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- Thursday, May 23 - Killed in Action: A Sister's Journey for Her Brother
Learn about Kay Denesha Peggs' journey over sixty years to find out what happened to her brother, Lieutenant John "Jack" Denesha on June 7, 1944 at the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at noon as part of the Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch Series. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.
Lieutenant Denesha went missing in action on the second day of the D-Day Invasion while piloting a Mustang fighter plane on a combat mission over France. A year later he was officially declared dead by the War Department. Sixty years later his sister, Kay Peggs, tracked down what happened to her brother and travelled to France to see his final resting place. Peggs, along with Canton Town and Village Historian Linda Casserly, will take you through a power point presentation of Peggs' trip to France in June, 2011. Through the Lacy-Davis Foundation of California, and the people of France, Peggs was honored for her brother's service with two individual celebrations of Jack's life, including a trip to Normandy Beach.
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 SLCHA's gift shop is a great place to take home history with books including St Lawrence County Portraits by Patricia Harrington Carson and E Anne Mazzotta, Sandbox to Mortarboard: Laughing All the Way by Dorine Cornell Lord, and note cards of Linda Richards, America's First trained nurse (born in Potsdam). SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on these books and most other items in the gift shop.
- Thursday, September 19 - TBA
- Thursday, October 17 - TBA
- Thursday, November 21 - TBA
The SLCHA Brown Bag Lunch program is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.
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, a state agency.