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The St Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) is a not-for-profit membership organization and museum which serves as an educational resource for the use and benefit of the citizens of St Lawrence County and others interested in the County's history and traditions. The Association collects and preserves archival material and artifacts pertinent to the County's history. In cooperation and collaboration with other local organizations, the Association promotes an understanding of and appreciation for the County's rich history through publications, exhibits, and programs. The SLCHA operates within museum standards established by the American Alliance of Museums.

New Hours

We have decided to change our open hours for the museum and archives. Beginning July 5th, the SLCHA will be open as follows:

Tuesday thru Thursday, Noon - 4 pm

Friday, Noon - 6 pm

Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

Come On!: World War I Centennial Exhibition at SLCHA

US Doughboy - Victory Liberty Loan poster

Poster by Vic Forsythe from Library of Congress

In honor of the centennial of the United States' entry into the first World War in 1917, a new exhibition is opening at the St Lawrence County Historical Association in conjunction with Canton's Winterfest. Come On!: Posters and Portraits of World War I shows beautifully designed posters for war bonds alongside photographic portraits of local soldiers. Most of the photos are unidentified, and the museum welcomes visitors who recognize a friend or family member to help identify them.

World War I Articles and Information Wanted for SLCHA’s Quarterly Journal

US Doughboy and Canadian 'Kiltie'

U.S. soldier & Canadian "Kiltie"

Library of Congress

August 2014 marked the centennial of the outbreak of World War I and the Historical Association wants to recognize the local contributions to the war effort as well as its impact on local families. The SLCHA’s publication committee invites readers to submit articles or materials showing St Lawrence County residents’ involvement in World War I. News clippings, letters home, photos, and other documents can be carefully copied and the original materials returned to their lenders. If you think you may have something useful, contact County Historian Sue Longshore.

The Quarterly, published by the St Lawrence County Historical Association, is currently wrapping up its sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War this year. The cover of the December 2015 issue displays a young man in a Civil War uniform… or is it? Some clever research has answered questions about the photo, but more remain.

Archives - Recent Acquisitions

The Archives has recently acquired a number of items, including books on ski areas, canoes, Clinton County in the Civil War. See more…

Corning Incorporated Foundation Supports SLCHA

The St Lawrence County Historical Association has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from Corning Incorporated Foundation in support of its history journal, The Quarterly. Sue Longshore, SLCHA Executive Director says, "We are very pleased to receive this grant, which helps to support the publication of the Quarterly and allows us to share the county's history with a large audience."

Corning Incorporated Foundation has provided grant funding for the publication of the Quarterly journal since 2012, and continues to be a generous supporter of St Lawrence County history.

Coming Events

  • Friday, June 2 through Saturday, June 3: St Lawrence County Dairy Festival
  • Friday, June 2, 12:00 PM: Used Book Bonanza Sale
  • Saturday, June 3, 10:00 AM: Used Book Bonanza Sale and Plant Sale
  • More...

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SLCHA has recently revised its sponsorship levels. Please consider us in your giving plans.

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SLCHA is a member of the St Lawrence International Partnership, a group of museums along the St Lawrence River in the US and Canada.

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The Silas Wright House Museum is accreditated by the American Alliance of Museums


This website is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

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SLCHA is a Silver participant in Guidestar