Watertown, NY – The Jefferson County Historical Society is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Collection’s Manager at the Museum, Ms. Christine Godfrey.


“This is the first time in several years that the JCHS will have a full-time curator on staff. With a collection of over 100,000 artifacts, we are excited to bring greater accessibly to our collection for local researchers and history lovers, along with some exciting new exhibits.” – Executive Director, Jordan Walker


Ms. Godfrey is a native of Watertown, NY who started volunteering with the Jefferson County Historical Society when she was 15 years old. She attended SUNY Oswego where she graduated with a B.A. degree in History and Gender Studies and went on to earn a M.A. degree in Museum Science from Syracuse University. Prior to becoming the Collections Manager, Christine was a Historic Interpreter with the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site.


The month of January will be dedicated to updating several exhibits, to include:


·       The Pre-Contact Archaeological Room

·       The Jefferson County Room

·       Olive Paddock’s Bedroom

·       The Front Parlor


The next event will be the Paddock Ice Festival, February 24, 2017.


The Jefferson County Historical Society has for 130 years collected and preserved a documentary record of our county and its people. Special events, lectures, and educational programs are offered throughout the year. Please visit our website: www.Facebook.com/jeffersoncountyhistory for more information.


The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 9am to 4:30pm, and Saturdays 9:00am – 4:00pm. 228 Washington Street, Watertown, NY.