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 118th New York Volunteers was formed from enlistees from Clinton, Essex, and Warren counties in 1862, and eventually was the first Union unit inside Richmond, the Confederate capital, at the end of the war. Dallas Robinson will give a first-person presentation in the character of a member of the "Adirondack Regiment" at the next North Country Civil War Round Table on Sunday, April 30th, 2 pm at the St Lawrence County Historical Association. Robinson is a veteran Civil War re-enactor living in Norfolk, and gives presentations on the Civil War at local schools and in Masonic Lodges.
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 Gift Shop is a great way to take home Civil War history with books like Gallantry in the Field: Potsdam and the Civil War and New York's North Country and the Civil War. SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Gift Shop.
Join us at the Hammond Museum's blacksmith shop for this special round table event!
The SLCHA Archives has recently released a downloadable finding aid for Civil War information
Cassidy Percoco, Collections Manager and CWRT Coordinator
The St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm, Friday noon to 8 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.