SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES
Portrait: Judge O'Byron Brewster by Wayman Adams
"No Society can live satisfactorily without being aware of its own past, for in the case of each one of us our past is the largest factor in the creation of our present."
Honorable Learned Hand, 1955
The research library is named for the Honorable Osceola Byron Brewster. Dedicated in 1959 by James Rosenburg, ECHS board member and artist, the library is located on the top level of the Adirondack History Center Museum. Judge Brewster was a well known and respected Essex County citizen and according to legend, a fantastic story teller.
Throughout the years, numerous volunteer librarians dedicated their time and effort to making the Brewster Library a vital resource for the citizens of Essex County. Today, our library is open to anyone looking for information regarding history where the people and/or places of Essex County are concerned. The Brewster Library & Archives fosters research through access to its special collection and archives.