Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
September 21 7:00pm Speaker Mark Barie will discuss his latest novel, The Commodore and the Powder Monkey, about a young girl, disguised as a boy, on Commodore McDonough's flag ship during the War of 1812. As a result of writing this book, Mark has assembled this presentation.
Keeseville Fire Department, 8 Pleasant Street, Keeseville, New York.
Sponsored by the Anderson Falls Heritage Society. See flyer for information.
September 10 1:00pm–
4:00pm
James Lancel McElhinney, author of the Sketchbook Traveler book series, will teach the concepts and techniques behind topographical watercolor landscape painting that were practice by Thomas Davies, Thomas Pownall, and other British military officers who documented the terrain of Crown colonies along the Atlantic seaboard.
Crown Point State Historic Site, 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY
No prior training required. Adults 18 years + are welcome. Some materials will be provided.
Register at Needlewatcher Marketplace.
Visit the Crown Point State Historic Site website for more information.
September 1 7:00pm When the c. 1851 Presbyterian Church (later Congregational and now Masonic Lodge) was constructed, a large bell was purchased from Andrew Meneely and Son of West Troy, New York. A clock from the firm of Austin Van Riper of Cazenovia, New York, was installed in the new church in 1852. This program will review the history of both the Meneely bell and the Van Riper town clock companies and the Keeseville clock and bell.
Masonic Lodge #149, 1746 Main Street, Keeseville, NY.
Presented by Anderson Falls Heritage Society and Au Sable River Lodge #149 F. & A.M.
See flyer for more information.
August 26 12:00pm–
2:00pm
The Clinton County Historical Association, the League of Women Voters of the North Country, and the North County Underground Railroad Historical Association are joining together to commemorate Women's Equality Day with a program on "Suffrage, racism and the challenges for the right to vote after 1920." The right to vote is still with us today. Bring your voice, ideas, and concerns and participate in celebrating equality for all women.
Ausable Chasm Pavilion, Ausable Chasm, NY.
Free and open to the public; please bring your lunch and a chair. Water will be provided.
See press release for more information.
August 22 10:00am–
4:00pm
The Babbie Museum will host Treasures in a Trunk. Enjoy our museum exhibits and demonstrations. Visit the animals, ride the stagecoach and Thomas the Train. Look for treasures in our Treasures in a Trunk event.
Bidding for the Annual History Matters Online Silent Auction starts 8/18/2022 at 8am and concludes 8/21/2022 at 4pm. Items can be viewed online prior to start of bidding and will be on display at the Babbie Museum, 250 River Road, Peru, NY.
To bid, credit card info will need to be entered in a 100% secure online platform.
Visit the Auction site or the Babbie Museum website for more information.
August 21 10:00am–
4:00pm
The Babbie Museum will host Treasures in a Trunk. Enjoy our museum exhibits and demonstrations. Visit the animals, ride the stagecoach and Thomas the Train. Look for treasures in our Treasures in a Trunk event.
Bidding for the Annual History Matters Online Silent Auction starts 8/18/2022 at 8am and concludes 8/21/2022 at 4pm. Items can be viewed online prior to start of bidding and will be on display at the Babbie Museum, 250 River Road, Peru, NY.
To bid, credit card info will need to be entered in a 100% secure online platform.
Visit the Auction site or the Babbie Museum website for more information.
August 17 7:00pm Speakers Zoanne and Rich Schnell will discuss longtime Keeseville resident, movie pioneer, and Keystone Comedies founder, Adam Kessel.
Keeseville Fire Department, 8 Pleasant Street, Keeseville, New York.
Sponsored by the Anderson Falls Heritage Society. See flyer for information.
August 13 1:00pm–
4:00pm
James Lancel McElhinney, author of the Sketchbook Traveler book series, will teach the concepts and techniques behind topographical watercolor landscape painting that were practice by Thomas Davies, Thomas Pownall, and other British military officers who documented the terrain of Crown colonies along the Atlantic seaboard.
Crown Point State Historic Site, 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY
No prior training required. Adults 18 years + are welcome. Some materials will be provided.
Register at Needlewatcher Marketplace.
Visit the Crown Point State Historic Site website for more information.
August 6 9:00am–
5:00pm
French & Indian War Encampment at Crown Point State Historic Site, 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY.
Gates open at 9:30 am, battle demonstrations at 11 am and 2 pm, museum open 11:30 am to 2 pm.
Food vendors will be available for lunch and ice cream thanks to Crab Shack and Mr. Ding-A-Ling.
Entrance fee: $5 per car
Visit the Crown Point State Historic Site website for more information.
July 24 10:00am–
3:00pm
AdkAction Keeseville Community Arts Festival Day 3: Plein Air Show & Sale (1719 Block Gallery, Free).
Visit AdkAction website or see flyer for more information.