Schuyler County Historical Society

108 N Catherine St.
P.O. Box 651
Montour Falls, New York 14865


Schuyler County Historical Society


Schuyler County Historical Society is located in Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York, just south of Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region. The Society maintains three properties and is headquartered at the Brick Tavern Museum, a large brick Federal-style building built in 1828 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Brick Tavern Museum and the adjacent Wickham Rural Life Center have exhibits relating to Schuyler County’s rich history.

Collections include artifacts, books and documents concerning the county's people and events, valuable to genealogists and researchers. The Lee School Museum, a one-room school on Route 14 south of the Brick Tavern Museum, also is on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission to all museums is free, but donations are welcome.

Schuyler County Historical Society is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


Corner of Seventh and Franklin Streets, flooded

Photographs and papers about the floods of Schuyler County.

Montour Steel workers

Images of farms, businesses, and related people from Schuyler County.

People walking near a gorge

Images of waterfalls from Schuyler County

Postcard for Watkins Salt Company, 1960

Images from the Watkins Salt Company of Schuyler County.