4 River Valleys Historical Society is based in Carthage, New
York. Our mission is to interpret, preserve, collect and make
available evidence of the past and to further understand and
appreciate the prehistory and history of the areas of the Beaver,
Black, Indian and Deer River Valleys.
Organized in 1977, the society averages over 600 members.
We have published several books which are now available on this
web site in Items for Sale.
Some of our holdings include Trinity Chapel, the first Champion
one room school, the Jefferson County Fairground Ticket Booth,
the Woolworth Memorial Church and the Hiram Hubbard House.
Click on the pictures at the right to learn more about these
Carthage lies on the border of Lewis County, so the society
covers part of Lewis as well as the western townships of Jefferson
County. This area includes parts of the townships of Theresa,
Philadelphia, Antwerp, LeRay, Wilna, and Champion. Our
21 directors represent the various communities within the area.
The Society collects material from the three school districts:
Copenhagen Central, Carthage Central, and Indian River Central
Shamrock Royal Tour - 12 Day First Class Coach Tour of Ireland
This tour was originally scheduled
for September 25 - October 6, 2015 but has been postponed.
It is tentatively being scheduled for the spring of 2016.
Details will be posted when they are available.
Cost per person ... Double $3399.00, Single $4099.00, CAD$
2015 flight itinerary on Air Transat is as follows ... depart
Toronto at 10:40 PM, arrive Dublin at 10:05 AM, non-stop.
On return, depart Dublin at 9:00 AM, arrive Toronto at 11:30
Tour inclusions ...
Return transportation to the Toronto Airport
Overnight flight to Ireland
Transportation throughout by modern touring coach
Services of an experienced driver/guide
10 nights accommodation in first class hotels
All rooms ensuite
10 full Irish breakfasts
6 table d'hote evening meals in hotels
Welcome drink on arrival
Guided tour and dinner Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast
Dinner and entertainment Quill's Farmhouse, Muckross
Farewell dinner and entertainment in Dublin
Admissions to ... Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre;
Belfast City Hall; Titanic Belfast; Old Bushmills Distillery'
Giant's Causeway Centre; Belleek Pottery' Ballintubber Abbey;
Cliffs of Moher; Kingdom of Kerry Museum; Kissane Sheep
Farm; Cahir Castle; Dunbrody Famine Ship; Waterford Crystal
Bus transfers to'from Giant's Causeway
Baggage handling charges at all hotels on 1 only piece
Service charges and local taxes
For more information or to register, contact Nelson Eddy,
31571 Peck Road, Black River, New York 13612, 315-773-5133.
Hiram Hubbard House
The 4 River Valleys Historical Society has acquired
the Hiram Hubbard house in Champion, NY. Mr. Hubbard
was a founder of Champion. Descendents of his
family presented the deed to the beautiful fieldstone
house to the historical society on November 15, 2005.
This acquisition also includes 8.02 acres at the Hubbard
site. There are plans for a reference room and
an education room. Donations may be made in memory
of or in honor of a friend, relative and/or loved one.
4RVHS member Lynn Thornton has composed a web page describing
the house and giving some history on it.
Click here to learn more.
2015 Christmas Ornament
The brass ornament of the Hiram Hubbard
Homestead measures 2-1/2" by 1-1/2". It is
presented in an attractive gift box that has a short
history of the Homestead on the back. It can be
yours for $10 or mailed to you for $12.00. These may
also be picked up at Lynn's home, the CRT and the
Town of Champion Clerk's office. All proceeds go to
help renovations of the HHH.
The Champion Schoolhouse
Fairgrounds Ticket Booth
Woolworth Memorial Church
The Hiram Hubbard House
Building Maintenance Fund Raising
Click here to find out more about
the 4 River Valleys Historical Society fund-raising program.
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