First Floor

  • Victorian Parlor - Furniture, china, & paintings 
  • Music in the Foyer - Instruments, piano forte, etc.
  • Research and Reference Library - Genealogy & local history research (people, buildings, groups, etc.)
  • Gallery with current exhibits (see News tab)
  • Gift Shop and Book Store

       Second Floor

  • Native American - Artifacts, arrowheads, etc.
  • Veterans - WWI to current uniforms, medals, etc.
  • Medical - Jane Delano of Red Cross, vials, & uniform
  • Industry - Salt, railroads, canals, & hoists
  • Toy Room - Games, dolls, & uniforms
  • Clothing - Man's summer suit, wedding gowns, & Go-Go boots 
  • Handmade - Metal shoe & boot forms, & hand irons 
  • Fiber Arts - Spinning, weaving, sewing, quilts, & wash tubs


right; the Brick Tavern as it looks today
below left; ink illustration of the Brick Tavern
below right;the Brick Tavern as it looked in 1900

The Schuyler County Historical Society's

Brick Tavern Museum 

built in 1828, is the oldest brick structure in Schuyler County.  It was erected 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 Bethesda Sanitarium nearby.  After Dr. Clawson's death it continued as a family home until his grandson, the late Charles Lattin, sold it to the Society in 1974. 

Current Museum Exhibits

At our home in Montour Falls, we have a research room that is open for public use for only $5 an hour to non-members.  Members can use the research room for free.  Xerox copies are $.25 each for all.
Use our research room to see if there is record of your family living here some generations back, or read some of the old diaries we have to get a glimpse of what life was like back in the 19th century or early 20th. 

Here is a list of the highlights of the research room:

  • Vintage maps
  • Historic music books
  • County and town info
  • Area yearbooks
  • New York State & general local history books
  • Play pamphlets
  • Voter registration books
  • Photo albums
  • Diaries
  • Store ledgers
  • Family genealogy
  • Family history files donated by family members
  • Marriage, Birth & Death listings
  • Cemetery listings
  • Civil War muster rolls and medical documents

History of the Museum

Schuyler County Historical Society

Our Research Room