Museum open part-time and by appointment for the 2021 season.
Visit the Museum page for more information.

Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
September 19 2:00pm St. Lawrence County Historical Association Civil War Round Table 2021: "Why the Navy in the Civil War?" by Ron Day. Learn about life in the navy, training to get there, assignments, ship board life, and various jobs. Ron will also compare the civil war period with his life in the navy.
SLCHA, 3 East Main Street, Canton, New York (20 seats available, mask required); also virtual via Zoom.
RSVP by September 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm: email with attendance choice.
See flyer for more information.
September 18 2:00pm–
Tenth Anniversary Celebration of The North Star Underground Railroad Museum. Speakers, entertainment, refreshments. Free and open to the public.
1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, New York
Wearing a mask in the event tent is strongly encouraged, and is required inside the museum. Free masks are available for your convenience.
September 15 7:00pm Chris Sabick will discuss the history of Schuyler Island and the underwater archeological research that has taken place around the island with particular focus on the role that the island played in the American Revolution and the Battle of Valcour Island.
Keeseville Fire Department, 8 Pleasant Street, Keeseville, New York.
Sponsored by the Anderson Falls Heritage Society. See flyer for more information.
August 18 7:00pm This is the story of successes and failures and of persistence and dedication which resulted in New York State being the 13th state to provide full suffrage for women and leading the way for the passage of the 19th Amendment which was officially adopted on August 26, 1920.
Guest speaker: Helen Nerska.
Keeseville Fire Department, 8 Pleasant Street, Keeseville, New York.
Sponsored by the Anderson Falls Heritage Society and the Clinton County Historical Association. See flyer for more information.
July 31 1:00pm–
Meet three African American Women—Ida Wells, Portia Backiston, Helen Appo—who were strong leaders. Learn how the Mohawk women inspired the suffrage movement.
North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Ausable Chasm Pavilion
See flyer or visit Champlain Valley Women for more information.
July 31 10:00am–
Meet Susan B. Anthony and local suffragist heroes. Exhibits will tell the suffrage story.
Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh
See flyer or visit Champlain Valley Women for more information.
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.