New CHS Publications

CHS now has a couple of new publications that we’re selling.  The first is an updated version of the History of Oswego County.  Packed full of revisions, we are selling hard cover volumes for $20 and paperback volumes for $10.  An additional $3.00 for postage and handling is required. Also available is the last volume of […]


Cleveland’s Connection to the Lincoln Assassination

On this President’s Day, I’d like to share the story of one-time Cleveland / Vienna resident, William Edward Widrick.  In addition to being a Civil War veteran, he was present during the assassination of President Lincoln and facilitated in the capture Lincoln’s assign, John W. Booth, and Booth’s accomplices. Born in Frankfort, New York, William […]


Contributor’s Feedback …

In late summer, my wife and I stopped at one of the consignment stores on Route #49 and I came across a nice pencil drawing note card depicting the Stone Barn Castle circa. 1901.  I contacted Alexandra Nowack, the artist, and she has given me permission to use the image on our site and include […]


The Stone Barn Castle

Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1  Envisioning the Location Chapter 2  Charles W. Knight Chapter 3  Purchasing Land Chapter 4  Building the Barn Chapter 5  Eralaust Farm Chapter 6  1920 to 1970 Chapter 7  The Hugel Era Chapter 8   Brody Era Chapter 9  Awe and Inspiration An Artist’s Muse The Two-legged Colt Witchcraft Bibliography End […]