The Heritage Room was
was created by Mrs. Laura Prievo in the 1970’s
when asked to create a repository of historical documents for Carthage, NY.
The room is open to the public
Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
and by appointment.
This room contains:
Genealogical Information
Historical Information
Personal Scrapbooks
Census Documents
Carthage Directories
Microfilm of Carthage Tribune Newspapers
(some gaps of information due to material being lost in fires)
Year Books
& more.
Lynn Thornton, Town of Champion Historian
Sheila Prospero, Deputy Town of Wilna historian
Terry Heagle
Lynn Morgan
may be available to assist patrons.
We are always seeking new volunteers to help staff the room!

old history books

Heritage Room Hours

Tuesday 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Please call ahead to be sure someone is available to help as we are staffed by volunteers.

View our online digital newspaper archive!
Currently you can view The Carthage Republican from the years 1860 – 1889

Check out the Carthage Free Library Heritage Room Group on Facebook for lots of great information, old photos and conversation!

If you are interested in having help with research from the Heritage Room, please fill out the form below. Once we receive it and have had a chance to do some research, we will give you a call. Please remember that the Heritage Room is volunteer run and your patience is appreciated.