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


Thank You to Our Newest Museum Sponsor

Watertown Saving Bank

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3rd Annual Estate Sale

When: July 24 & 25

Where: Jefferson County Historical Society

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Friday, July 24th & 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Saturday, July 25th



Items for Donation to the Estate Sale are now being accepted during normal Museum Hours

Exhibit Highlights

Call for Artists

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We are looking for local artists to paint outdoor furniture for upcoming fundraisers.



Hats Off!

The second floor hallway has an exhibit that consists of fabulous hats worn by men and women.

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Our Partners

Slack Chemical Co. Purcell Construction Corporation NNY Community Foundation Watertown Saving Bank Watertown Saving Bank
Slack Chemical Co. Purcell Construction Corporation Northern New York
Community Foundation, Inc.
Watertown Saving Bank

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