Museum open part-time and by appointment for the 2021 season.
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Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
July 21 7:00pm This program explores the incredible variety of historic bridges that are found in the region. These include: stone arch bridges in Keeseville and Ticonderoga; covered bridges in Jay and Edinburg; iron trusses over the AuSable, Hudson, Saranac, Raquette, Moose, and Sacandaga Rivers; reinforced concrete, stone-faced spans in Keene, Piercefield, and Black Brook; and the marvelous steel arch bridge over AuSable Chasm. As bridges are among our most endangered historic resources, the program also looks at successful strategies for preserving these regional treasures.
Keeseville Fire Department, 8 Pleasant Street, Keeseville.
See flyer for more information.
July 13 6:30pm "Isaac Johnson: Slave, Soldier, Quarryman, Master Mason, Contractor" by Cornel "Corky" Reinhart, Retired Director, University Without Walls Program, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs.
Plattsburgh House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, Plattsburgh.
Free and open to the public. Email or call 518-561-0340. See press release for more information.
June 19 9:30am–
Tours will begin at the St. Augustine's Church Cemetery in Peru with hosts John and Jean Ryan.
At 10:30 am, the tour will move to the Old Peru Cemetery, and then to the God's Acre Cemetery at 11:30 am.
After a lunch break at the Quaker Cemetery on Union Road in the Town of Ausable, we will tour the cemetery.
Handouts will include site guides, brief cemetery histories, and instructions on how to safely clean cemetery stones.
Obituaries will be posted near some cemetery stones.
The cost is $15 per person, and includes lunch and handouts.
NYS COVID safety requirements will be respected.
To register for the tour, please call the Clinton County Historical Museum at 518-561-0340 or email
See flyer for more information.
May 19 7:00pm–
John Brown Lives! present Virtual Author Talk: "A Prison in the Woods: Environment and Incarceration in the North Country" with author Dr. C. Jefferson Hall Jr.
Visit John Brown Lives! and see flyer for more information.
Register in advance for this free webinar.
May 15 10:00am–
The Anderson Falls Heritage Society warmly invites the public to attend the unveiling of a new historic roadside marker honoring Matthew Adgate.
Ausable Chasm Cemetery on Chasm Road near the intersection with State Route 9.
See press release for more information.
February 27 3:30pm In honor of African American history month: The Rufus Harley foundation and family invites you to attend a Facebook live documentary titled "Who is Rufus Harley." A 33-minute film documentary about the world's first jazz bagpipe musician. Sign up and watch via Facebook. The screening is free to the public.
See flyer for more information.
February 1 11:00am ABANDONED: The Untold Story of the Orphan Trains presented by Michael Keene.
This story will be told through the use of archival photographs, original music, and narration and will be featured on "YouTube Premier." Think Ken Burns and that's the documentary style he strives for.
Visit to register. Cost is $25 (includes replays).
See flyer for more information.
January 18 1:00pm With the pandemic, many celebrations of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are on hold. A group in Plattsburgh that hosts the yearly MLK Commemoration on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus wanted their celebration to go on, so they teamed up with Mountain Lake PBS to produce a virtual celebration, featuring speakers and musicians, paying tribute to Dr. King. Watch on the Mountain Lake PBS website.
December 1,
11:00am Michael Keene, author and frequent guest speaker at many New York State historical societies and public libraries, has produced an unique online program based on his book, Madhouse: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th century New York.
The program will be told through the use of archival photographs, narration, and original music and will be available on YouTube Premier.
The program is free but registration is required. In order to register, visit
See flyer for more information.
November 14,
4:00pm You are invited to the 15th Annual Meeting of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association November 14 on Zoom.
This year our presenters will be Ethan Depo and Nicole Hylton Patterson. Ethan was the NCUGRHA education consultant and prepared online lesson plans, which can be used by our schools. Nicole is the 1st Adirondack Diversity Initiative's director.
Please invite your family members to join you, but be mindful of social distancing! Looking forward to seeing you.
See flyer for more information.