Welcome to the Jefferson County Historical Society

The Jefferson County Historical Society, founded in 1886, is the primary organization in Jefferson County, New York that collects artifacts, books, and documents that reflect the entire history of the county, including every geographical area and every chronological period. We preserve the history that makes Jefferson County a special place to live, work, and visit. Originally housed in the Flower Memorial Library, today the Society is located in the beautiful 19th century Paddock Mansion.


Featured Events and News


History on the Water

When: Saturday, August 22nd

Where: Crescent Yacht Club Chaumont NY

5:30 pm Cocktails - 6:30 pm Awards of Distinction Ceremony - 7:00 pm Dinner Download further information here:

Please call the Society at (315) 782-3491 by August 18th to make your reservations



History Links Us Golf Outing

When: Saturday, Septebmer 19, 2015

Where: Watertown Golf Course - Thompson Park

9am Shotgun Start - $300 per Team $100 Hole Sponsor


Sponsored by Slack Chemical, Watertown Saving Bank, Delaney Bay Fund and T. Urling and Mabel Walker


Download the Sign Up Form here:

Fall Foliage Bus Trip

When: September 19, 2015

Where: Utica to Thendara and Old Forge

We will depart early morning for Utica with stops via Train and Shuttle to Thendara & Old Forge



Check back for more information and pricing coming soon!!

Exhibit Highlights

Call for Artists

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We are looking for local artists to paint outdoor furniture for upcoming fundraisers.



Hats Off!

The second floor hallway has an exhibit that consists of fabulous hats worn by men and women.

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Our Partners

Slack Chemical Co. Purcell Construction Corporation NNY Community Foundation Watertown Saving Bank Watertown Saving Bank
Slack Chemical Co. Purcell Construction Corporation Northern New York
Community Foundation, Inc.
Watertown Saving Bank

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