The North Country Civil War Round Table, sponsored by the St Lawrence County Historical Association, is an informal discussion group that centers on the Civil War period. Each meeting focuses on a particular topic related to the Civil War and emphasizes the North Country's role in that turbulent era. The Round Table is free and open to the pubic and light refreshments will be served.
The Confederate submarine H L Hunley was the first submarine to sink a warship, on February 17, 1864, although she was lost in the process, along with her crew. Earlier tests of the Hunley saw the losses of more crew members, and in total she caused 21 Confederate deaths. The Hunley was raised from Charleston Harbor in 2000, and is now on view in North Charleston, SC. Learn more about the Hunley when retired Navy Chief Ron Day speaks at the next North Country Civil War Round Table on Sunday, September 24th, 2 pm at the St Lawrence County Historical Association.
Visitors who own items with Civil War provenance are encouraged to bring them to the event for a "show and tell" session before the talk.
The SLCHA Archives has recently released a downloadable finding aid for Civil War information
Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager and CWRT Coordinator
Submarine Torpedo Boat H.L. Hunley, Dec. 6, 1863
Conrad Wise Chapman
The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Thursday noon to 4 pm, Friday noon to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.The St Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 East Main Street, Canton. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum's main entrance.
The St Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail. Exhibits and programs are made possible in part 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.