Reopening and New Exhibit We are now open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-12pm. We are excited to welcome researchers back and share our new exhibit, A History of Photography in Chateaugay. For more information, please click here. If you have NOT been vaccinated, you MUST wear a mask when entering the Town Hall. We look forward to seeing you soon!

About Us


The Chateaugay Historical Society seeks to capture, preserve, and display the history, past and present, of the oldest town in Franklin County, Chateaugay. The Archival Center, located on the second floor of the Chateaugay Town Hall, houses archival and research materials, including a growing genealogical collection, as well as research workstations for use by the public. The Chateaugay Historical Society has seasonal displays, seminars, and presentations on local history topics. Additionally, we have hosted walking, school, and group tours of the facilities and the town in the past. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter that contains articles on various topics of Chateaugay history. Want to stay up to date with we what are doing? Interested in learning more about pieces of Chateaugay history? Please check out our blog or follow us on Facebook .

Chateaugay History

Chateaugay Fun Facts

Active Officers and Trustees

Mary Humiston (President), Phyllis Thompson (Vice President), Rose Mary Hiscock (Secretary), Michael Jarvis (Treasurer), Bob Bessette, Cheryl Cook, Lynn Harrigan, Katelyn Legacy-Roulston, Edith Lopardo, and Jo Ellen Saumier.

There are currently two vacant trustee positions.

Volunteer With Us

Do you love history, research, learning about your family history, or just the history of our small town? If so, please consider volunteering with us! Together, we can find a project that matches your interests and helps our collections. Past volunteers have cataloged photographs, researched and designed portions of our exhibits, organized collection materials, researched a specific item in our collection, cataloged new collection items, written articles for our quarterly newsletter, compiled family genealogies, and much more. If you are interested, please contact us by sending an email to chathistsoc@gmail.com.

Calendar of Events


Local Tours


Discover more about Chateaugay through our self-guided tours! You can read through the brochures at home or follow along as you walk the route yourself to learn more about our community. Check back in as we have more content planned for the future!

If taking a self-guided tour, please be respectful of the stops along the route; remain on the sidewalk unless it is a space that is open to the public, and be respectful of the families and business occupying these stops.

Village Of Chateaugay Walking Tour

Resources and Links


Forms and Policies


Membership-Newsletter Form

Want to become a member? This form provides information about membership, membership pricing, and included materials such as our quarterly newsletters.

Newsletter Index

For a complete listing of all of the Chateaugay Historical Society quarterly newsletters since 2007, and the individual articles contained in each issue, click here. Back issues can be ordered for $3 each plus mailing (if applicable). Contact us at chathistsoc@gmail.com for specific mailing information or to schedule a pickup of your issue order.

Donor Agreement Form

Do you have items related to Chateaugay that you would like to have considered for donation to the Historical Society collections? This form is required to be completed by the donor and Society.

Permanent Loan Agreement Form

Do you have items related to Chateaugay that you would like to have cared for and made available for research and use at the Archival Center, but don't want to turn over ownership at this time? Review this form and get in touch with one of our board members to learn more about how we can work together.

Receipt Of Materials To Be Copied

Do you have items related to Chateaugay that you would like to have considered for addition to the Historical Society collections, but don't want to part with the original item(s)? Review this form and get in touch with one of our board members to learn more about how we can work together.

Photo Policy and Agreement

Interested in getting a copy (physical or digital) of a photograph from our collection? Please read our policy and submit the attached form for consideration to our email or bring it to the Archival Center.

Contact


191 East Main Street
Chateaugay, New York 12920

From May 1 through September 30
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am - 12pm
From October 1 through April 30
By appointment

chathistsoc@gmail.com

+1 518 497 6685