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  • Saturday, February 13 - Winter Weather

    The winter months have always brought snow, and sometimes storms that blanket the region with ice. Learn more about disastrous winter storms of the past on Saturday, February 13th, 2016, at the Second Saturday Children's Program at the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright Hous. Beginning at 11 am, kids will hear a story about the ice storm of 1998 and make a snow-related craft to bring home! This is another in the SLCHA's series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10, and their parents or caregivers.

    Winter-themed children's books, such as The Adirondack Kids: The Pond Hockey Challenge by Justin and Gary VanRiper and Eye on the Iditarod: Aisling's Quest, by Aisling Laura Shepherd and Hope Irvin Marston, are available for purchase at the SLCHA. Old-fashioned toys like spinning tops, jacks, and Jacob's ladders are also available, and SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Gift Shop.

  • Saturday, March 12 - Inventions

    North Country and other fun inventions - refrigerated box car, Lifesavers candy, chocolate chip cookies, etc. 

  • Saturday, April 9 - One-Room Schools

    Learn what it was like to attend a one-room school.

  • Saturday, May 14 - The Roarin' 20s

    Learn about the music, dances, and clothing that characterized this era.

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

Ice storm, 1912

Ice Storm, 1912

From the collections

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.