2019 Officers

President: Nelson Schwartzentruber

Vice President: Jim Lathan

Secretary: Jerry Perrin


Dues are $5.00 per year, $10.00 family per year or a Life membership for $50.00

Dues should be sent to:

Mary Kelley

Martinsburg Historical Society

P.O. Box 17

Martinsburg, NY  13404


Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at the 

Historic Town Hall unless otherwise indicated. All interested people 

are invited to attend.

Treasurer: Mary Kelley

Upcoming Events:


MHS Society's 1st 2019 Meeting- March 26, 2019

Martinsburg Historical Society Golf Tournament:
August 3, 2019 
Cedars Golf Course

"Twins Wide Open"

Martinsburg Day:
August 10, 2019  10:am to 3:00 pm

Shadrach Snell Day:

Military Honors

August 11, 2019  1:00 pm  

Martinsburg Cemetery

Maple Ridge Celebration:

October 5, 2019   1:00 pm

Town of Martinsburg Historian:re

Sue Adsit   


The William H. Bush Memorial Library welcomes 

researchers to look through scrapbooks,

notebooks, and old news articles during

regular library hours.

The William H. Bush Memorial Library also has a "Museum Room" which can be opened upon request.

Library Hours:

Mon: 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 2:00 pm-8:00 pm

Wed.10:00 am-12:00 pm, 2:00 pm-8:00 pm

Fri: 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Sat: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm


Questions about Martinsburg History may be addressed to:

Sue Adsit

POB 22

Martinsburg, NY 13404

The President's Corner


     The Martinsburg Historical Society continues to actively preserve the history of the Town of Martinsburg. In 2018 the society dedicated a historical sign acquired with a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Syracuse, at the West Martinsburg Cemetery in honor of the many veterans who are buried there.

     Ephraim Owen, a Revolutionary War Veteran, whose grave was recently discovered in the Glendale Cemetery, was honored at a ceremony at the cemetery in September. Martinsburg can now claim 21 documented Revolutionary War Veterans buried in town cemeteries.

     A major stabilization and restoration project was completed during the year on the society’s “Red Brick Building,” the first Lewis County Clerk’s Office built in 1847. A new roof, new ceiling, repair and replacement of a window damaged by carpenter ants, insulation in the attic and updated electrical wiring now insure the integrity of the building for many generations to come. A dedication was held at the building to open the Martinsburg Day events on Saturday, August 11, recognizing a sign acquired with a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Syracuse, and placed on the building designating the building’s inclusion on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.

     Society members offer thanks to the many citizens who help each year with the many activities of the society.