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Brown Bag Lunch

  • Thursday, October 19 - Share Memories of the 1940 War Maneuvers

    Do you remember the US Army Maneuvers that were held around the North County in the summer of 1940? Curious to learn more about this local event which helped to prepare American troops for entering the war in Europe? Join us at noon on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the St Lawrence County Historical Association to hear from a panel of local residents recalling their experiences during the 1940 Maneuvers and share your own story too!

  • Thursday, November 16 - Railroads of St. Lawrence County

     Retired SUNY Potsdam history professor Art Johnson, speaker.

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.

"The Way of an Indian", illustration by Frederic Remington

The Cavalry Camp Near Canton – St Lawrence Co Army Maneuvers, 1940

Postcard image from 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.