The Chateaugay Historical Society was Provisionally Chartered as a not-for-profit educational corporation by the State Education Department in 2006 and was granted its Absolute or Permanent Charter in 2014. We are housed in the Archival Center on the second floor of the Chateaugay Town Hall.


2018-2019 Officers and Trustees
President –Mary Humiston
Vice President – Phyllis Thompson
Secretary – Rose Mary Hiscock
Treasurer – Michael Jarvis
Trustees –  Robert Bessette

                    Katelyn Legacy
                    Edith Lopardo

                    Jo Ellen Saumier



We publish a quarterly newsletter that usually runs from 16 to 24 pages in length. Each issue’s pages vary, depending on the length of the individual articles.  Each newsletter contains at least three different articles on various topics of Chateaugay history. A link below will show the contents of each newsletter we have published to date.

We also do seminars and presentations on local history topics and are building our genealogical resources. We will also have two computers available with links to area historical newspapers, the US Census and the area American-Canadian Genealogical website.


Additionally, in our new, larger quarters in the Town Hall (in the Archival Center on the second floor) we are able to stage more extensive historical exhibits. We have two major exhibits each year.


Our newest exhibit is entitled "A History of Local Dairies and Gas Stations". The exhibit is an in-depth look at the topics from our winter newsletter. It will be open Saturday, March 16 from 9am to noon and on Sunday, March 24 from 1pm until 3pm.  You can also visit the exhibit every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9 AM until Noon beginning April 3 through May 25, 2019.


Open Hours:

The Archival Center is open for questions or research as follows:

From April 1 through September 30 –

Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00 noon.

From October 1 through April 30 –

By appointment at 518-497-6685 or email:  



For complete membership information and a membership form, click here.


Quick Facts about Chateaugay’s History:

To see some fascinating quick facts about Chateaugay’s past, click here


Quarterly Newsletters:

For a complete listing of all of the Chateaugay Historical Society quarterly newsletters since 2007, and the individual articles contained in each issue, click here.

Back issues can be ordered for $3 each plus mailing (if applicable).  Contact us at chathistsoc@gmail for specific mailing information or to schedule a pickup of your issue order.



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