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


1st Bus Trip of the Season

When: Wednesday June 17th

Bus Trip to West Side Story at Merry Go Round Theater in Auburn


8am to 8pm - Waterloo Outlets & Dinner at Springside Inn


Limited Space!!! $130 JCHS Members - $145 Non JCHS Members


Please call or email the Society to sign up today!


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History Links Us Golf Outing

When: Saturday, June 20, 2015

Where: Watertown Golf Course - Thompson Park

9am Shotgun Start - $300 per Team $100 Hole Sponsor


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Exhibit Highlights

Stop in


See the latest exhibitions of seasonal clothing, historic postcards, and fine art.



Hats Off!

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

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Slack Chemical Co. Purcell Construction Corporation NNY Community Foundation Walker Associates
Slack Chemical Co. Purcell Construction Corporation Northern New York
Community Foundation, Inc.
Walker Associates

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