The Friends of Johnson Hall

The Friends of Johnson Hall were incorporated as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization to support the preservation, restoration and interpretation of Johnson Hall State Historic Site, the 1763 home of Sir William Johnson, British Superintendent of Native American Affairs for the Northern Department of America

The Mission of the Friends

  • To support lectures, concerts, workshops and other activities that relate to Johnson Hall State Historic Site and to 18th century life

  • To develop educational programs that increase community awareness and appreciation of the lives of our ancestors

  • To support the acquisition and preservation of artifacts, manuscripts, photographs, & other material relevant to the study of Johnson Hall and the Johnson family.

  • To support the preservation & interpretation of the historic resources at Johnson Hall

  • To support programs making this material available to the public.


Johnson Hall and its flanking stone houses are preserved and maintained by New York State’s Historic Sites Program. The Friends support the staff in raising funds and awareness of this important historic site.


The Friends of Johnson Hall have been instrumental in raising additional funds needed to restore many of the elaborate decorative details of Johnson’s original home.


Successful fundraising and grant-writing have enabled the Friends of Johnson Hall to support creative and compelling interpretive programs that have brought historic events to life for modern visitors.