The Maurice Patterson Research Room

The Maurice Patterson Research Room, located inside the Interlaken Public Library, holds a significant and long-time curated genealogy and local history collection. Materials in this space are non-circulating, meaning they cannot be checked out and taken home, but are available for research any time the library is open.

We urge visitors looking to access this collection for genealogy research to contact our Library Director, Chelsea Hastings, prior to their visit. While the Director will not research with you during your visit, materials can be pulled in advance of your arrival that are relevant to your search. It also gives library staff an opportunity to speak with our village historian and have more items available for you to see during your visit.

The NY State Division for Historic Preservation worked with Cornell University students in 1979 to inventory many of the buildings and homes in and around the Village of Interlaken. Use the link to search as a guest, and