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.