Executive Director Search
The St Lawrence County Historical Association seeks applicants for the Executive Director position who can provide strong leadership for accomplishing the Association’s work to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history of St Lawrence County.
New Wooden Miniatures Available at SLCHA
The Administration Building at the St Lawrence Psychiatric Center, the Morley Schoolhouse, and Saint Paul's Church in Piercefield are the latest buildings to be reproduced in miniature by the St Lawrence County Historical Association. The buildings are part of a hand-painted, limited edition series which are produced to recognize architecturally significant structures in St Lawrence County. The cost for a set of all three buildings is $30, while individual buildings are $12 each, with all proceeds benefitting the Historical Association.
Cane That Chair
Need a seat that looks like this? Learn the ins and outs of chair caning at the St Lawrence County Historical Association's 2014 Chair Caning Workshop, Wednesdays, March 5, 12 and 19 from 7 pm to 9 pm. More Information
Who are these Civil War officers?
We have located two stereo pairs of the officers of the New York 60th taken at Fauquier Sulphur Springs, Virginia during the Civil War. Some of the people in the picture have been identified. See enlargements of the faces and help us identify more people in the picture. See the picture and help us identify more people in it
- Wednesday, March 12, 7:00 PM: Chair Caning
- Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 PM: Chair Caning
- Thursday, March 20, 12:00 PM: Brown Bag Lunch - Women of Courage
- Sunday, March 30, 2:00 PM: Civil War Round Table - Civil War Veterans from St Lawrence County
- Wednesday, April 2, 7:00 PM: Splint Seat Chair Workshop
- Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 PM: Splint Seat Chair Workshop
Downtown Village of Canton Reconstruction
Construction began in Spring 2012, and is finished! New York State Department of Transportation's project page on US Route 11 through the Village of Canton
Civil War Sesquicentennial
150 years ago this month:
- Mar 1, 1864 - 142nd on the 10th Feb made a raid on John's Island, surprised the enemy, had a bit of a fight and drove them. Only three of the regiment wounded, including Sgt. Major Johnson.
- Mar 1, 1864 - A judge, after decreeing that a prisoner be hung by the neck until dead, said: "I hope that you will take this as a warning"
- Mar 2, 1864 - 60th NY- while returning to Tennessee, Private Henry Ladue, a new recruit, slipped under the train and had his legs amputated by the train. He later died in Jeffersonville, KY.
- Mar 2, 1864 - No draft necessary for NY State because of enlistments.
- Mar 9, 1864 - 92nd NY all quiet in Fort Anderson, veteran Volunteers not permitted to have furloughs yet.
- Mar 12, 1864 - Red River Campaign begins (Louisiana)
- Mar 15, 1864 - 200,000 immigrants arrived in the US during 1863.
- Mar 15, 1864 - 12 Revolutionary War Pensioners survive, the youngest 92 and the oldest 105.
- Mar 16, 1864 - 60th NY completing quarters in Stevenson, Alabama - "a true union soldier will make themselves comfortable." Col. Ireland in command of the Brigade. Lt. Thomas Hobart of Company C, presented sword "for gallantry at Chancellorsville"
- Mar 16, 1864 - 47th NY Infantry Regiment with soldiers from St Lawrence County participates in Battle of Olustee, Florida (20 February 1864)
- Mar 16, 1864 - 98th NY returned to Malone, 96th NY to Plattsburgh.
- Mar 17, 1864 - Lt General Grant takes command of all Union Troops. His headquarters will be in the field with Army of the Potomac.
- Mar 17, 1864 - All towns in Franklin County vote for Constitutional Amendment allowing the soldier's absentee vote except Bombay. In St Lawrence County, 6926 for the vote, 190 against it.
- Mar 23, 1864 - 60th NY at Stevenson, Alabama, readying for campaign: "jealousy between western troops and eastern troops fast subsiding."
- Mar 23, 1864 - 92nd receives 10 new recruits.
- Mar 23, 1864 - 14th NY Heavy Artillery stationed in NY Harbor at Fort Schyler and at Sandy Hook.
- Mar 23, 1864 - St Lawrence County towns paid $121,700 in bounties in Dec 1863.
- Mar 30, 1864 - 60th NY and 102nd NY rumored to be combined. (This did not happen, 102nd and 78th NY were combined)
- Mar 30, 1864 - Wooden Legs sold by A. N. Tupper in Potsdam.
Events in bold are St Lawrence County events