Historian Room

City Historian’s Room contains a collection of historical records and data pertaining to the City of Watertown. This room is staffed by volunteers, who come in once a week, and will assist with any research. If you have a research request, please email the details of your research topic to cityclerk@watertown-ny.gov.

Research Material Available

Over 350 notebooks on subjects pertaining to the Village and City History
Maps, news clippings, photos and postcards
Village and City Directories dating back to 1840
Books on New York State and Jefferson County

Read about the Mayors of the City of Watertown

For more information about Watertown’s History, please visit our Watertown History page or visit the website of the Jefferson County Historical Society

General Information
Phone Numbers
(315) 785-7780
Fax: (315) 785-7796
Emergencies: Dial 911
245 Washington St.