The Brick Tavern Museum in Montour Falls has a research library that is open for public use. Members may use the research library at no charge. Non-members are asked a donation of $5 per hour. Copies are 25 cents each for all.
If you're planning a visit to our research library, please try to call ahead so that we can prepare the materials for you.
Some of the materials in the research library:
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