Through membership engagement, preservation and educational programs, and community partnerships the Sackets Harbor Historical Society works to preserve and promote the Village of Sackets Harbor and the surrounding Town of Hounsfield’s heritage. Our area boasts the one of the largest concentrations of stone structures in the North Country — homes, churches, schools, observation tower, and keystone bridges — spanning more than two centuries. Excellent examples of 19th Century stone architecture stand as living icons of the past.
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, community programs and public forums, the Historical Society keeps maritime and military history alive and relevant in the ongoing story that is our community heritage.