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
When: Saturday, March 21st
Presented by the Jefferson County Historical Society, Downtown Business Association and the City of Watertown Parks and Recreation
11am to 1pm - Jefferson County Historical Society will host a craft and story hour.
1:30 to 3pm - Easter Egg Hunt at Watertown Ice Arena.
$5 suggested donation.
Pins Across Watertown
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Where: Downtown Watertown
The Watertown Downtown Business Association will attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the Longest Chain of Safety Pins.
More details at: http://www.publicsquare.com/
See the latest exhibitions of seasonal clothing, historic postcards, and fine art.
The second floor hallway has an exhibit that consists of fabulous hats worn by men and women.