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Past Events - Clinton County Historical Association
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A look at our events past. We are a historical association so it would only be fitting that we keep this index of memories past.

Past Event Listing
Event Name Description Date
Women's Equality Day Forum

The public is invited to join the League of Women Voters of the North Country and Clinton County Historical Association members to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

8/26/20, 4:00 AM - 8/26/20, 5:00 AM
Street Drive - Cancelled

CCHA has cancelled its street drive planned for September 5. Safety concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing are the reason for the cancellation.

9/5/20, 10:00 AM - 9/5/20, 3:00 PM
75th Anniversary Celebration

Founded in 1945, the Clinton County Historical Association is planning to celebrate its 75th Anniversary at our November Annual Meeting.

11/11/20, 3:00 AM - 11/11/20, 6:00 PM
Dr. William Beaumont Presentation

An overview of the life of Plattsburgh’s medical pioneer, Dr. William Beaumont, will be presented by Dr. Paolo Fedi, May 17th, 6:30 pm, at the MHAB Life Skills Campus, 14 Dormitory Drive, Plattsburgh (off New York Road, then Idaho Avenue).

5/17/21, 6:30 PM - 5/17/21, 8:30 PM
Plattsburgh's Industries at the Turn of the Century

A photo array of Plattsburgh's Industries at the Turn of the Century by Dick Soper and Helen Nerska will be on display at the Clinton County Government Center on Margaret Street in Plattsburgh.

6/1/21, 8:00 AM - 6/30/21, 4:00 PM
Bridge Street Bridge Dedication Presentation

The dedication of the Stone Arch Bridge on Bridge Street in Plattsburgh in 1930 was attended by over 5,000 people. Join Roger Black at the MHAB Life Skills Campus on Thursday, June 17th for a 6:30 pm for a talk about the bridge, the downtown area and to view photos of the event.

6/17/21, 6:30 PM - 6/17/21, 8:00 PM
Cemetery Tour of the Town of Peru

Volunteers will give a Cemetery  Tour of the Town of Peru including the histories of three cemeteries in the village and the Quaker cemetery. Lunch will be included. $15 for CCHA members. $20 for non-members  Register at 518-561-0340.

6/19/21, 9:30 AM - 6/19/21, 2:30 PM
Walking Tour of U.S. Oval on Old Base

Learn about the history of the Plattsburgh Barracks Army Base and the buildings around the old Parade Ground with Clinton County Historical Association Museum Director Helen Nerska.  Meet at the CCHA Museum starting at 10 a.m., July 3.

7/3/21, 10:00 AM - 7/3/21, 11:30 AM
Summer Sundays at The Bluff Point Lighthouse

The public is invited to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island each Sunday in July and August beginning July 4th. Transportation to the Lighthouse is the responsibility of the individual. Guided tours of the lighthouse are provided, and visitors will receive the Valcour Island Heritage Trail Guide.

7/4/21, 1:00 PM - 8/29/21, 3:00 PM
“Sunday on Valcour Island” featuring Tours of the Historic Bluff Point Lighthouse with additional historic island farm tours

The public is invited to join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the Peru Dock for the opportunity to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island.  Round trip transportation will be provided for $30 per person.

7/11/21, 9:30 AM - 7/11/21, 1:20 PM
Isaac Johnson: A Soldier, Quarryman, Master Mason

The Clinton County Historical Association will host the lecture “Isaac Johnson: Slave, Soldier, Quarryman, Master Mason, Contractor” by Cornel “Corky” Reinhart, on Tuesday, July 13th, in Plattsburgh. This lecture will begin at 6:30 pm, at the Plattsburgh House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, Plattsburg. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information email director@clintoncountyhistorical.org or call (518) 561-0340.

7/13/21, 6:30 PM - 7/13/21, 8:30 PM
Speaker Series: History of Education in Beekmantown

From One-Room Schoolhouses to the Largest District in Clinton County – James Sears and Dan Mannix. At the Learning Theater, Beekmantown Central School, 37 Eagle Way, West Chazy, NY 12992 - enter from the Haynes Road.

7/22/21, 7:00 PM - 7/22/21, 8:00 PM
The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour

Join us July 31st for The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour kick-off event at the Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue in Plattsburgh. The Auto Tour Commemoration opening event begins at 10 am at 98 Ohio Avenue Event details are available on the website champlainvalleywomen.com and on the Facebook page Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour. All events are free and open to the public.

7/31/21, 10:00 AM - 7/31/21, 12:00 PM
Speaker Series: Fantasy Kingdom and St. Armand’s Beach

By Alice Sample. At the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association and Friends of Point Au Roche State Park

8/5/21, 7:00 PM - 8/5/21, 8:00 PM
Guided Tours of The Old Base Oval

Join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Saturdays August 7, and August 28 for a narrated walking tour of the historic buildings surrounding the Old Base Oval in the City of Plattsburgh. Please register for a tour by calling 561-0340.  Tours are free but donations appreciated.

 

8/7/21, 10:00 AM - 8/28/21, 11:00 AM
Sunday on Valcour Island — Tours of the Historic Bluff Point Lighthouse

The public is invited to join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the Peru Dock for the opportunity to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island.  Round trip transportation will be provided for $30 per person.

8/8/21, 9:30 AM - 8/8/21, 1:20 PM
Point Au Roche and Ingraham Cemetery Tours

The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to sponsor a tour of two cemeteries on August 14th in recognition of the Town of Beekmantown Bicentennial Plus One Commemoration. The tours will be hosted by Carl Gonya and will begin at 9:30 am at the Point Au Roche Cemetery in Beekmantown and conclude at the Ingraham Cemetery in Chazy. 

8/14/21, 9:30 AM - 8/14/21, 2:00 PM
Relics of War — Artifacts of the War of 1812

On Monday, August 16, 6:30 pm at the Plattsburgh House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, Peter Sorrell, a Lyon Mountain native and area historian, will discuss his pursuit of War of 1812 artifacts through his metal detecting in the North Country. This presentation is free and open to the public.

8/16/21, 6:30 PM - 8/16/21, 8:00 PM
Speaker Series: Camps Red Wing and Red Cloud on Point Au Roche

With Mary Simmers. At the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association.

8/19/21, 7:00 PM - 8/19/21, 8:00 PM
Clinton County History Museum Opens!

The Clinton County Historical Association Museum at 98 Ohio Avenue, Old Base Museum Campus Commemorates the Battle of Plattsburgh With the Aikin Rifle Story, new exhibits, Arto Monaco’s historic diorama and Tours of the val. The museum will  open September 9th to 12th from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be tours of the Oval each day at 1:30 pm.

9/9/21, 10:00 AM - 9/9/21, 3:00 PM
Unveiling: Four Wayside Exhibits/Interpretative Panels

The Clinton County Historical Association invites you to attend an unveiling of four Wayside Exhibits/Interpretative Panels on the Museum lawn on Friday, 10 September at 3 p.m. In case of inclement weather, unveiling will be canceled due to space limitations inside the Museum.

9/10/21, 3:00 PM - 9/10/21, 4:00 PM
Speaker Series: The Story of Junior Plattsburgh on Point Au Roche

With Dr. Richard Frost at the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association.

9/23/21, 7:00 PM - 9/14/21, 8:00 PM
Speaker Series: "Junior Plattsburgh"

On September 23, 2021, at 7:00 PM, the Bicentennial Committee of the Town of Beekmantown will present The Story of “Junior Plattsburg” on Point Au Roche. Dr. Richard Frost, a retired physician and author of multiple historical columns and books, will tell the story of the camp, its purpose, and the activities conducted.

9/23/21, 7:00 PM - 9/23/21, 8:30 PM
Town of Clinton Cemetery Tour

The Clinton County Historical Association and Town of Clinton Historian Rebecca LeClair will be hosting a cemetery tour on October 2nd . The tour will start at 9:30 am at the original Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery at the intersection of Clinton Mills Rd and State Route 189, concluding at 1:30 with lunch at Dick’s Country Store.

10/2/21, 9:30 AM - 10/2/21, 1:30 PM
Speaker Series: The History of Farming in Beekmantown

With Dr. Rick Grant, Miner Institute. At the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Farm Bureau and the Clinton County Historical Association.

10/7/21, 7:00 PM - 10/7/21, 8:00 PM
New Exhibit: Prohibition Era (1920-1933)

The new exhibit Rum Across the Border Revisited, opening November 10th at the Clinton County Historical Association Museum, is like no other. Visitors will experience a Speakeasy complete with a Jazz band, a diorama that depicts a bootlegger’s trail complete with the Gulf in Mooers, a famous Rt 9 trail, a still operation and a miniature County speakeasy.  The exhibit is open 10 am to 3 pm, November 10 to 13 and November 17 to 20.

11/10/21, 10:00 AM - 11/20/21, 3:00 PM
Holiday Open House

Clinton County Historical Association Museum at 98 Ohio Avenue, Old Base Museum Campus, Plattsburgh 10 am to 3 pm, December 11th and 12th. CCHA houses the largest selection of Clinton County history books (new and used) for sale in the North Country. Special gift packages have been prepared for the museum shop and all exhibit rooms will be open.

12/11/21, 10:00 AM - 12/12/21, 3:00 PM
Commemorating the Fabulous Five

the League of Women Voters of the North Country and the Clinton County Historical Association are inviting members and the public to attend, via Zoom, a Women’s History Commemoration event highlighting the fabulous five women who fought for the right for women to vote in Clinton County.

3/24/22, 7:00 PM - 3/24/22, 7:00 PM
The Haudenosaunee Creation Story and Sculptures

On May 17th, 6:30 pm at the Lake Forest Senior Retirement Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Emily Kasennisaks Stacey will share The Haudenosaunee Creation Story and details about the Tsi ietsenhtha (Jee Yeh Jen Ta) Plattsburgh Art Project.

5/17/22, 6:31 PM - 5/17/22, 8:00 PM
Old Base Walking Tour

Clinton County Historical Association Presents: “A Tour of the Old Base Oval ” with CCHA Director Helen Nerska,  Saturday, May 28, 10:30 am.

5/28/22, 10:30 AM - 5/28/22, 12:00 PM
The History of the Perry Mills Frog Farm By Robert St.John: June 7th – 6:00 pm House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, Plattsburgh

The Clinton County Historical Association is proud to sponsor a presentation on one of the quirkier stories in Clinton County's business history, that of the Perry Mills Frog Farm as told by by Robert St.John, President of the Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society.

6/7/22, 6:00 PM - 6/7/22, 8:00 PM
Museum Days Weekend

The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) hosts the 13th Annual Museum Days Weekend throughout Clinton County June 18-19, 2022, inviting visitors and residents to explore the area’s wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural organizations. Free admission.

6/18/22, 10:00 AM - 6/19/22, 4:00 PM
"Summer Sundays at The Bluff Point Lighthouse" on Valcour Island

The public is invited to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island Sundays July 3, July 17, July 24 and July 31 from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Transportation to the lighthouse is the responsibility of the individual. Lighthouse exhibits include the history of Lake Champlain Lighthouses, Lake Champlain’s Military History, the 20th Century Camps on Valcour Island and the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper.

7/3/22, 1:00 PM - 7/31/22, 3:00 PM
Old Base Tour

Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Saturday July 16th at 10:30 am for a narrated walking tour of the historic buildings surrounding the Old Base Oval, in the City of Plattsburgh.

7/16/22, 10:30 AM - 7/16/22, 12:00 PM
Lozier Talk

Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) Tuesday July 19th at the Lake Forest
Senior Living Community, at 6:30 pm for The History of the Lozier Family and Company in Plattsburgh by Richard Soper.

7/19/22, 6:30 PM - 7/19/22, 8:00 PM
The Battlefield Memorial Gateway With Michael Cashman, Supervisor, Town of Plattsburgh

Clinton County Historical Association presents: The Battlefield Memorial Gateway With Michael Cashman, Supervisor, Town of Plattsburgh August 2nd – 6:00 pm at the House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, Plattsburgh.

8/2/22, 6:00 PM - 8/2/22, 8:00 PM
“Clinton County’s Civil War Soldiers”

The Clinton County Historical Association Announces “Clinton County’s Civil War Soldiers” Tuesday, August 9th, 6:30 pm at the Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh.

8/9/22, 6:30 PM - 8/9/22, 8:00 PM
Walking Tour of the Old Base Oval

Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Saturday August 13th at 10:30 am for a narrated walking tour of the historic buildings surrounding the Old Base Oval, in the City of Plattsburgh.

8/13/22, 10:30 AM - 8/13/22, 12:00 PM
Town of Clinton Cemetery Tour

The Clinton County Historical Association and Town of Clinton Historian Rebecca LeClair will be hosting a cemetery tour on August 20th and will last from 9:30 am to Noon. The tour will start at the original Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery at the intersection of Clinton Mills Rd and State Route 189, proceed to the second Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery and conclude at the Frontier Cemetery.
 

8/20/22, 9:30 AM - 8/20/22, 12:00 PM
Women’s Equality Day Commemoration

On August 26th women across the United States will be commemorating Women’s Equality Day Noon to 2 pm, August 26th Ausable Chasm Pavilion. This day was set aside in 1971 as an annual event to celebrate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26th, 1920, to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality and to commemorate the work and sacrifices made by women during the suffrage movement.
 

8/26/22, 12:00 PM - 8/26/22, 2:00 PM
Patriot Founders of Clinton County

At 6:00 pm, Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, researcher Desmond Meacham will share the stories of ten of the nearly 150 patriots of the Revolutionary War who founded different towns, villages, and hamlets in Clinton County. Questions and a discussion of this research will be welcomed. This event is free and open to the public.
 

9/6/22, 6:00 PM - 9/6/22, 8:00 PM
The Catholic Summer School of America in Cliff Haven 1896-1941

A Photo History of the Catholic Summer School in Cliff Haven, NY will be presented by Roger Black September 27 - 6:30 pm at the Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh. His talk on the history of CSSA from its establishment in 1896 until its last season in 1941 includes many photos of the unique cottages which housed up to 1,200 residents per week who went there for lectures, recreation and socializing.

9/27/22, 6:30 PM - 9/27/22, 7:45 PM
Entertainers of Clinton County - 1935 to 2000

Join us on October 4 th , 6:00 pm at the House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, with with Marco Mero for photos and remembrances of our favorite bands over the years and the bars they played in. Marco is a lifelong resident of Clinton County and has performed as a singer and musician since the early 1960’s. He is the author of 75 years of Music: The Bands of Clinton County New York.

10/4/22, 6:00 PM - 10/4/22, 8:00 PM
John McKenna’s Plattsburgh – 1975

In 1975 John McKenna, a local architect, took a series of photographs and slides of various commercial enterprises throughout streets in the City of Plattsburgh.  On November 22nd William D. Laundry and Helen Nerska of the Clinton County Historical Association will present a program at 6:45 pm to discuss his findings at Lake Forest Retirement Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh. During this walk down memory lane, you will revisit 1970's Plattsburgh with a unique tour from the Spinning Wheel to the Chez! The presentation will share many of his pictures of storefronts with slides of various architectural details.

11/22/22, 6:45 PM - 11/22/22, 8:00 PM
Holiday Open House

Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) at 98 Ohio Avenue in Plattsburgh on Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th from 10 am to 3 pm each day for special discounted and free holiday gift offerings.

12/10/22, 10:00 AM - 12/11/22, 3:00 PM
Camps on Valcour Island

Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) and the Lake Forest Senior Retirement Community on Tuesday, January 31, at 6:45 p.m, for Roger Harwood’s presentation on the early 20 th Century life on Valcour Island.

1/31/23, 6:45 PM - 1/31/23, 8:00 PM
Redford Glass Presentation

There will be a presentation on “Redford Glass Uncovered” on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 6:45 pm at the Lake Forest Senior Living Retirement Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12903. Admission is Free.
 

2/21/23, 6:45 PM - 2/21/23, 8:00 PM
Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel

Clinton County Historical Association and the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel present: Lest We Forget – The Story of the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel with Kate Chilton and Helen Nerska April 18 - 6:45 pm Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

4/18/23, 6:45 PM - 4/18/23, 8:00 PM
John McKenna's Plattsburgh - 1975

A presentation with William D. Laundry and Helen Allen Nerska will be offered at Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh: 5 pm, Tuesday April 25, 2023. In 1975 architect John McKenna took a series of photographs and slides of various commercial enterprises throughout streets in the City of Plattsburgh. His efforts provide an opportunity for us to revisit a period of time in the City’s history that many will remember with a unique tour using many pictures of long-gone storefronts,

4/25/23, 5:00 PM - 4/25/23, 7:00 PM
Amazing Stories of the Women of the Delord House

The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to announce the following event in the month of May. May 16 – 6:45 pm, Amazing Stories of the Women of the Delord House, with Pat Loughan, sharing photos and little-known facts about their lives and legacies. Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest, 6:45 pm. Doors open at 6:30. For more information contact: Helen Nerska Director Clinton County Historical Association. 518-561-0340.

5/16/23, 6:45 PM - 5/16/23, 7:30 PM
Tour of the Perry Mills Frog Farm

The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to announce the following event in the month of May: May 20 – 10 am to 1 pm, Tour of the Perry Mills Frog Farm with Robert St. John leading a walking tour with a history narrative. 145 Perry Mills Rd. Champlain, NY. Register by calling 518-561-0340.

5/20/23, 10:00 AM - 5/20/23, 1:00 PM
Redford Glass Uncovered - Rescheduled

Rescheduled to a later date - The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to announce the following event in the month of May: May 23 - 2:30 pm, Redford Glass Uncovered with Helen Nerska. Photos and the history of Redford’s famous glassworks. The Orchards, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave., Plattsburgh. For more information contact: Helen Nerska Director Clinton County Historical Association. 518-561-0340 

5/23/23, 2:30 PM - 5/23/23, 3:30 PM
Walking Tour of the Old Base Oval

The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to announce the following event in the month of May: May 27 – 10:30 am, Walking Tour of the Old Base Oval with the special opportunities to see the inside of an Officer’s quarters and the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel. Begins at 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh. For more information contact: Helen Nerska Director Clinton County Historical Association. 518-561-0340.

5/27/23, 10:30 AM - 5/27/23, 12:30 PM
Downtown Plattsburgh - Yesterday and Today

June 6, 2:30 pm, Downtown Plattsburgh with Bill Laundry, The Grand Room, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave, Plattsburgh. In 1975 architect John McKenna took a series of photographs and slides of various commercial enterprises throughout streets in the City of Plattsburgh. His efforts provide an opportunity for us to revisit a period of time in the City’s history that many will remember with this unique tour using many pictures of long-gone storefronts, including some bonus pictures from the CCHA collection. Bill Laundry is a member of the Clinton County Historical Association Board of Directors and currently serves as its Treasurer. He is a native of Black Brook and a lifelong student of history. Free and open to the public.

6/6/23, 2:30 PM - 6/6/23, 6:00 PM
Women's Suffrage Trivia Challenge

June 6, 6:45 pm, Women’s Suffrage Trivia Challenge with Suzy Johnson, Helen Nerska and Diana Wardell, Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh, NY.  Test yourself on some little-known facts and some well-known facts about the fight for woman suffrage and win a prize. Presenters are League of Women Voters of the North Country, Co-President Diana Wardell, Co-President Helen Nerska and Co-chair of Voter Services Suzy Johnson. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

6/6/23, 6:45 PM - 6/6/23, 8:45 PM
The Life of Suffragist Inez Milholland

June 16, 12:30 pm, The Life of Suffragist Inez Milholland with Helen Nerska, Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh.   Inez Milholland, buried in Lewis, New York, was a nationally respected suffragist who eventually gave her life for the movement she so believed in. She may be best known for leading the historic 1913 Washington, DC, suffrage parade on a white horse, but there is much more to her activism and support of the suffragist movement. Her story is introduced with a 15-minute video, “Forward Into the Light”.  In 1912, Milholland spoke in Plattsburgh. Her father and sister also worked to help persuade Clinton County voters to approve a 1917 change to the New York State Constitution that allowed women to vote. Free and open to the public

6/16/23, 12:30 PM - 6/16/23, 3:00 PM
Explore Historic Clinton County during "Museum Days"

Come visit Historic Clinton County during the 14 th Annual Adirondack Coast Museum Days Weekend 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 2023. Free Admission.

The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) hosts the 14 th Annual Museum Days Weekend throughout Clinton County June 17-18, 2023, inviting visitors and residents to “be a tourist in your own backyard” and explore the area’s wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural organizations. For two days from 10 am to 4 pm (with some exceptions as noted), participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more.

6/17/23, 10:00 AM - 6/18/23, 4:00 PM
“Summer Sundays at The Bluff Point Lighthouse”

The public is invited to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island each Sunday in July and August beginning July 2nd.  Transportation to the Lighthouse is the responsibility of the individual. Guided tours of the lighthouse are provided, and visitors will receive the Valcour Island Heritage Trail Guide.  The Lighthouse will be open from 1pm to 3pm each Sunday. Tours are free, and donations are appreciated.

6/19/23, 1:00 PM - 8/27/23, 5:00 PM
The History of the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel

June 20, 2:30 pm, The History of the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel with Kate Chilton and Helen Nerska, The Orchards, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave, Plattsburgh. The Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel is described by many as the most beautiful building on the Old Base. Former Base Chaplain Major George Mennen described it as “the most beautiful chapel of my military career.” The chapel holds a unique story of its own in the history of military posts at the time and in the Plattsburgh community. Free and open to the public.

6/20/23, 2:30 PM - 6/20/23, 5:00 PM
Black Brook History Day

June 24 – 9:30 am to 1 pm - Black Brook History Day – cemetery tours and history reviews with historian Sharron Hewston and special guest Nelson Disco. The tour begins at the Fairview Cemetery in the Hamlet of Ausable Forks and ends at the General Store (formerly St. Mathew’s Church) on 781 Silver Lake Road, Ausable Forks. Stops will include the Black Brook Cemetery and the Black Brook Roman Catholic Cemetery. Maps will be provided. Register by calling 518-561-0340 or email director@clintoncountyhistorical.org. Free and open to the public.

6/24/23, 9:30 AM - 6/24/23, 1:00 PM
Sunday, July 9, on Valcour Island — Transportation Available

The public is invited to join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at the Peru Dock for the opportunity to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island.  Round trip transportation will be provided for $30 per person.  The fee will include a trail guide and George Clifford's book on Lake Champlain Lighthouses. Special Lighthouse T-Shirts will also be on sale that day. 

7/9/23, 9:30 AM - 7/9/23, 12:20 PM
Presentation on The Life of Medical Pioneer William Beaumont

A talk will be given on The Life of Medical Pioneer William Beaumont at 2:30 pm, July 20th, in The Grand Room at Meadowbrook Healthcare. The Clinton County Historical Association welcomes the public to the  presentation on the life of Clinton County’s medical pioneer by Dr. Paolo Fedi, at Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave, Plattsburgh.

7/20/23, 2:30 PM - 7/20/23, 4:00 PM
History of the Lozier Company and Family

A presentation by Dick Soper on the History of the Lozier Company and Family in Plattsburgh will be given on July 21, 12:30 pm at the Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh. Hear the story of the history of the Lozier family and the Lozier Company in Plattsburgh with rarely seen photos of the family and company operations.

7/21/23, 12:30 PM - 7/21/23, 2:00 PM
Peru Church History Tour

Peru Church History Tour — See the Churches and Hear their Histories.  July 22, 9 :30am to 1:00pm.  Join the Clinton County Historical Association’s driving tour of Peru churches. Four churches will be visited – St. Augustine’s, the Peru Community Church, the Harkness United Methodist Church and St Patrick’s Oratory and Mother Cabrini Shrine. The tour includes visits into each church and histories of the church. Call 518-561-0340 to register. Maps will be provided. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the Oratory's park overlooking the Champlain Valley.

7/22/23, 9:30 AM - 7/22/23, 1:00 PM
People of Color in Lake Champlain's North Country

A talk will be offered on People of Color in Lake Champlain's North Country By Jacqueline Madison President, North County Underground Railroad Historical Association on July 25th – 6:45 pm at the Lake Forest Senior Retirement Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh.

7/25/23, 6:45 PM - 7/25/23, 8:00 PM
Walking Tour of the Old Base Oval

Join the July 29th, 10:30 am, Walking Tour of the Old Base Oval with the special opportunities to see the inside of an Officer’s quarters and the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel. Begins at 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh. For more information contact: Helen Nerska Director Clinton County Historical Association. 518-561-0340.

7/29/23, 10:30 AM - 7/29/23, 12:00 PM
“Sunday on Valcour Island”— Sunday, August 6

“Sunday on Valcour Island” featuring tours of the Historic Bluff Point Lighthouse Sunday, August 6, 2023. Transportation leaving every 20 minutes from 9:20 am to 1:00 pm Peru Dock, 3930 State Route 9, Plattsburgh. $30 per person. Call 518-561-0340 to register for a seat in the boat.

8/6/23, 9:20 AM - 8/6/23, 1:00 PM
Redford Glass Uncovered

Redford Glass Uncovered with Helen Nerska, The Grand Room, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave., Plattsburgh.The presentation will take participants back to a period more than 200 years ago to learn about the short-lived history of the Redford Glass Company.  Although the company was in business for only 20 years, they produced products that demonstrated a craftsmanship that survives to this day.  By the end of the presentation participants will see how the Company, that was once famous and esteemed for its crown glass windowpanes, has become synonymous with unique and priceless glassware.

8/8/23, 2:30 PM - 8/8/23, 4:00 PM
Redford Glass Uncovered

Redford Glass Uncovered with Helen Nerska, Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh. The presentation will take participants back to a period more than 200 years ago to learn about the short-lived history of the Redford Glass Company.  Although the company was in business for only 20 years, they produced products that demonstrated a craftsmanship that survives to this day.  By the end of the presentation participants will see how the Company, that was once famous and esteemed for its crown glass windowpanes, has become synonymous with unique and priceless glassware.

8/18/23, 12:30 PM - 8/18/23, 2:30 PM
Walking Tour of the Old Base Oval

Walking Tour of the Old Base Oval. Begins at 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh. Hear stories and see photos of the buildings first constructed beginning in 1894 by the US Army. By special agreement we will see inside an Officer’s Quarters residence and the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel. Call 518-561-0340 to register for the tour.

8/19/23, 10:30 AM - 8/19/23, 12:30 PM
History of the Lozier Company and Family

The History of the Lozier Company and Family with Dick Soper, The Grand Room, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave., Plattsburgh. The Lozier story includes rarely seen photos of the family and company operations. Henry Abrahm Lozier was an Indiana-born sewing machine and bicycle manufacturer.  After selling his bicycle business, Lozier moved to Plattsburgh to manufacture boats and marine engines. In 1905 he started the Lozier Automobile Company and entered the automobile manufacturing business.  He produced the luxury Lozier, in Plattsburgh, from 1900 to 1915. Loziers were top line luxury cars and for a time were the most expensive cars produced in the United States. The 1910 model featured cars priced between $4,600 and $7,750. That same year, a Cadillac could be bought for about $1,600 and a Packard for about $3,200.  A pre-assembly line Ford Model T of the same year retailed at approximately $850 and the average annual salary in America was approximately $750. 

Mr. Soper was born in Plattsburgh and served in the US Air Force, stationed in Germany, in the field of Communication.   His vast experiences in the area of transportation included work at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut where he built jet aircraft engines.  He also worked at Bombardier Transportation building passenger rail cars.  For 12 years he has worked at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum as Director of Exhibits. He is currently a member of the Clinton County Historical Association’s Board of Trustees.

8/22/23, 2:30 PM - 8/22/23, 4:30 PM
The Creative Destruction of Plattsburgh: From Village to City

The Creative Destruction of Plattsburgh: From Village to City in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries by James M. Lindgren, Emeritus Professor of History, SUNY Plattsburgh.  Lake Forest Senior Retirement Community,          8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh.

 Examining the era’s cultural and economic scene, Lindgren explores the rapid rise of industries, the expansion of the area’s infrastructure, and the “civilizing” of the village as it became a city. These changes led to demolishing a downtown neighborhood so as to create an image of a “progressive” city.

While teaching US history at Plattsburgh State for thirty-seven years, Lindgren authored four major books on US historic preservation, as well as some seventy-five other publications. He retired from teaching in September 2021.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

8/22/23, 6:45 PM - 8/22/23, 8:00 PM
Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Celebrate Women's Equality Day Saturday, August 26th from 1 to 2:30 pm at Kent-Delord House Museum Carriage Barn, 17 Cumberland Avenue, Plattsburgh. Program: New York State's Literacy Challenge to Voting Rights with Jackie Madison and Helen Nerska.

8/26/23, 1:00 PM - 8/26/23, 2:30 PM
Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Celebrate Women's Equality Day Saturday, August 26th from 1 to 2:30 pm at Kent-Delord House Museum Carriage Barn, 17 Cumberland Avenue, Plattsburgh. Program: New York State's Literacy Challenge to Voting Rights with Jackie Madison and Helen Nerska.

8/26/23, 1:00 PM - 8/26/23, 2:30 PM
Talk: The Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad

A talk will be offered on Tuesday, September 26, 2:30pm: Abolitionists and Freedom Seekers on the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad with Jackie Madison, President of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association. The Grand Room, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave, Plattsburgh.
 

9/26/23, 2:30 PM - 9/26/23, 3:30 PM
Talk: The Creative Destruction of Plattsburgh

The Creative Destruction of Plattsburgh: From Village to City in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries — A Slide Presentation by James M. Lindgren, Emeritus Professor of History, SUNY Plattsburgh. This talk is presented by the Clinton County Historical Association — 6:30 pm, October 5, 2023 at CCHA, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh 

10/5/23, 6:30 PM - 10/5/23, 8:00 PM
Battle of Valcour Commemoration

October 11th marks the 247th Anniversary of the Battle of Valcour, one of the first naval battles of the American Revolution, fought in the bay off Valcour Island in Clinton County. A commemoration of this event will be held on the 2nd floor lobby and veranda in the Main Building at Clinton Community College on Rt 9 S, Plattsburgh, NY from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on October 11th.

10/11/23, 4:30 PM - 10/11/23, 5:30 PM
Geology of Clinton County

Thursday, October 19, 6:30 pm. Geology of Clinton County – moonlight, iron mines, buildings: local  rocks used for economics and pleasure. With photos and a compelling narrative, retired geologist  and Peru native Pierre Lacombe shares the geology of Clinton County as it affected our mining and  agriculture industries and as seen in the churches, homes, and bridges in County townships. CCHA,  98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh.

10/18/23, 6:30 PM - 10/18/23, 8:00 PM
The Clinton County Suffrage Story

Friday, October 20, 12:30 pm. The Clinton County Suffrage Story with Helen Nerska. After nearly 70 years of persuasion, New York State allowed women to vote in all elections. Hear the stories of the many Clinton County women and men who dedicated themselves to achieving this right for women. Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh.

10/20/23, 12:30 PM - 10/20/23, 2:00 PM
Suffrage Trivia Contest

Tuesday, October 24, 2:30 pm. Suffrage Trivia Contest with Helen Nerska. Test yourself on some little-known facts and some well-know facts about the fight for women suffrage and win a prize!! Meadowbrook Healthcare, Rear entrance, 154 Prospect Ave, Plattsburgh. Please contact Helen Nerska, 518-561-0340 or email director@clintoncountyhistorical.org for more information.

10/24/23, 2:30 PM - 10/24/23, 3:30 PM
Virtual Tour of the Old Base Oval

Clinton County Historical Association and Museum History Presentation — Tuesday November 14, 2:30 pm. A Virtual Tour of the Old Base Oval with Helen Nerska showing the original buildings and the histories associated with each one. The Grand Room. Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave, Plattsburgh. All presentations are free and open to the public. Please contact Helen Nerska, 518-561-0340 or email

11/14/23, 2:30 PM - 11/14/23, 4:00 PM
Catholic Summer School of America – a history in pictures

Clinton County Historical Association and Museum History Presentation — Thursday, November 16, 6:30 pm. The Catholic Summer School of America – a history in pictures with Robin Labarge sharing the stories and photos in her new book on the Catholic Summer School at Cliff Haven. CCHA, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh. All presentations are free and open to the public. Please contact Helen Nerska, 518-561-0340 or email

11/16/23, 6:30 PM - 11/16/23, 8:00 PM
Welcome to a “Holiday Open House”

Welcome to a “Holiday Open House” sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh on Saturday, December 9 – 10 am to 3 pm and Sunday December 10 – 10 am to 3 pm for special discounted holiday gift offerings. Special gift packages include ornaments, prints and books on local subjects. The museum shop contains the largest selection of local history books north of Albany and a wide selection of used books. Tour our 5 exhibit rooms. Entrance is free. For more information contact: 518-561-0340

12/9/23, 10:00 AM - 12/10/23, 3:00 PM
A virtual tour and history of the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel

On January 19, 12:30 pm at the Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh a program will be presented on  A virtual tour and history of the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel with Kate Chilton and Helen Nerska. See photos and hear the stories of the creation of this memorial to veterans who trained in Plattsburgh and who died in the Great War.

1/19/24, 12:30 PM - 1/19/24, 2:00 PM
Perry’s Mills Frog Farm

On January 25 at 6:30 pm, at CCHA, 98 Ohio Avenue in Plattsburgh, a program will be presented on the Perry’s Mills Frog Farm with Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society President Bob St. John. Hear stories and see photos of the once thriving business that supplied millions of frog legs to hungry diners and university biology departments across the United States. Please call 518-561-0340 to reserve a seat.

1/25/24, 6:30 PM - 1/25/24, 8:00 PM
Portraits and Painters of the Early Champlain Valley (1800-1865)

A presentation will be offered February 16, 12:30 pm at the Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh on: Portraits and Painters of the Early Champlain Valley (1800-1865). Slides from a 1975 SUNY Plattsburgh exhibit will be included with reflections on the history of the painters and their subjects. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of old paintings they might have and share the history of their painting.
 

2/16/24, 12:30 PM - 2/16/24, 2:00 PM
Winter Fun at the Museum

On February 17, 10 am to 3 pm at CCHA, 98 Ohio Avenue, in Plattsburgh, Winter Fun at the Museum will be offered with guided tours for children and adults. Discover the museum with scavenger hunts and prizes for all.
 

2/17/24, 10:00 AM - 2/17/24, 2:00 PM
The History of Railroads in Clinton County – Part 2

June 27 – 6:30 pm, CCHA Museum, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh. The History of Railroads in Clinton County – Part 2. Inspired by CCHA photo albums of early area trains and the recently acquired collection of rail enthusiast Lawrence Duffina, Transportation Historian Dick Soper will share the history of rail development which opened up Clinton County to new markets and eventually to new tourism and a past we now take for granted. This is the 2nd of a multi-part series which will span the period from 1833 to present and include photographs, newspaper articles, and information from our large collection of railroad books recently added to our research library. 
 

6/27/24, 6:30 PM - 6/27/24, 8:00 PM
Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island

July 7 – Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island. Your own transportation is required.

7/7/24, 9:20 AM - 7/7/24, 1:00 PM
Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island

July 14 – 1 – 3 pm. Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island. Your own transportation is required.
 

7/14/24, 1:00 PM - 7/14/24, 1:00 PM
The History of Railroads in Clinton County – Part 1

Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh,  Transportation Historian Dick Soper will share the history of rail development which opened up Clinton County to new markets and eventually to new tourism and a past we now take for granted. 

7/19/24, 12:30 PM - 7/19/24, 2:00 PM
Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island

Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island. Your own transportation is required.

7/21/24, 1:00 PM - 7/21/24, 3:00 PM
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