For thousands of years, artificial lighting was primitive, but improved gradually over time, thanks to the innovations of people dedicated to the goal of better lighting. This exhibit features many examples of pre-electric lighting, including candle and match holders, oil lamps, and lanterns. Early lighting accessories are also highlighted, such as candle molds, doilies, and lamp chimneys.
Located at 3 East Main Street in Canton, the SLCHA is open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; closed Sunday and Monday.
For more information about SLCHA and St. Lawrence County history, or to become a member, call (315) 386-8133, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website.
Photo of curator Carlton Stickney provided.