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North Country Civil War Round Table

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.

  • Sunday, September 23 - Dinner Meeting - Civil War Ancestors

    Do you have a family history that reaches back to the Civil War? Attend the dinner meeting of the Civil War Round Table on Saturday, September 23 to learn more about six men who fought in the war, all great-grandfathers of the invited speaker: Derek Maxfield, associate professor of history at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. Three of these men were from St Lawrence County and served in local regiments, including the 13th NY Cavalry, Co. B., and the 11th NY Cavalry, Co. G. The gathering will be held at Sergi's Banquet Hall, 10 Market Street, Potsdam, beginning at 5:30 pm. Each attendee must pay $25, which includes a beverage, salad, entrée, and dessert. Reservations are required: contact the SLCHA to reserve your seat by September 18.

  • Sunday, October 28, 2:00 PM - Distinction Despite Disadvantage: The George B. Swan Story

    Distinction Despite Disadvantage: The George B Swan Story by Adam Bollt (a high school student from Potsdam). Swan was a mixed race man who passed for white and was a very successful businessman in 19th century Potsdam, before “coming out” as mulatto after the Civil War.

  • Sunday, November 18, 2:00 PM - The Letters of John B Mills, 60th NY Volunteers by Carol Opdyke and Stan Maine

Finding Aid

The SLCHA Archives has recently released a downloadable finding aid for Civil War information

Civil War Graves Project


Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager and CWRT Coordinator

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers, 1862, by Mathew Brady

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteersat Camp Stone, Virginia in 1862

Mathew Brady photo

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.