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History Hustle 5K

Hustle over to the History Hustle 5K! Get some exercise, learn some tidbits of local history, and support the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the History Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, October 15th at the Remington Recreation Trail (at the Partridge Run Golf Course) in Canton. Registration will begin at 8:00 am on October 15th, with walkers starting at 8:30 am and runners at 9:00 am.

Pre-registration fees for the History Hustle are $18.02 for adults and $9 for kids under 12. Fees must be received by October 1st to guarantee a t-shirt. Late entries (received after October 1st) and day-of-race registration fees are $22 for adults and $11 for kids, and will not include a t-shirt. Extra t-shirts may be purchased at the race for $10 each, subject to availability. Download the registration forms here or get one in person at the SLCHA in Canton.

Votes for Women

Alice Riggs Hunt

Alice Riggs Hunt

From the collection of the University of Waterloo Library, from Wikimedia Commons

In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with the St Lawrence County Historical Association to offer Votes for Women, a monthly reading and discussion series that runs from September 10th thru December 17th. The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required. For more information about the series dates and acquiring books, please contact Bryan Thompson, coordinator, at 315 / 347-2178 or by email or the Historical Association at 315 / 386-8133 or by email.


World War I Articles and Information Wanted for SLCHA’s Quarterly Journal

US Doughboy and Canadian 'Kiltie'

U.S. soldier & Canadian "Kiltie"

Library of Congress

August 2014 marked the centennial of the outbreak of World War I and the Historical Association wants to recognize the local contributions to the war effort as well as its impact on local families. The SLCHA’s publication committee invites readers to submit articles or materials showing St Lawrence County residents’ involvement in World War I. News clippings, letters home, photos, and other documents can be carefully copied and the original materials returned to their lenders. If you think you may have something useful, contact County Historian Sue Longshore.

The Quarterly, published by the St Lawrence County Historical Association, is currently wrapping up its sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War this year. The cover of the December 2015 issue displays a young man in a Civil War uniform… or is it? Some clever research has answered questions about the photo, but more remain.


Contrary to what is printed in the newsletter, Frank Schwartz is not dead. We received mistaken information from the Post Office. Frank is alive and well at 90 years, and is concerned that some of his friends would mistakenly think him dead.

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