The society encourages people to donate their family histories.
"We don't take artifacts," she said. "That's for Anderson Falls (Heritage Society of Keeseville, N.Y.) and the Clinton County Historical Association.
"People have given us a lot of our family histories. It's turning into something nice."
The society's library contains all the cemetery records of Clinton County and some from Essex County, Quebec and Vermont.
"There's mostly Clinton County," Dowd said. "That's where we concentrate."
A grand opening will be held for the public Saturday, April 2.
"We don't have that planned out yet," Dowd said.
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