Past Programs/Events

Date Time Description
October 26,
2021
4:00pm–
6:00pm
The League of Women Voters of the North Country invites interested members of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association to participate in a Reading & Discussion Group: James Baldwin's America through a grant from Humanities NYS. The group will meet on five consecutive Tuesday afternoons beginning October 19 and ending November 16.
Meetings will be held upstairs at the Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh.
The group facilitator is Susan Kelley. Please contact Susan by email or phone to register for the five-week reading & discussion group: skelleysnow8@live.com or 518-563-7675. Attendance is limited, and participants must be vaccinated and wear masks. Books will be provided!
October 19,
2021
4:00pm–
6:00pm
The League of Women Voters of the North Country invites interested members of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association to participate in a Reading & Discussion Group: James Baldwin's America through a grant from Humanities NYS. The group will meet on five consecutive Tuesday afternoons beginning October 19 and ending November 16.
Meetings will be held upstairs at the Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh.
The group facilitator is Susan Kelley. Please contact Susan by email or phone to register for the five-week reading & discussion group: skelleysnow8@live.com or 518-563-7675. Attendance is limited, and participants must be vaccinated and wear masks. Books will be provided!
October 17,
2021
2:00pm St. Lawrence County Historical Association Civil War Round Table: "The 'Train Man'" by Kenny Friedel. Civil War railroad activities in the North Country and beyond.
Virtual via Zoom.
RSVP by October 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm: email events@slcha.org to request Zoom link.
See flyer for more information.
September 19,
2021
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 events@slcha.org with attendance choice.
See flyer for more information.
September 18,
2021
2:00pm–
4:00pm
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,
2021
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,
2021
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,
2021
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,
2021
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,
2021
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.