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 genalogical collection, as well as research and 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 quarerly newsletter that contains articles on various topics of Chateaugay history (included with membership or available for individual purchase). Want to stay up to date with what we are doing? Don't forget to check out the blog section of this website and follow us on Facebook!

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The Chateaugay Historical is goverened and operated by a dedicated volunteer board of trustees. We meet the first Monday of each month at 9AM at the Archival Center in the Town Hall.

Active Officers and Trustees
  • Mary Humiston, President
  • Phyllis Thompson, Vice President
  • Rose Mary Hiscock, Secretary
  • Michael Jarvis, Treasurer
  • Bob Bessette
  • Lynn Harrigan
  • Katelyn Legacy-Roulston
  • Edith Lopardo
  • Jo Ellen Saumier

There are currently three vacant trustee positions

Trustees Emeretii
  • Barbara Cook (1929-2021)
  • Olin Cook (1929-2020)
  • James B. Humiston (1936-2015)
  • J. Emma Perry (1935-2016)
  • MaryEllen Putnam
  • Peggy Roulston
  • Beverly Titus

Get Involved


Do you or does someone you know enjoy local history? Searching for the perfect gift for a birthday or other special occassion?

Give the gift of a membership to the Chateaugay Historical Society. A yearly membership lets you send that special someone four issues of our newsletter.

We pack each quarterly printing with articles about Chateaugay's past (and often present), as we continue to tell the story of our town's interesting past. A sample newsletter can be found in the following section. 

To sign up, please complete the following Membership Form and return it with your payment to our mailing address (found on at the top of the Membership Form).

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Would you like to support the preservation of Chateaugay's history? Please consider giving a donation to support our ongoing efforts to preserve, protect, and share Chateaugay's past with generations of today and the future.

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Do you love history, research, learning about your family history, or just the history of a small town? If so, please consider volunteering with us! 

We always have projects in the works: researching, developing exhibits, our quarterly newsletter, organizing, filing, help cataloging our archives, and many others. 

We welcome any level of involvement. Any contributions of time or effort would be most welcome.

If you would like to be involved, you can contact any trustee or send us an email. Thanks!

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For a complete listing of all of the Chateaugay Historical Society quarterly newsletters since 2007, and the individual articles contained in each issue, click on the Index button below. Four quarterly newsletters are included with an annual membership (please see previous section if you would like to become a member). Back issues can be ordered by both members and non-members for $3 each (tax included). If an issue needs to be mailed to you, the charge will be $1 per issue. For example, if you are ordering three issues, you would remit $12 ($9 for the three issues and $3 for mailing). Of course, if you are picking up back issues in person, there would be no postage charge. 

Contact us to place your order for mailing or pick-up.

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