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Historically Lewis

Home of the Lewis County Historical Society

The Lewis County Historical Society develops, maintains and rotates an ongoing series of exhibits that feature collections documenting the personal, social, cultural, artistic, political, religious, military, medical, industrial, and agricultural history of the people who have lived in Lewis County. Our collections include approximately eight thousand objects, including works of the fine arts and art crafts, clothing and household textiles, household objects, ceramics, china and glassware, kitchen utensils, toys and dolls, furniture, objects associated with local industry, musical instruments, tools and farming implements, objects associated with Native Americans, war memorabilia, early photography and post cards, and objects associated with early means of transportation in the county.

Our exhibits change frequently. Some of our recent exhibits have included the following:

  • Lewis County in the Civil War
  • WWI and Lewis County
  • Our Local County Schoolhouses
  • Lewis County Masons and Eastern Stars
  • Newspapers of Lewis County
  • Lewis County’s Banks Through Time
  • The County Fair
  • The Grange Movement in Lewis County
  • The Women Suffrage Movement
  • Our Greystone Restoration Project
  • Wedding Clothes and Traditions
  • Mourning Clothing and Accessories
  • Fossils from Lewis County
  • Native American Artifacts of Lewis County
  • Local Quilts
  • Farming’s Impact on Lewis County
  • Climax Manufacturing
  • The Miniature Paintings of Charles Mandeville
  • The Black River Canal