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 COVID pandemic, the Board of Trustees opted to reduce the goal to $350,000 and extend the campaign for another year, or until December 2022.
We are pleased to announce that as of July 2022, we have reached the Campaign goal with donations received of $355,763! More information…
Our previous mystery photo, from Volume LXIV Number 2 has been identified!
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.
Friends of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association
SLCHA has recently revised its sponsorship levels. Please consider us in your giving plans.
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.