In 1822, a fur trapper named Alexis St. Martin was accidentally gut-shot by a shotgun in Mackinac Island, Michigan. Near death, he was treated by William Beaumont, an Army physician who for much of his career had practiced medicine in Clinton County, New York. What followed was a remarkable chapter in medical history, one that resonates today. [Read more…] about How William Beaumont Changed Medical History
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Clinton County Historical Association Director Helen Allen Nerska is set to give a presentation on suffragist Inez Milholland, Tuesday, February 18th.
Inez Milholland, buried in Lewis, New York, was a nationally respected suffragist who eventually gave her life in the movement. 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. [Read more…] about Suffragist Inez Milholland Talk Planned
The Clinton County Historical Association has announced The Frank Pardy Story with Alexandra Thomas, set for Thursday January 16, at 6:30 pm, at the Lake Forest Senior Community Center in Plattsburgh.
Rouses Point photographer and businessman Frank Pardy (1865-1935) left an extensive collection of glass plate negatives with the Clinton County Historical Association. [Read more…] about Clinton Co Glass Plate Photographer Presentation
The Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) is set to hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th, and Sunday, December 8th, from 10 am to 3 pm each day.
The Open House, a holiday tradition, provides an opportunity to visit the Museum and find unique gifts for family and friends. The first 25 Open House visitors each day will receive free gifts, one per family. [Read more…] about Holiday Open House at Clinton Co Historical
Plattsburgh based film preservationist and archivist Andy MacDougall will co-host two screenings of his personal 16mm print of The Raid on Friday and Saturday, July 19th and 20th at 7 pm at the Clinton County Historical Museum, 98 Ohio Ave, in Plattsburgh.
During the Civil War, what is today known as a secret “terror cell” was briefly established in the North Country by Confederate soldiers. The 1954 20th Century Fox motion picture The Raid is based on this event and opens with a prison break in Plattsburgh by Confederate prisoners who, after escaping across the Canadian border, plan to rob banks in St. Albans, Vt., and set fire to the town. [Read more…] about ‘The Raid,’ St. Albans Civil War Raid Film Showings
The Clinton County Historical Association will host “Sunday on Valcour Island” on Sunday, July 14th, 2019.
The day include tours of the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island. The trip requires the physical ability to disembark and board from the island’s natural landing, walking on uneven surfaces over rough terrain and climbing stairs. [Read more…] about Sunday on Valcour Island, Lighthouse Tours Set For July
The conference will is planned with historians and interested members of the public in mind. Topics will include preserving historic buildings, erecting historic markers, encouraging heritage tourism, safely preserving grave stones, and local genealogy. [Read more…] about Clinton County History Conference Set For Saturday
The Clinton County Historical Association has announced “Northern Slavery: Part of the American Story,” a lecture looking at slavery in New York, has been set for Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 pm.
Slavery is not just a southern story. In fact, New York was the epicenter of slavery in the early colonial world. From Boston to Plattsburgh, and up and down the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, enslaved persons were an important part of the labor market and helped build wealth in the society. The first American slave code was written in Massachusetts. [Read more…] about Northern Slavery: Part of the American Story
The Clinton County Historical Association has announced a program “Connections with History: U.S. Presidents in Clinton County,” set for Monday, January 14, at 4 pm, at the Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh, NY.
“Connections with History” is an illustrated talk on U.S. Presidents and other important historical figures who have visited Clinton County and their connections with each other. [Read more…] about Presidential Visits to Clinton Co Talk in Plattsburgh
From 1896 to 1941, the Catholic Summer School of America was a nationally famous summer destination for Catholic families, distinguished leaders of the Catholic Church of America, prominent lecturers, numerous New York governors and even a few U.S. Presidents. [Read more…] about Catholic Summer School of America Marked