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
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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
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association has announced a low cost chair-caning workshop on three consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 6, 13, and 20 from 7-9 pm. Carl Stickney, instructor for the workshop, has decades of experience in chair-caning.
Participants in the workshop should bring a chair with the old caning removed. The appropriate chair, which will take a caned seat, has holes around the inner edge of the opening in the chair seat frame. These holes are also visible from the underside of the chair. It is expected that participants will be able to complete the caning of one chair during the course of the workshop. [Read more…] about Chair-Caning Workshops Set For Canton in March
The next North Country Civil War Round Table will feature Jan Wojcik, and has been set for Sunday, January 27th, at 2 pm at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association.
Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859, and American abolitionists, biologists, and Northern politicians immediately found it to provide the first scientific rationale for what had previously been a moral and religious argument: that all human beings had the same ancestry, and that differences in appearance resulted only from different environments. Within a short time, Southern editorials and reviews condemned Darwin for denying their fundamental belief that black slaves were an inferior species to whites. [Read more…] about Charles Darwin and the Civil War Talk Set for Canton
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s next Brown Bag Lunch Series has been set for Thursday, January 17th at noon in Canton, NY, and will look at the St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950s and the flooding of Waddington.
Russell Strait will be sharing and discussing videos of Waddington before it changed forever, and of the construction of the Seaway. [Read more…] about Seaway Flooding At Waddington Films Being Screened
The next St. Lawrence County Civil War Round Table has been set for Sunday, October 28th, at 2 pm. Adam Bollt will present “Distinction Despite Disadvantage: The Story of George B. Swan,” at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 3 E. Main Street Canton.
George B. Swan, a successful businessman of the mid-1800s, resided in Potsdam, NY, but hid a secret about his identity. Years after the end of the Civil War and an abundance of personal successes, Swan finally revealed that he was not white, but in fact was mixed race. [Read more…] about The Secret Identity of George B. Swan
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association and St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society are set to co-host a Local History and Genealogy Fair at the SLCHA Museum and Archives, 3 East Main Street, Canton, on Saturday, October 20th from 10 am to 4 pm.
Connect with seasoned researchers to learn how to research your own family’s history and how to preserve that information. Learn about various records available for local research and where to find them. Meet representatives from the many organizations around the county that are committed to preserving historical materials for future generations. [Read more…] about Local History, Genealogy Fair Set For Canton