Customers can pre order their meal if they wish or just stop by.

Come ride a portion of the Lowville Beaver River Railroad with us during Spring Break in Croghan. Spring Break in Croghan is always held the Saturday before Mother's day. This year that day is May 13, 2017. The Winded Peddler will be on hand serving a variety of delicious food  and refreshments. Tours of our award winning historical depot are also available. With a paid ride the tour is FREE! Where can you go for something educational and fun and get a tour that is FREE! Donation of $10 per family and donation of $5 for and individual. That is all it costs! There will also be crafters thru the town of Croghan.

Another Pork BBQ by Shaun Stanford will start at 11 AM on May 20, 2017. If you missed the last BBQ then make sure to come to this one. Why do the dishes? This is making me hungry how about you? Dinners and just steak available for a donation of $9.00 for dinner and steak donation is $5.00. Macaroni  salad, baked beans and roll come with meal. 

The 4th Annual "Iron Horse Day" will be held at the Croghan Dept on August 5, 2017! Time is 10 AM - 4 PM! Ride on a portion of the Lowville Beaver River Railroad for $10 a family and $5 and individual. If you are a member you ride for free! Food by the Winded peddler on site.  Tours of depot free with paid ride! Come and let the wind go thru your hair and see the beautiful  area of Croghan. Woods, water and maybe you may see a deer. Fun for the whole family. Remember to call the depot or check our website to see if weather conditions are a go.  Crafters on site.

Fall Foliage Drive it yourself tour! More rides and tours of the Croghan Depot! Open 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM with rides approximately every half hour.   October 7, 2017 is a day to set aside time to view the spectacular Lewis County fall foliage colors. Rides are $10 a family and $5.00 individual with free tour of museum. Members ride for free! Again we will have the talented team from the Winded Peddler with us to satisfy your hunger and thirst. Call (315) 346-6848 or check us out on the web at www.newyorktains.com to make sure the weather is a go.

The Railway Historical Society of Northern New York is a Nonprofit 501c3 museum dedicated to preserving the age of the "Iron Horse" for future generations on the Lowville Beaver River Railroad.  Membership forms are available at the depot for all of our events. Hope to see you there. RHSNNY appreciates all of our supporters.

All aboard!


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