New Main Gallery Exhibits

New exhibits at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association feature rarely seen items from the permanent collection. Sounds of the Past features local drummer boy David Lyon's drum from the Civil War, in addition to, instruments used to provide sound effects for silent films in the early days of The American. Also on display are old toys and games, dolls, folk art animal carvings, miniatures, and curious devices like a magic lantern, and an early image projector. Visitors to the museum can also marvel at larger objects like an 1890 wooden bicycle and a Victorian-era baby carriage.

Campaign For the People of St Lawrence County

In February of 2019, the SLCHA Board of Trustees launched the Campaign for the People of St. Lawrence County, a three-year, $500,000 fund drive to increase our internal endowment, ensuring our long-term financial survivability. Due to the challenges presented by the COVID pandemic, the Board of Trustees opted to reduce the goal to $350,000 and extend the campaign for another year, or until December 2022.

We are pleased to announce that as of July 2022, we have reached the Campaign goal with donations received of $355,763! More information…

Revisiting Mystery Photos from the Past

These mystery photos from our archives appeared in recent issues of the Quarterly. Visit the Mystery Photos page

Composite image composed of several unidentified images

Our previous mystery photo, from Volume LXIV Number 2 has been identified!

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is pleased to offer finding aids to its Family Files and Published Genealogies.

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The St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) is a not-for-profit membership organization and museum which serves as an educational resource for the use and benefit of the citizens of St Lawrence County and others interested in the County's history and traditions. The Association collects and preserves archival material and artifacts pertinent to the County's history. In cooperation and collaboration with other local organizations, the Association promotes an understanding of and appreciation for the County's rich history through publications, exhibits, and programs. The SLCHA operates within museum standards established by the American Alliance of Museums.

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SLCHA is a member of the St Lawrence International Partnership, a group of museums along the St Lawrence River in the US and Canada.

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The Silas Wright House Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums


This website is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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