Campaign For the People of St Lawrence County

In February of 2019, the SLCHA Board of Trustees launched the Campaign for the People of St. Lawrence County, a three-year, $500,000 fund drive to increase our internal endowment, ensuring our long-term financial survivability. Due to the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID pandemic, the SLCHA Board of Trustees opted to reduce the goal to $350,000 and extend the campaign for another year, or until December 2022. We have campaign pledge commitments of $323,751.24 or 92.5% of $350,000 as of April 18, 2022. More information…

Early Lighting Exhibit Curated by Carlton Stickney

Digitization by Lenore and Roger Zaunere

Browse lighting through the centuries.

Lighting Exhibit

Textile Tools Exhibit Curated by Carlton Stickney

Digitization by Lenore and Roger Zaunere

Browse the online exhibit of textile tools.

Textile Exhibit - Spinning Wheel

Revisiting Mystery Photos from the Past

These mystery photos from our archives appeared in recent issues of the Quarterly. Visit the Mystery Photos page

Composite image composed of several unidentified images

Our previous mystery photo, from Volume LXIV Number 2 has been identified!

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is pleased to offer finding aids to its Family Files and Published Genealogies.

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Spring Basket Raffle 2022 Event

In Memoriam

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is mourning the death of Carlton E. Stickney, its long time member, curator, volunteer and generous benefactor. Carlton has been involved with SLCHA for over forty-three years, serving as a board member for more than thirty-one years and as a two term board president. Steadfast in his commitment to the association, Carl shared his remarkable and deep well of knowledge about St. Lawrence County and beyond with people of all ages. His ability to bring forth numerous facts and personal stories were tailored to the moment, to personally engage the listener, and encourage the curiosity of new friends and visitors.

Carl shared his historical scholarship in practical ways using artifacts or archival records to humanize facts and figures. Whether he was teaching a chair caning class or giving a tour of the unique Silas Wright House, one of the few remaining House Museums in the area, he explained how each step in the process or piece of furniture was connected to people's lives at the time. From his early years as a member, Carl's care and concern for the association's archival records played an integral role in their protection and preservation.

Recently, Carl collaborated on the creation of two digital exhibits for the association website, slcha.org, tirelessly providing detailed explanations of hundreds of artifacts, describing how each was made and providing insight into the culture and "way of life" in which it was created. Despite his broad experience and vast mastery of the facts, Carl was a modest man, patient, serene, polite, and dedicated to the mission of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. With a congenial demeanor, he fostered new connections at the association, and his dignified presence and affectionate gaze will live on in our collective memory.

Please click here to view A Special Video About Carl, and further remembrances.

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Coming Events

  • Saturday, January 1 through Tuesday, May 31: EXHIBIT: Early Lighting –1850s through 1890s by Carl Stickney; RED BARN First Floor County Gallery
  • Saturday, January 1 through Saturday, December 31: EXHIBIT: A Tribute to the Service Men and Women of St. Lawrence County; SILAS WRIGHT HOUSE Upstairs Hall
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The St Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) is a not-for-profit membership organization and museum which serves as an educational resource for the use and benefit of the citizens of St Lawrence County and others interested in the County's history and traditions. The Association collects and preserves archival material and artifacts pertinent to the County's history. In cooperation and collaboration with other local organizations, the Association promotes an understanding of and appreciation for the County's rich history through publications, exhibits, and programs. The SLCHA operates within museum standards established by the American Alliance of Museums.

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SLCHA is a member of the St Lawrence International Partnership, a group of museums along the St Lawrence River in the US and Canada.

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The Silas Wright House Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

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This website is made possible 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

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SLCHA is a Silver participant in Guidestar