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

Date Time Description
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–
3:00pm
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–
12:00pm
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 director@clintoncountyhistorical.org or call 518-561-0340. See press release for more information.
June 19 9:30am–
2:30pm
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 director@clintoncountyhistorical.org.
See flyer for more information.
May 19 7:00pm–
8:30pm
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–
10:30am
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 michaeltkeene.com/registration/ to register. Cost is $25 (includes replays).
See flyer for more information.