St Lawrence County Historical Association

Antiques & Artisans Filling Up SLCHA's 24th Annual Show on April 26th

A visitor browses jewelryA sure sign that spring has sprung is the upcoming St Lawrence County Historical Association's 24th annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale. Antique dealers and artisans are signing up fast for the show and sale which will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10 am to 4 pm. As of April 15th a total of 24 antique dealers and artisans from all over the North Country have registered for booth space at this not-to-be missed show and sale.

Sponsored by Blanchard's Auction Service, Potsdam and Mort Backus & Sons, Ogdensburg, the SLCHA's 24th annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale will be held at Canton's McKenney Middle School, 99 State Street. Vendors from St Lawrence, Franklin, 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 26th and runs until 4 pm. There is ample free parking at the school. More information…

Executive Director Search

The St Lawrence County Historical Association seeks applicants for the Executive Director position who can provide strong leadership for accomplishing the Association’s work to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history of St Lawrence County. More information…

Who are these Civil War officers?

We have located two stereo pairs of the officers of the New York 60th taken at Fauquier Sulphur Springs, Virginia during the Civil War. Some of the people in the picture have been identified. See enlargements of the faces and help us identify more people in the picture. See the picture and help us identify more people in it

Coming Events

Downtown Village of Canton Reconstruction

Construction began in Spring 2012, and is finished! New York State Department of Transportation's project page on US Route 11 through the Village of Canton

Civil War Sesquicentennial

150 years ago this month:

  • Apr 6, 1864 - 106th NY in Camp near Brandy Station, VA. Lt Col. Townsend commands the regiment. Col. Embrick dismissed from service, has been reinstated, but due to low numbers in regiment he can't be mustered. 106th in General Morris' brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps. The old 3rd Corps broken up.
  • Apr 6, 1864 - 60th NY - Stevenson, Alabama on 27 March 1864 had 12 inches of snow! Their brigade doing picket and provost duty at Stevenson, Alabama post. The men that did not re-enlist were returned from 137th NY where they served while the veteran regiment was on furlough. This adds 45 to regiment. Regiment to be ready to move in 24 hours notice.
  • Apr 8, 1864 - Battle of Mansfield (Louisiana)
  • Apr 9, 1864 - Battle of Pleasant Hill (Louisiana)
  • Apr 12, 1864 - General Grant is secreting plans from the press. Never before in this war have the newspapers been so in the dark about the next place of attack.
  • Apr 12, 1864 - Fort Pillow, Tennessee, massacre; battle of Blair's Landing (Louisiana) (to the 13th)
  • Apr 17, 1864 - Battle of Plymouth (North Carolina) (to the 20th)
  • Apr 20, 1864 - 14th NY Heavy Artillery at Willets Point, NY Harbor. Company M from Potsdam and Parishville area. The regiment has lost 22 by desertion; most deserters from Canada.
  • Apr 20, 1864 - Fort Pillow's gruesome statistics published. (Nathan B Forrest's Cavalry attacked and captured Fort Pillow, killing many Black soldiers after they surrendered.)
  • Apr 30, 1864 - Battle of Jenkins' Ferry (Arkansas)

Events in bold are St Lawrence County events