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Holiday Open House, Santa & Sales

Want to enjoy holiday music and fresh greenery, visit with Santa, and get some of your Christmas shopping done all at the same time? Come to the St&nbps;Lawrence County Historical Association’s annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 7 from 4 - 8 pm! We will celebrate the season with festive finger foods, traditional seasonal decorations, and live music. Performing musical groups include Canton High School Vocal Jazz, Acapella North, the Canton Goldenaires, and the Noteworthy Hand Bell Choir.

From 5-7 pm, Adirondack Santa will be at the Open House to greet the young and young-at-heart! Families can decorate Christmas cookies, make a holiday craft to take home, and enjoy the lights of Canton on a horse-drawn wagon ride.

And you can find some great gift ideas in the Holiday Gift Auction, which will run throughout the Open House. Don’t forget to browse the Historical Association’s gift shop and take advantage of our “Before Christmas Sale” on Friday, December 7 from 12 - 8 pm and Saturday, December 8 from 10 am - 4 pm. Give the gift of history this year with old fashioned toys & games, books, ornaments, historic maps, and gift subscriptions to the Quarterly journal. Receive 10% off most gift shop items during the sale, or 20% off if you are already an SLCHA member.

All of the Historical Association’s holiday events are free and open to the public – so come on over on December 7 if you love history and the holidays!

Detail of Christmas tree with ornaments

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.