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
The Jefferson County Historical Society
City of Watertown, Flower Memorial Library
and the Downtown Business Association
Saturday, April 5th
10:30 am Registration @ Watertown City Hall
Egg Hunts will be 11:30am Ages 6 & Under
12pm Ages 7-9/12:30pm Ages 10-12
1130am to 230pm Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Fun Crafts and Paddock Mansion Tours
For any questions about the event or for more information please call
(315) 782-3491 or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jeffersoncountyhistory
An exciting new exhibit, Textile Treasures, in the Main Gallery showcases many of the unique coverlets, quits, and samplers spanning over 200 years. Details on this exhibit will be available shortly.
The Gems exhibit in the Rear Gallery has been infused with new objects. Highlights include a Knights Templar sword unearthed in Evans Mills in 1923, a letter from Thomas Jefferson, an original 1791 survey map of Macomb’s purchase - 4 million acres that originally encompassed all of St Lawrence, Jefferson, Franklin, and Lewis Counties as well as portion of Herkimer and Oswego Counties. The crown of the exhibit is a beautiful wedding quilt made in 1853 in Gouverneur, NY.