The 4 River Valleys Historical Society is based in Carthage, New York. Our mission is to interpret, preserve, collect and make available evidence of the past and to further understand and appreciate the prehistory and history of the areas of the Beaver, Black, Indian and Deer River Valleys.

Organized in 1977, the society averages over 600 members.  We have published several books which are now available on this web site in Items for Sale.  Some of our holdings include Trinity Chapel, the first Champion one room school, the Jefferson County Fairground Ticket Booth, the Woolworth Memorial Church and the Hiram Hubbard House.  Click on the pictures at the right to learn more about these buildings.

Carthage lies on the border of Lewis County, so the society covers part of Lewis as well as the western townships of Jefferson County.  This area includes parts of the townships of Theresa, Philadelphia, Antwerp, LeRay, Wilna, and Champion.  Our 21 directors represent the various communities within the area. The Society collects material from the three school districts: Copenhagen Central, Carthage Central, and Indian River Central School Districts.

Shamrock Royal Tour - 12 Day First Class Coach Tour of Ireland

This tour was originally scheduled for September 25 - October 6, 2015 but has been postponed.  It is tentatively being scheduled for the spring of 2016.  Details will be posted when they are available.

Cost per person ... Double $3399.00, Single $4099.00, CAD$

2015 flight itinerary on Air Transat is as follows ... depart Toronto at 10:40 PM, arrive Dublin at 10:05 AM, non-stop.  On return, depart Dublin at 9:00 AM, arrive Toronto at 11:30 AM, non-stop.

Tour inclusions ...
  • Return transportation to the Toronto Airport

  • Overnight flight to Ireland

  • Transportation throughout by modern touring coach

  • Services of an experienced driver/guide

  • 10 nights accommodation in first class hotels

  • All rooms ensuite

  • 10 full Irish breakfasts

  • 6 table d'hote evening meals in hotels

  • Welcome drink on arrival

  • Guided tour and dinner Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

  • Dinner and entertainment Quill's Farmhouse, Muckross Park

  • Farewell dinner and entertainment in Dublin

  • Admissions to ... Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre; Belfast City Hall; Titanic Belfast; Old Bushmills Distillery' Giant's Causeway Centre; Belleek Pottery' Ballintubber Abbey; Cliffs of Moher; Kingdom of Kerry Museum; Kissane Sheep Farm; Cahir Castle; Dunbrody Famine Ship; Waterford Crystal Centre

  • Bus transfers to'from Giant's Causeway

  • Baggage handling charges at all hotels on 1 only piece of luggage

  • Service charges and local taxes

For more information or to register, contact Nelson Eddy, 31571 Peck Road, Black River, New York 13612, 315-773-5133.

Hiram Hubbard House
The 4 River Valleys Historical Society has acquired the Hiram Hubbard house in Champion, NY. Mr. Hubbard was a founder of Champion.  Descendents of his family presented the deed to the beautiful fieldstone house to the historical society on November 15, 2005.  This acquisition also includes 8.02 acres at the Hubbard site.  There are plans for a reference room and an education room.  Donations may be made in memory of or in honor of a friend, relative and/or loved one.  4RVHS member Lynn Thornton has composed a web page describing the house and giving some history on it.  Click here to learn more.

2015 Christmas Ornament

The brass ornament of the Hiram Hubbard Homestead measures 2-1/2" by 1-1/2".  It is presented in an attractive gift box that has a short history of the Homestead on the back​.  It can be yours for $10 or mailed to you for $12.00. These may also be picked up at Lynn's home, the CRT and the Town of Champion Clerk's office. All proceeds go to help renovations of the HHH.

Trinity Chapel

The Champion Schoolhouse

Fairgrounds Ticket Booth

Woolworth Memorial Church

The Hiram Hubbard House

Building Maintenance Fund Raising

Click here to find out more about the 4 River Valleys Historical Society fund-raising program.

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