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 Big Moose
Cost: JCHS Members $130 per person/Non JCHS Members $145 per person
We will depart at 7:30 am via motor coach to Utica to board the Historic Adirondack Railroad to Thendara & Big Moose
This package includes Round Trip Motor Coach and Adirondack RR Transportation, Buffet Lunch at the Historic Big Moose Train Station and time in Thendara for shopping and sightseeing. Download further information on the Buffet Lunch here:
Call for Artists
We are looking for local artists to paint outdoor furniture for upcoming fundraisers.
The second floor hallway has an exhibit that consists of fabulous hats worn by men and women.