BOOKS ABOUT GOUVERNEUR HISTORY
Gouverneur's history has been well documented over the years in publications which commemorated significant events. Jane Ann Williams Parker, in 1890, wrote one of the first books about Gouverneur's history, entitled Gouverneur, Past and Present. Her book was republished for the country's Bicentennial by the Historical Association under the title, Gouverneur, A History 1805 to 1890. Parker's work was enhanced by the work of editors Margaret H. Gleason and Margaret E. Nulty. They added photos and genealogies to enhance Parker's words.
Julius Bartlett, a town historian in 1955, wrote about this early period for the Sesqui- Centennial History, published in 1955 by the Historical Association. In 2005, the scrapbooks were opened again for Gouverneur's Bicentennial and notable events from 1955 to 2005 were selected to be included with Julius Bartlett's essay.
Use the website's Search Tool, to search the text of the books. The books were scanned and the links below are the pdf version of those scanned pages. Some of the sections have been broken into parts to make the download easier. The books are available for purchase in the Museum Shop.