Brown Bag Lunch
From the Remington Museum
- Thursday, September 25 - Remington and Rasbeck - Remington Arts Festival
In 1892, Frederic Remington convinced his favorite guide "Has" Rasbeck to accompany him on a water journey from Cranberry Lake toward the St Lawrence River. Find out how the trip turned out when Allen and Marilyn Splete present Remington on the Water: Cranberry Lake and the Oswegatchie River, at noon on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the St Lawrence County Historical Association. This Brown Bag Lunch program is part of the 13th Annual Remington Arts Festival and coincides with the opening of the exhibit Remington and Rasbeck Run the River. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.
Frederic Remington's love of the water and canoeing had a profound impact on his life. His stories about his various journeys on the water show his versatility in that his subject matter could range far beyond the West. One of these stories, Black Water and Shallows, documents the trip that Remington and Rasbeck took on the Oswegatchie River in 1892.
Speakers Allen and Marilyn Splete are long-time residents of Cranberry Lake, as well as of Maryland and formerly of Canton. Allen is a St Lawrence University graduate who returned to Canton with Marilyn to work at SLU where they both became interested in the growing collection of Frederic Remington's correspondence in the university's Owen D Young Library. This interest led to the publication in 1988 of the Spletes' book Frederic Remington - Selected Letters. Marilyn is a former trustee of the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg and Allen is former president of the St Lawrence County Historical Association in Canton.
The SLCHA Gift Shop is a great way to learn more about North Country artist Frederic Remington and his journeys on the water. Books include Frederic Remington and the North Country, Frederic Remington - Selected Letters, and Boats and Boating on Cranberry Lake. Other Remington items include note cards and framing prints. SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on most items in the gift shop.
- Thursday, October 16 - TBA
- Thursday, November 20 - TBA
The SLCHA Brown Bag Lunch program is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.
The Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch Series is a popular lunch time lecture series dedicated to the memory of Patricia Harrington Carson, who founded the series during her 24 years as a Trustee of the St Lawrence County Historical Association. Pat Carson was active on numerous SLCHA Committees, and was an article writer and an issue editor of the SLCHA’s history journal The Quarterly.
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.