- Saturday, March 8 - Search Your Roots
Open Grandma Moody's trunk, find a family tree, and learn how to Search Your Roots at 11 am on Saturday, March 8th, 2014, at the Second Saturday Children's Program at the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. This is another in the SLCHA's series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10.
Kids will learn what a family tree is and then have an opportunity to begin creating their own family tree on March 8th. We'll talk about Grandma Moody's family tree and then take a tour of the Historical Association's Research Room. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to stay and assist the children fill in their own family history charts.
The 2014 Second Saturday Children's Programs feature the Treasures from the Attic series, which begins each session with a mysterious old trunk that belonged to "Grandma Moody" (Clarissa Wright's ancestor) and had been forgotten in the Silas Wright House attic. Each time the trunk is opened the magic begins, as a new object or objects is "discovered" in the trunk.
The Treasures from the Attic series is generously sponsored by the Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation. This series is a collaborative effort between the SLCHA and the Fort La Presentation Association. Parents, grandparents, other caregivers and their kids are welcome to attend this free program. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum's main entrance.
The SLCHA Gift Shop has books like The American Boys Handy Book, The American Girls Handy Book, and The Field and Forest Handy Book, as well as old time games, such as jacks, marbles, and wooden tops. Visit the Gift Shop and find fun things to do without a Wi-Fi connection! SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Gift Shop.
- Saturday, April 12 - A Child's View of Sackets Harbor, 1812
Learn what it was like for a child living in Sackets Harbor during the War of 1812
- Saturday, May 10 - Tea with the Wrights
- Saturday, June 14 - Betsy Ross' Flag
Celebrate the Flag Day holiday by learning about how Betsy Ross created our first national flag.
- Saturday, October 11 - TBA
- Saturday, November 8 - TBA
- Saturday, December 13 - Adirondack Santa
Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend. Second Saturday programs are held the second Saturday of the month from 11 am to noon. Parking is available in the back, beside the main entrance to the Red Barn addition. For more information, call SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail
Second Saturday is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.