Schuyler County Historical Society




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
  • local 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

Our Research Room

History of the Museum




FIRST FLOOR


  • Victorian furniture and china, Paintings 
  • musical instruments
  • Research and reference library for genealogical & local history research
  • Gallery with current exhibits
  • BOOKSTORE & GIFT SHOP


SECOND FLOOR


  • Clothes worn in earlier times
  • Children's toys
  • Pre-electric household appliances
  • Fibers to fabric, quilts and wovens
  • Indian artifacts
  • Medical artifacts
  • Veteran's Exhibit
  • Industries of Schuyler County


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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