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Society and Museum Services

We offer a variety of services providing a unique Victorian Experience for your upcoming event. Your conference, meeting, or wedding can take place in an authentic Victorian setting.


JCHS Victorian GardenExperience a Victorian Wedding

The beautifully-restored Victorian garden provides an idyllic setting for your wedding or special party. To assist in easing the planning of your wedding, we offer a wedding arch, chairs, and tables. You can complete the Victorian experience by making use ground floor facilities of the historic Paddock Mansion, which are available for receptions.

The fee sechedule for weddings is available here. (Requires Adobe Acrobat)

The Victorian garden and Paddock Mansion are also available as a photographic backdrop for any special occasion. The fee schedule for photographic use is available here. (Requires Adobe Acrobat)


Let us help you in creating a treasured memory for your special occasion. As some restrictions apply, please contact us at (315) 782-3491 for specific details and to reserve your date.

Meeting Rooms and Facility Use

The Paddock ParlorThe society maintains a 1,200 sq. ft. gallery, reception area, and meeting rooms to accommodate up to 50 people within the Paddock Mansion. Along with the normal compliment of furnishings, we can provide overhead, and slide equipment.

These facilities are available FREE to non-profit organizations during normal museum hours. Special rates are available to these groups for events outside of normal operating hours. The facilities are available for public use on a contract basis, when available.

For detailed information, pricing, restrictions, and availability please contact us at (315) 782-3491. Plan early for reservations, as dates fill quickly.


Main Gallery

The 1,200 square foot main gallery offers a unique opportunity for local organizations in partnership with the society to tell the story of their organizations. Numerous organizations such as the Watertown Red & Black, Fort Drum, Jefferson County Children's Home, and Knowlton Technologies have successfully told the story of their history and the impact their organizations has made on Jefferson County through a partnership with the society and an exhibit in the main gallery.

Because of the length of time required to put together an effective main gallery exhibit, start your planning early. To learn more about our partnership program, contact the Society Director at (315) 782-3491.