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Brown Bag Lunch

  • Thursday, September 22 - Miner Street, Canton - 1900

    SLCHA Collections Manager Cassidy Percoco will share a slice of life from Frederic Remington's day - who were the residents of Miner Street, Canton in 1900 and what were their lives like?  Among the notable residents in 1900 were the Sackriders (Remington's relatives) and the Miners (for whom the street is named).

  • Thursday, October 20 - Archeology of Jamestown

    SLCHA trustee & retired SUNY Potsdam geologist Jim Carl will discuss the ongoing archeology work at Historic Jamestown, Virginia.  Carl will share new information learned thru archeology study about the earliest settlers of Jamestown c.1607.

  • Thursday, November 17 - Ogdensburg-Prescott Rail Ferry

    Ted Rafuse will discuss the history of the Ogdensburg to  Prescott Rail Ferry across the St. Lawrence River.

  • 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.

    Thomas Nast Illustration Harpers January 1863

    Thomas Nast illustration of a couple separated at Christmas, Harper's Magazine, January 1863

    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.