Tusten Historical Society

198 Bridge Street  PO Box 18  Narrowsburg, NY  12764

The Tusten Historical Society is housed downstairs in the Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library.   We have our own staff and hours which are from:

Monday:  11:00am until 1:00pm (except January and February)

Friday:  6:00pm until 8:00pm

Saturday:  11:00am until 1:00pm

Other times by appointment during regular library operating hours.

The history room is closed when the library is closed.

In our collection are pictures, scrapbooks, old store ledgers, tax rolls from 1859 to 1956 and books on history of the Upper Delaware River area.

On microfilm are old newspapers, some early church records and the Sullivan County Federal Census from 1820 to 1920.

We have a growing collection of genealogies of early Tusten residents and other resources for you to research.

Genealogy research is available for a fee.   Please write for information on charges and what resources are available.   Please note that your genealogy requests will be answered in order received and data compliled will be sent by regular mail.

The Tusten Historical Society can be reached at:



e-mail: tustenroots@lycos.com

Are your roots in the town of Tusten or Narrowsburg, New York?

For brief biographies of early settlers to our region please click here.


Art Hawker, Town of Tusten historian, has written two essays on the history of the town of Tusten and the hamlet of Narrowsburg.    To read these articles please click on the photos below.


The Town of Tusten to 1900

The Town of Tusten from 1900 until the present