The North Country Civil War Round Table, sponsored by the St Lawrence County Historical Association, is an informal discussion group that centers on the Civil War period. Each meeting focuses on a particular topic related to the Civil War and emphasizes the North Country's role in that turbulent era. The Round Table is free and open to the pubic and light refreshments will be served.
After four very bloody years, the American Civil War finally ended on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865. Within days President Abraham Lincoln was struck down by an assassin's bullet. Learn more when Terry Niles presents Lincoln's Funeral at the next SLCHA Civil War Roundtable on Sunday, April 26th, 2 pm at the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. This presentation will review the days that followed Lincoln's assassination, and the way the nation mourned and paid tribute to this great leader. This included one of the longest funerals in history, ending some 1700 miles west in Springfield, Illinois, the place Lincoln called home. The North Country Civil War Roundtable is part of the St Lawrence County Historical Association's Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which was fought from 1861-1865.
Terry Niles, a local Lincoln expert and member of the North Country Civil War Roundtable, has previously presented on the Elections of 1860 and 1864, Gettysburg: July 1863, and Abraham Lincoln's life.
The SLCHA Gift Shop is a great way to take home Civil War history with replica Confederate coins and books like Gallantry in the Field: Potsdam and the Civil War and Civil War Cooking Recipes. SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Gift Shop.
with Stan Maine
Sue Longshore, Collections Manager and CWRT Coordinator
The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm, Friday noon to 8 pm. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.The St Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 East Main Street, Canton. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum's main entrance.
The St Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail. Exhibits and programs are made possible in part 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.