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Visit the Putnam county Historical Society and Foundry School Museum.

Current Exhibition
The museum will be closed to the public for the winter beginning Wednesday, December 22 and will reopen in early spring. Please call to make an appointment for research or to view the West Point Foundry installation.

Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 to 5.

Explore your Family Tree

Your library card gives you access to:
  • U.S. Federal Census: Original images of every federal census in the United States, from 1790 - 1930.
  • Genealogy & local history books: Over 26,000 family histories & local histories including:
  • The Hudson River route with descriptive sketches of cities, villages, stations, scenery, and objects of interest along the route (1870)
  • The patroons and lords of manors of the Hudson (1932)
  • Revolutionary War records: Original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify officers & enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
  • Freedmanís Bank Records: Tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.

Livingston-Svirsky Archive (LiSA)

Welcome to our archive of local history! You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these files. Please note the size of the files before you download them to your computer. Some may take several minutes to open due to their size.

If you have trouble reading any of these documents, you can view the original scanned document at the library.

Local History eBooks

Putnam County Geneology and General History

Constitution Island

Revolutionary War

Fish Family History

Maps of Putnam County

Nelsonville History

Bannerman's Island / Pollepel Island

Garrison History

Cold Spring History

Civil War History

Desmond-Fish Library

Hudson River

Alice Curtis Desmond