Promoting Cultural, Historical & Architectural Heritage

Heritage

heritageThrough membership engagement, educational programs, community partnerships and architectural preservation, the Sackets Harbor Historical Society works to preserve and promote the cultural and architectural heritage of the Village of Sackets Harbor and the surrounding Town of Hounsfield.

Our area boasts the largest standing concentration of stone structures in the North Country — homes, churches, schools, towers, and bridges — spanning more than two centuries of settlement and development. Excellent examples of 19th Century architecture stand as living icons of the past, still in
daily use.

We’re proud of the role that Sackets Harbor played in the War of 1812 and in the military’s evolution from standing militia to modern Armed Forces. Recording and interpreting local history through volunteer involvement, civic events, and public forums the Historical Society keeps maritime and military history alive and relevant in the ongoing story that is our community heritage.