The St. Lawrence County Historical Association, in partnership with St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum (SLPEM), will host their annual Civil War reenactment weekend this Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st. [Read more…] about St. Lawrence County Civil War Weekend July 30-31
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The St. Lawrence County Historical Association will host “The Civil War Between the Mountains: How Geology and Weather Shaped the Battles and Determined the Victor,” a Civil War Round Table set for Sunday, April 24th at 2 pm.
This program will illustrate how weather and geology determined why and how the Civil War was fought — and won. [Read more…] about How Civil War Battles Were Shaped By Geology and Weather
The 26th Independent Cavalry was formed as a home guard in St. Lawrence County during the Civil War as a direct result of the 1864 Confederate raid in St. Albans, Vermont.
Their duty was to patrol the St. Lawrence River border to detect the presence of Confederate spies, infiltrators, and copperheads (northern supporters of the Confederate States).
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s (SLCHA) next Patricia Carson Harrington Brown Bag Lunch features Steven Englehart, who will talk about some of the considerable accomplishments of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) over the last thirty years, on Tuesday, November 9th. Englehart retired from AARCH earlier this year. [Read more…] about 30 Years of Adirondack Historic Preservation (Virtual Event)
Born in 1901 and growing up as a young boy in Canton, New York, Richard G. Myers became fascinated with stories of the West. His great uncle, a prospector during the gold rush of 1849, fired his imagination with the stories from his adventures.
Myers was a voracious reader, loved American and local history, but his greatest love was that of the Old West. Myers began collecting items about the history of the Old West, especially works of artist Frederic Remington (1860-1909), also a native of Canton.
Beginning in the early 1940s, Myers began to collect Remington related books and prints. As his collection grew, he corresponded with collectors, authors and museums directors all over the world. [Read more…] about New Frederic Remington Exhibit Opens in Canton
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) has announced they are accepting photos of historic St. Lawrence County for an amateur photo contest. [Read more…] about St. Lawrence County Historical Structure Photo Contest
The earliest portion of the exhibit covers candle sticks (1650s–1880s); grease lamps (1600s), whale oil lamps (late 1700s–mid-1800s), plus burning fluid and lard lamps. Along with three display cases of lamps, there are two cases of accessories which include an early tinderbox, strike-anywhere-matches, spill plane, candle snuffers, match holders, miniature lamps, wick trimmers, lamp chimneys, lamp burners, containers for filling lamps with fuel, lamp doilies, and a photographer’s lantern used to retouch glass negatives. [Read more…] about History of Early Lighting Exhibit in Canton
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association‘s 2021 Annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend will be held Saturday, July 24th, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, July 25th, 10 am to 1 pm. [Read more…] about Northern NY’s Annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend
Fort Tribute is a historical stockade fort built on the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum property as a living tribute to nearly 6,000 St. Lawrence County residents who mustered in and fought in the American Civil War. The Fort includes barracks, officer’s headquarters, sutler store and a parade ground with a flag pole as its center piece. [Read more…] about Tour Civil War Style ‘Fort Tribute’ On Saturday
St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) has announced The History of Early Lighting: Pre-1850 through 1910, an exhibit curated by Carleton Stickney is now open to the public. [Read more…] about Early Lighting Exhibit Opens in Canton