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Brown Bag Lunch

  • Thursday, November 15 - Early Industry on Falls Island (Canton)

    All who are familiar with Canton are aware of the Main Street bridge, and have probably crossed it. But not all have an understanding of the industrial developments on the nearby islands. Lance Rudiger will share details on the early industry on Falls Island as well as the present industry. Learn more during the St Lawrence County Historical Association’s Brown Bag Lunch program at noon on Thursday, November 15.

The SLCHA Brown Bag Lunch program is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch; dessert and beverages will be provided.

The Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch Series is a popular lunch time lecture series dedicated to the memory of Patricia Harrington Carson, who founded the series during her 24 years as a Trustee of the St Lawrence County Historical Association. Pat Carson was active on numerous SLCHA Committees, and was an article writer and an issue editor of the SLCHA’s history journal The Quarterly.

YouTube: Art Johnson talks about railroads, November 16, 2017

Sherman's Mill on Falls Island, Canton NY

Sherwin’s Flour, Feed, and Farm Seed Mill on Falls Island, ca. 1890

From the SLCHA Archives

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.