Museums in St. Lawrence County

Canton

Canton Town & Village Collection

Second Floor of the Canton Municipal Building, Main Street, Canton, NY 13617

Weekdays 8-9am, Noon-1pm and 4-5pm

Linda Casserly, Town & Village Historian, 315/386-1633

A mini-museum with town/village archives, photographs, maps/artifacts

Silas Wright Museum

SEE ALSO

St. Lawrence County Historical Society

Information, Hours, Entrance Fee

St. Lawrence County Historians

St. Lawrence County Historical Society Gift Shop

3 East Main Street, Canton, NY 13617-0008

315/386-8133

Permanent and rotating exhibits; museum and archives open Noon-4pm Tues-Thurs & Sat, Noon-8pm Fri.

Museum Admission is Free; Archives admission $5 / $2 for students.

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Chippewa Bay

Singer Castle

On Dark Island in the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence Seaway, accessible by boat.

877/327-5475

Hourly Boat Tours and Chartered Group Tours are offered in summer

From Alexandria Bay by Uncle Sam Boat Tours, 877/253-9229

From Chippewa Bay by Schermerhorn Harbor Shuttle, 315/324-5966

From Morristown by Morristown Tour Boat Lines aboard the Morrisania, 315/375-8213

Frederick G. Bourne of New York City, a contemporary of George Boldt, had this castle built as a hunting retreat for his family.  Italian stonecutters cut granite to shape this 3-story, 28-room castle with a 5-story clock tower and elaborate boathouse.

Colton

Colton Historical Society and Museum

Main Street, across from the town hall

Open by appointment; call 315/262-2524

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DeKalb Junction

Old Meeting House Museum

696 East DeKalb Road, DeKalb Junction, NY

315/347-1900 or 347-2178

Wed 12:30-4pm, Thurs 9:30am-12:30pm and by appointment

Gouverneur

Gouverneur Museum

30 Church Street, Gouverneur, NY

315/287-3193

Open Wed & Sat 1-3pm / Free admission

Museum houses artifacts, scrapbooks and mineral specimens from the Gouverneur area

Hammond

Hammond Museum

Main Street (NYS Highway 37), Hammond, NY

315/324-5208

Open 2-4pm Tues & 10am-4pm Sat during May-mid-Sept

Hopkinton

Hopkinton Town Museum

7 Church Street, Nicholville, NY

315/328-4113

Sundays 1-3pm July-Aug

Adirondack history

Madrid

St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum

At the former Goolden-Mann Farm on  State Hwy 345, Madrid, NY

Antique Engine & Spring Planting Exhibition, June 12-13, 2010

Old Fashioned Harvest Days, September 4-5, 2010

Walker House Museum

191 County Route 31, Madrid, NY

315/322-0605

Open 10am-2pm the second and fourth Saturday of the month June-Oct

Operated by Madrid Historical Society

Massena

Hawkins Point Visitors Center

Barnhart Island, Massena, NY

315/764-0226, ext 302

Summer Hours:  9am-7pm Daily

Winter Hours: 9am-5pm Weekdays, Closed Weekends

Operated by New York Power Authority, state-of-the-art exhibits, interactive displays, hands-on learning about energy, electricity and the North Country, and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project

Massena Museum

200 East Orvis Street, Massena, NY

315/769-8571

Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Exhibits include general store, doctor’s office, early street lights, musical instruments, etc.

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Morristown

Gateway Museum

Showcases life along the St. Lawrence River, as well as memorabilia and information about Singer Castle.

315/375-4910

Hours: Wednesdays Noon-2pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm

Norfolk

Norfolk Town Historical Museum

42 1/2 West Main Street, Norfolk, NY     13667

315/384-3136 or 384-4575

Open Tues & Thurs Noon-5pm

Leon H. Burnap, Director/Curator and Town Historian      lpburnap@verizon.net

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Norwood

Norwood Historical Association and Museum

39 North Main Street, Norwood, NY     13668

315/353-2751, Bopreys: 353-9943, or Laura LaComb: 353-2537

Open Tues & Thurs 2-4pm May-Oct

Victorian-era rooms, railroad, firefighting and school memorabilia

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Norwood Historian

7 Cottage Street, Norwood, NY     13668

315/353-8879

Chuck Morgan, Historian

Ogdensburg

Frederic Remington Art Museum

303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY   13669

315/393-2425

Hours:  Oct 15-May 15 Wed-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm; May 15-Oct 15 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm

Dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington

FACEBOOK

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Ogdensburg Diocese Archives

622 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY     13669

315/393-2920

9am-4:30pm weekdays during summer; closes at 4pm

Parishville

Parishville Museum

East Main Street

315/265-7619

Open 1-3pm Tues & Thurs July-Aug, Open weekends by appointment

Thirteen rooms in 19th century style

Pierrepont

Pierrepont Museum

5893 County Route 24, Pierrepont, NY

Open second Wed & fourth Sat of each month during summer

Potsdam

Potsdam Public Museum

Civic Center, 2 Park Street, Potsdam, NY   13676

315/265-6910

Open Noon-6pm Wed & Fri-Sat, Noon-8pm Thurs

Admission Free

Permanent and featured exhibits on local history and decorative arts

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Sunfeather Soap Factory Tours

1551 NYS Highway 72, Potsdam, NY just outside of Parishville

315/265-3648

Tours by appointment

Watch soapmakers using age-old techniques to combine oils and fragrances into soaps and personal care products; gift shop

Rensselaer Falls

Oswegatchie River House Museum

Rensselaer Falls, NY

315/344-7247     Priscilla A.T. Hartman

Open 10am-3pm Sat-Sun June-Oct or by appointment

St. Lawrence County

Northern New York Library Network

Directory of Archival and Historical Document Collections

6721 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY   13676

315/265-1119 (Local) or 877/833-1674 (Toll-free)

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Waddington

Moore Museum

Main Street, Waddington, NY     13694

315/388-5967 or 388-5655 (summer months only)

Museum & Historian’s Office at 79 St. Lawrence Avenue open during summer; between October and April, historian may be emailed at wadhist@northnet.org

400 family histories and about 50 house histories available for research in conjunction with Waddington Historical Society; also memorabilia from Waddington history and diorama that shows what happened to land during construction of St. Lawrence Seaway Power Project

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Winthrop

Stockholm Historical Center/Museum

In the Municipal Building, Winthrop, NY

315/389-5171

6-8pm Tues, June-Aug

A Hidden Meadow Inn Favorite

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