St. Lawrence County Museums & Galleries
NORTH COUNTRY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, a cultural and educational center for North Country families committed to hands-on, minds-on learning. NCCM is located at 10 Raymond Street in Potsdam, NY. The museum’s permanent exhibits celebrate the cultural and geographic resources of the North Country and provide opportunities for children and their families to play and learn together. Changing programs and activities daily. Open Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. 315-274-9380. northcountrychildrensmuseum.org.
FREDERIC REMINGTON ART MUSEUM, dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington. 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg. Hours: Oct. 16 through May 14, Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; May 15 through Oct. 15, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; info: 315-393-2425, www.fredericremington.org
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, Silas Wright House/Museum, 3 E. Main St., Canton; permanent and rotating exhibits; museum and its archives are open Tuesday-Thursday, from noon-4 p.m., Friday, noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum admission is free; archives admission $5, $2.50 for students. Info: 315-386-8133, slcha.org
ST. LAWRENCE POWER & EQUIPMENT MUSEUM, 1755 State Highway 345, Madrid. Preserving the history of how people in the North Country lived and how new technologies helped shape their lives. Regular exhibits open 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 10 am to 2 pm, June through October or by appointment. Groups welcome. www.slpowermuseum.com.
HAWKINS POINT VISITORS CENTER, free, 21 Hawkins Point Road, Massena; operated by New York Power Authority, state-of-the-art exhibits and panoramic views of St. Lawrence River and NYPA's St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project, interactive displays and hands-on learning about energy, electricity and the North Country, Barnhart Island, Massena. Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Open 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the rest of the year. Info: 315-764-0226, Ext 7166302 or 800-262-NYPA; http://www.nypa.gov/communities/visitors-centers/hawkins-point .
NICANDRI NATURE CENTER, 19 Robinson Bay Rd., Massena, in Robert Moses State Park, 315-705-5022, massenanaturecenter.com. Exhibits and programs designed to promote public awareness, appreciation and respect for the environment through exploration, education, and outdoor recreation.
POTSDAM PUBLIC MUSEUM, Civic Center, 2 Park Street. Info: 315-265-6910, potsdampublicmuseum.org, permanent and featured exhibits on local history and decorative arts. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Admission free.
THE TAUNY CENTER, (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York), a non-profit membership organization dedicated to documenting and presenting traditional culture and folk life of Northern New York, permanent and changing exhibits, workshops and demonstrations. 53 Main St., Canton, 315-386-4289, TAUNY.org .
RICHARD F. BRUSH GALLERY, St. Lawrence University, Canton. Info: 315-229-5174. Programs of rotating exhibitions during the academic year, representing regional, national and international artists in a variety of media. Also oversees the university's permanent collection -- strengths in 20th century American photography, prints, portfolios and artists' books. Individuals and school groups are welcome for guided tours of exhibitions, during academic year open Monday-Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon to 5 p.m., free admission, stlawu.edu/gallery.
ROLAND GIBSON GALLERY, SUNY Potsdam, Art museum with collection and exhibitions of 20th century and contemporary art. 315-267-3290, 315-267-2245, Tues-Thurs 1-7pm, Fri & Sat. 1-5pm; closed Monday & Sunday; closed during school recesses and between exhibits. potsdam.edu/museum.
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY ART GALLERY, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St.; exhibits of current local art, rotating every four to six weeks. Free; info: 315-265-6860, slcartscouncil.org.
CELINE G. PHILIBERT MEMORIAL CULTURE CENTRE & MUSEUM, 200 E. Orvis St., Massena, 315-769-8571, massena.us/178/Museum, exhibits include general store, doctor's office, early street lights, musical instruments and others; open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
AKWESASNE LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTER, 321 Rt. 37, Hogansburg, on the St. Regis Indian Reservation. Historical & contemporary Mohawk artifacts, utilitarian & fancy ash splint & sweetgrass baskets, traditional crafts; info: 518-358-2461.akwesasneculturalcenter.org/museum.
GOUVERNEUR MUSEUM, 30 Church St., 315-287-0570, [email protected]; gouverneurmuseum.org. Open year-round, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m., free admission. Museum houses artifacts scrapbooks, and mineral specimens from the Gouverneur area.
SUSAN C. LYMAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 39 Main St., Norwood, Victorian-era rooms, railroad, firefighting & school memorabilia. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays in May through September from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 315-353-2372 or norwoodny.org/museum.htm.
OGDENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY, 312 Washington St., 315-393-4325; historical and genealogical materials relating to Ogdensburg, including Hasbrouck correspondence collection, Gen. N. M. Curtis Civil War papers; list of manuscripts available at ogdensburgpubliclibrary.org/node/46.
CANTON TOWN & VILLAGE COLLECTION, second floor of the Canton Municipal Building, Main St., a mini-museum with town/village archives, photographs, maps/artifacts. Contact Linda Casserly, town & village historian, 315-386-1633, call ahead for special appointments and tours, antonnewyork.us/history.
NORFOLK HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 42 1/2 West Main St., Open Tues. & Thurs. Noon to 5 p.m., 315-384-4575, norfolknymuseum.com.
OLD MEETING HOUSE MUSEUM, 696 E. DeKalb Rd., DeKalb Junction, dekalbnyhistorian.org Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. during winter, and by appointment. Info: DeKalb Historical Association, 315-347-1900.
COLTON TOWN MUSEUM, Main St., across from the town hall, museum hours are Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat from 10-2 p.m.; on Facebook here.
HOPKINTON TOWN MUSEUM, 7 Church St., Hopkinton, Info: 315-328-4187,townofhopkinton.com/hopkinton-historical-group-and-museum.html. Information on the Adirondacks on display.
WALKER HOUSE MUSEUM, 191 County Route 31, Madrid, operated by Madrid Historical Society. Open the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from June through October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 315-322-0605 or 315-322-4203, madridhistoricalsociety.com.
PARISHVILLE MUSEUM, E. Main Street. July and Aug. Wed 1 - 3 p.m., 6 - 8 p.m.; 315-265-4232. Thirteen rooms in 19th century style. parishvilleny.us/museum.html.
MORRISTOWN GATEWAY MUSEUM, 309 Main St., 315-375-4910; morristowngatewaymuseum.org/about.html.
HAMMOND MUSEUM, Main Street (NYS Hwy. 37), Hammond, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays mid-May through September, 315-324-5517, blacklakeny.com/hammondmuseum.
OGDENSBURG DIOCESE ARCHIVES, 622 Washington St., Ogdensburg; 315-393-2920, dioogdensburg.org/.
PIERREPONT MUSEUM, next to town hall, old school house, open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays May 30 - Sept. 30 or by appointment. Historian: 315-379-0804 or [email protected], townofpierrepont.com/historyhistorian.html.
LADIES FIRST GALLERY, 208 Front St., Rensselaer Falls, Sally White Hartman, 315-344-8882.
OSWEGATCHIE RIVER HOUSE MUSEUM, Rensselaer Falls. 315-344-8882.
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY CHEEL CAMPUS CENTER LOBBY, Potsdam, features periodic art displays.
MOORE MUSEUM, 33 Main St., Waddington, 315-388-5967; May to mid September, Tues. - Thurs. 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. 400 family histories and about 50 house histories available for research, in conjunction with Waddington Historial Society; also memorabilia from Waddington history and diarama that shows what happened to land during construction of St.Lawrence Seaway/Power Project. Historian may be e-mailed at [email protected].
TOWN OF WAVERLY HISTORY MUSEUM, 6 N. Main St., Saint Regis Falls; St. Regis Falls Historians Association operates the Town of Waverly History Museum for visitors to see items from the Town of Waverly and surrounding towns of the school district. The Museum is opened on the 4th of July from 1 pm to 3 pm, then on each Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm until Labor Day. Donations of artifacts and monetary gifts are gladly accepted to preserve and promote our local heritage. To become a member contact the Town of Waverly Historian, PO BOX 289, St. Regis Falls, NY 12980, or by e-mail: [email protected].
Regional Museums & Galleries
THE WILD CENTER, 45 Museum Dr., Tupper Lake. "Stunning," says NY Times. The Center, including the brand new Wild Walk, its elevated trail across the treetops, is an all-day attraction. It includes 81-acres of outdoors, a 54,000-square-foot museum with movies and live animals, guided canoe paddles and hands-on everything. For all ages. Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week; Labor Day to Columbus Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed April, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Info: 518-359-7800, www.wildcenter.org.
LAKE PLACID CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 17 Algonquin Dr., Lake Placid, hours may vary, free admission; Info: 518-523-2512 or lakeplacidarts.org.
ADIRONDACK MUSEUM, Six million acres of Adirondack Park surround the museum and form the basis of the museum's exhibits and programs telling the stories of how people have lived, worked, played and traveled in the Adirondack region since the early 1800s. Twenty buildings on 32 acres of grounds and gardens, house exhibits on logging, boats and boating, mining, outdoor recreation, transportation, rustic furniture, and on-going programs and special events. 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, 518-352-7311, adkmuseum.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily late May through mid October.
THOUSAND ISLANDS ARTS CENTER, 314 John St., Clayton, formerly the Handweaving Museum & Art Center, preservation and promotion of traditional arts and handcrafts, Handweaving Museum, gallery exhibits, craft shows, gift shop, pottery classes, events, tiartscenter.org, 315-686-4123. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
ADIRONDACK LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Blue Mountain Lake, adirondackarts.org, Concerts, theatre, art exhibits, workshops and classes for children and adults. Info: 518-352-7715.
WINTER OLYMPIC MUSEUM, 2634 Main St., at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, exhibits, displays, memorabilia of the Winter Olympic Games; open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $7, $5 juniors and seniors, 518-302-5326 or whiteface.com/activities/lake-placid-olympic-museum.
JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 228 Washington St., Watertown. Hours: Closed Sun & Mon. Tues-Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Archives by appointment. Info: 315-782-3491, jeffersoncountyhistory.org.
ADIRONDACK ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, 518-891-2615, adirondackartistsguild.com, Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs until 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WILDER HOMESTEAD, 177 Stacy Road, Burke, www.almanzowilderfarm.com. 518-483-1207. Childhood home of Almanzo Wilder, whose memories of growing up in NNY were written as “Farmer Boy” by his wife Laura Ingalls Wilder. Open daily May through October and for one weekend in early December. Guided tours of the period-decorated home, historically recreated barns, 1860s-era one-room school house, museum and gift shop. Special events throughout the season with Civil War re-enactors, a Harvest Festival, music, food vendors, children's games, and demonstrations. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday though Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday.
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