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.
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…
Our previous mystery photo, from Volume LXIV Number 2 has been identified!
Friends of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association
SLCHA has recently revised its sponsorship levels. Please consider us in your giving plans.
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.