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History-Writing Workshop

Do you have information on your family's or town's history, and don't know what to do with it? Then plan on attending the Writing Family and Local History Workshop led by Catherine Sajna at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House on Tuesday, July 18th, from 10am to noon. Participants will learn how to take their research to the next level by compiling it into a publishable article or a document to share with family.

Catherine Sajna spent five years on and off writing her grandmother's family story, and is interested in helping you expedite that process. In Hawaii, she taught composition, linguistics and ESL for two decades, and she loves to help writers flesh out and trim down their stories. Catherine has been editing, writing, and teaching writing since moving to St Lawrence County; she's delighted to find that the North Country takes its history seriously, and would like to help get more of it 'out there' so that it isn't lost.

The workshop fee is $20 for historical association members and $25 for nonmembers. Class size is limited to twenty participants. Preregistration is required.

The workshop will be held in the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. To register for the workshop send your name, address, phone number, email and nonrefundable payment to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, PO Box 8, Canton, NY 13617. For more information, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail. Registration is limited and is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

Clio, Muse of History by Pierre Mignard

Clio, Muse of History

by Pierre Mignard

From Wikimedia Commons

The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Thursday noon to 4 pm, Friday noon to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 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.