Yanks and Johnny Rebs will be at it again at the St Lawrence County Historical Association's annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Robert Moses State Park, Massena. The sights and sounds of the Civil War will fill the air at the 15th annual Civil War Reenactment Saturday and Sunday July 30-31. If you're a fan of baseball, you should make a point to visit the game of rounders – a sport descended from the same ancestor as modern baseball – at 10:30 in a moment of peace before the battle, followed by the roll call of local soldiers at 11 and a women's and children's frying pan toss at 11:30 (spectators are welcome to participate!).
The event is sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union, with additional support from Stewart's Shops, Gene and Connie Barto, Niles Asset Management, St Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Massena AMVETS Post #4, and Canton VFW Post #1231.
U.S. soldier & Canadian "Kiltie"
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.