Alice Riggs Hunt
From the collection of the University of Waterloo Library, from Wikimedia Commons
In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with the St Lawrence County Historical Association to offer Votes for Women, a monthly reading and discussion series that runs from September 10th thru December 17th. The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required. For more information about the series dates and acquiring books, please contact Bryan Thompson, coordinator, at 315 / 347-2178 or by email or the Historical Association at 315 / 386-8133 or by email.
U.S. soldier & Canadian "Kiltie"
August 2014 marked the centennial of the outbreak of World War I and the Historical Association wants to recognize the local contributions to the war effort as well as its impact on local families. The SLCHA’s publication committee invites readers to submit articles or materials showing St Lawrence County residents’ involvement in World War I. News clippings, letters home, photos, and other documents can be carefully copied and the original materials returned to their lenders. If you think you may have something useful, contact County Historian Sue Longshore.
The Quarterly, published by the St Lawrence County Historical Association, is currently wrapping up its sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War this year. The cover of the December 2015 issue displays a young man in a Civil War uniform… or is it? Some clever research has answered questions about the photo, but more remain.
Contrary to what is printed in the newsletter, Frank Schwartz is not dead. We received mistaken information from the Post Office. Frank is alive and well at 90 years, and is concerned that some of his friends would mistakenly think him dead.
SLCHA has recently revised its sponsorship levels. Please consider us in your giving plans.