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 $318,328 as of January 12, 2022. More information…

Early Lighting Exhibit Curated by Carlton Stickney new

Digitization by Lenore and Roger Zaunere

Browse lighting through the centuries.

Lighting Exhibit

Digital Exhibits

Spinning Wheel

Recently added: online exhibit of textile tools, curated by Stockholm Historian Carlton Stickney

Digitization by Lenore and Roger Zaunere

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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In Memoriam

The members of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association mourn the loss of our dear Board of Trustees Officer and friend, Rita Goldberg. Rita contributed many years of unselfish and invaluable wisdom and skill to the Association from her vast academic experience and served on the Executive Committee as Treasurer.

Coming Events

  • Saturday, January 1 through Wednesday, December 31: EXHIBIT: J. Henry Rushton: The Stradivarius of the Canoe
  • Saturday, January 1 through Saturday, December 31: EXHIBIT: James Ricalton: His Work Was His Life; RED BARN Second Floor Hall
  • Saturday, January 1 through Saturday, December 31: EXHIBIT FOR KIDS: Old School Days (interactive guessing game)
  • Saturday, January 1 through Saturday, February 26: EXHIBITS: "North Country Artists –1860 to 1930" & "A Tribute to the Service Men and Women of St. Lawrence County"; SILAS WRIGHT HOUSE Upstairs Hall
  • Saturday, January 1 through Tuesday, May 31: EXHIBIT: Early Lighting –1850s through 1890s by Carl Stickney; RED BARN First Floor County Gallery
  • More...

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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


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