The Brick Tavern Museum's Research Library is open for public use during regular hours. Researchers are required to make an appointment to use the library. Use of the Research Library is free for members. Non-members are asked to make a donation of $5 per hour. Copies are 25 cents each for all.
Please call the Museum at 607-535-9741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve time in the library.
Some of the materials in the Research Library and the Museum's collections:
The Research Library
Victorian Parlor - Furniture, china, paintings
Music in the Foyer - Instruments, piano forte
Research Library - Genealogy, local history
Gallery - Special changing exhibits
Gift Shop - Books, handcrafted items
History of the
Brick Tavern Museum
The building in 1900
Built in 1828, the Brick Tavern Museum is the oldest brick structure in Schuyler County. It was built as a tavern on the stagecoach route and has also been a Select School for Boys, a boarding house and a home to Dr. Charles D. Clawson, who ran the nearby Bethesda Sanitarium. After Dr. Clawson's death, the building continued as a family home until his grandson, the late Charles Lattin, sold it to the Society in 1974.
Brick Tavern Museum Exhibits
Native American - Artifacts, arrowheads
Veterans - World War II to current uniforms, medals
Medical - Jane Delano of American Red Cross Nursing Service, Dr. Clawson
Industry - Salt, railroads, canals
Toy Room - Games, dolls, toys
Clothing - Men and women's clothing, foot wear
Watkins Glen State Park - vintage souvenirs
Fiber Arts - Spinning, weaving, sewing, quilts