For going on a hundred years, the Lewis County Historical Society has been the steward of our County’s rich history, and through our collections, exhibits, preservation endeavors, public programs, writings and publications, and fundraising initiatives, we have sought to nurture a greater appreciation for both the history of this area and the ideas, values, successes and failures that bind us together as a County and a community. We seek to promote a broader appreciation of the present through a deeper understanding of our past. Our mission is to preserve, present and promote the history and stories of Lewis County and its environs – including those of the Tug Hill plateau, the Black River valley and the western Adirondacks – and to do so as one of the North Country’s preeminent institutions for heritage preservation, education and tourism.
Criteria & Term Length:
Board members are elected to three year terms (which can be repeated) and, at the moment, we are particularly looking for a qualified person who can also fill the officer role of Treasurer for the Society, as our long-time Treasurer would like to step down. Candidates for director and officer positions are required to be members of the Historical Society (whose membership is open), approved and recommended by the Board's nominating and governance committee and elected or confirmed by the membership at the Society's Annual Meeting in June.