Adirondack History Center Museum - Essex County Historical Society

Parent Organization: Adirondack History Center Museum Department: Brewster Memorial Research Library and Archives
7590 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: 518-873-6466

Adirondack History Center Museum - Essex County Historical Society


The Brewster Memorial Research Library is named for the Honorable Osceola Byron Brewster. Dedicated in 1959 by James Rosenburg, ECHS board member and artist, the library is located on the top level of the Adirondack History Center Museum. Judge Brewster was a well known and respected Essex County citizen and according to legend, a fantastic story teller.
Throughout the years, numerous volunteer librarians dedicated their time and effort to making the Brewster Library a vital resource for the citizens of Essex County. Today, the library is open to anyone looking for information regarding history where the people and/or places of Essex County are concerned. The Brewster Library & Archives fosters research through access to its special collection and archives. The collections include vertical files (biography and subject oriented), newspapers, photographs, monographs, manuscripts, maps, a cemetery index, some census materials, and general historical documents relating to the history of Essex County.

Adirondack History Center Museum - Essex County Historical Society is a member of the Northern New York Library Network.


General Collection

A collection of images commemorating the Tercentenary celebration of Lake Champlain's discovery by Europeans.

Mining Collection

A collection of mineral samples, artifacts, and photographs relating to the history of mining in Essex County