Capital Campaign

The Jefferson County Historical Society is launching a $1.5 million capital campaign, rallied around recent grants received to replace the 1878 Paddock Mansion's roof, install a new elevator, and complete the installation of brand new exhibit technology. $1.1 million has already been raised, and we need community support to complete our goal. Funds raised above and beyond the $1.2 million needed for these projects will be placed in an endowment fund, managed by the Northern New York Community Foundation.


We have chosen the Golden Rose as our campaign symbol, signifying the bright optimism, joy, and hope that we have in the Jefferson County Historical Society's future. Please join us in continuing to make history in the future with your generous giving towards our Golden Rose Capital Campaign.


Please fill out this form and bring it to the museum or email it to if you are unable to visit us. Thank you for your support!

July 26th: An Evening in the Garden

Join us for an evening in our Victorian gardens as we kick off our Golden Rose Capital Campaign, supporting the JCHS Endowment at the Northern New York Community Foundation. We will present on the exciting upcoming projects throughout the property: $1.1 Million has been raised. The goal is to reach $1.5. The Event will feature garden tours, music from Chuck Ruggiero and Deltra Willis, and food by RJ's Catering. The evening will culminate with a celebratory butterfly release in the garden.


Come help us make history come to life!


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