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Thank You Members!

Thank you members! Just before Valentine's Day I sent out an appeal for the SLCHA matching grant of $10,000 with the Northern New York Community Foundation. Well in just ten weeks we have reached that goal. This means we raised over $10,000 and with the Northern New York Community Foundation match of $10,000 we now have added more than $20,000 to our account. This is great news. In these times of difficulty for nonprofits this was a tremendous response and a statement of support for the many programs, lectures, youth educational programs, archives and historical events that we present.

If the check is still sitting on your desktop but you forgot to drop it in the mail, please do. Funds can still be added.

Yes, THANK YOU MEMBERS, everyone here at the St Lawrence County Historical Association appreciates your donation.

Looking to a bright future of interpreting history for you and St Lawrence County.

Gratefully yours,
Lance W Rudiger
SLCHA Board President

Room for Vendors at SLCHA's 28th Annual Show on April 28

Clocks for sale, Antique Show & Sale 2015

A sure sign that spring has sprung is the upcoming St Lawrence County Historical Association’s 28th annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale. If you have antiques or crafts to sell, there is still time to register for booth space at this not-to-be missed show and sale. Tables are available for rental, but vendors can also bring their own.

Sponsored by Blanchard’s Auction Service, Potsdam and Mort Backus & Sons, Ogdensburg, the SLCHA Antique & Artisan Show and Sale will be held at Canton’s McKenney Middle School, 99 State Street. Vendors from St Lawrence, Franklin, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties will have a wide variety of beautiful, interesting and unique items on hand that you can’t live without! The show opens at 10 am on Saturday, April 28 and runs until 4 pm. There is ample free parking at the school.

A new feature of this year’s show is the presence of Fleur de Lis Estate Services of Canton, an accredited and certified appraisal service. One item may be appraised per paid admission to the event. More vendors are listed on the event page.

Silence is Golden: Silent Auction Items Sought for SLCHA annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale

Looking for a good home for an antique or collectible that you are ready to part with? Consider making a donation to the St Lawrence County Historical Association’s silent auction, which is just one part of the SLCHA’s 28th annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale. Deadline for donations is April 7; Show is April 28.

More information…

Get an Up-Close Look at Rushton Artifacts

Canoe at Rushton factory

Are you planning to attend the Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races? On May 5, the St Lawrence County Historical Association will be hosting its first-ever “white glove” event, featuring items from the Rushton collection! Participants will be able to don white cotton gloves and carefully handle Rushton-related objects and archival items. If you have ever wanted to peruse the pages of a Rushton catalogue or look through scrapbooks of photographs of the factory floor, now is your chance! Admission to the event is priced at $5. More…

Archives - Recent Acquisitions

The Archives has recently acquired a number of items, including books on ski areas, canoes, Clinton County in the Civil War. See more…

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