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
Slack Chemical Presents
The Jefferson County Historical Society’s
Heritage Days 2013
A fun event for the WHOLE family!
Saturday, June 8, 10-4
Highway Legends Car Club
Classic Car Cruise-In
Thousand Islands Hose Haulers
Antique Fire Apparatus Muster
* 1800’s Living History *
“Hands-on” Activities & Games
* Jay and the Two Tones *
Stephen Foy * Ian Wagner
Celebrate Local Heritage Groups
Food by Johnny D’s
Explore the Paddock Mansion,
One-Room Schoolhouse and Log Cabin
Enjoy Face painting, local authors
..... And MUCH More
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.