The St. Lawrence County Historical Association will host”The Underground Railroad in Northern NY and Lower Canada,” a virtual Civil War Roundtable set for Sunday, February 21st. [Read more…] about Underground Railroad in Northern NY & Lower Canada
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Chaplains have been a part of every American military conflict since the Revolutionary War, but it wasn’t until the Civil War that chaplaincy was officially recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Army and government. Faith played a large role in the Civil War and it was often chaplains who provided the assurance, prayers, and Christian charity that gave soldiers the courage to risk their lives in brutal and bloody battles. [Read more…] about Union Chaplains in the Civil War: A Virtual Presentation
The Archives and Reading Room features: [Read more…] about Featured Collection: St Lawrence Co Genealogy Resources
Quarterly has been published since the mid-1950s as a benefit of SLCHA membership and an aid to research. It features original articles about people and events in the county, written by a wide variety of professionals, amateurs, hobbyists, and collectors. [Read more…] about Volunteer Editor Sought for St. Law Co History Quarterly
In recognition of Black History Month, the St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) is set to host a presentation by De Kalb Historian Bryan Thompson entitled “The Fry Family: Black Pioneers of Gouverneur” on Thursday, February 27th.
Thompson will talk about the early black pioneers of Gouverneur such as Flora Fry, who was given a land grant by Gerritt Smith and her family. [Read more…] about The Fry Family: Black Pioneers of Gouverneur
The next North Country Civil War Round Table has been set for Sunday, May 19th, at 2 pm at the Carriage Barn of the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum, 1755 State Route 345, Madrid, NY. Marty Snye will speak about Civil War era carriages and wagons. This program is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about Civil War Era Carriages and Wagons Talk Sunday
The next Brown Bag Lunch program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association has been set for noon on May 16th, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. The talk will focus on teacher, world traveler, and photographer James Ricalton, of Waddington. [Read more…] about Waddington Photographer James Ricalton Subject of Talk
The next North Country Civil War Round Table has been set for Sunday, April 28th, at 2 pm, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Jim Dawson will speak on female spies of the war, focusing on Elizabeth Van Lew of Richmond. Visitors who own items with Civil War provenance are encouraged to bring them to the event for a “show and tell” session before the talk. [Read more…] about Women Spies in the Civil War April 28th
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is set to continue their Brown Bag Lunch series on Thursday, March 21st. Philip Paige will speak on the Ogden family, of which Ogdensburg, NY, got its name.
While they’re obscure today, the Ogden family’s influence in early New York State can hardly be overstated, especially in St. Lawrence County. Two Ogdens negotiated the Treaty of New York (1796), which largely ended Native American title to North Country land; members of the family shortly thereafter bought up large tracts of land, and began settling it. [Read more…] about Ogdens of Ogdensburg Topic of Brown Bag Lunch
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association has announced a series of genealogy workshops for beginners to be held on four consecutive Saturdays – March 30, and April 6, 13, and 20 – from 10 am to noon in Canton, NY.
Members of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association and the St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society will present information on how to trace your family history. [Read more…] about Researching Family History Workshops In Canton