St. Lawrence County Museums & Galleries

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: 393-2425,

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, Silas Wright House/Museum, 3 E. Main St., Canton; permanent and rotating exhibits; museum and its archives are open from noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., Fri. until 8. Museum admission is free; archives admission $5, $2.50 for students. Info: 386-8133,

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. Info: 287-7225,

HAWKINS POINT VISITORS CENTER, free, 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: 764-0226, Ext 302 or 800-262-NYPA (NYS residents only).;

POTSDAM PUBLIC MUSEUM, Civic Center, 2 Park Street. Info: 265-6910,, permanent and featured exhibits on local history and decorative arts. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Admission free. Info: 265-6910.

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, 386-4289,

RICHARD F. BRUSH GALLERY, St. Lawrence University, Canton. Info: 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,

ROLAND GIBSON GALLERY, SUNY Potsdam, Art museum with collection and exhibitions of 20th century and contemporary art. 267-3290, 267-2245, Mon. & Fri.: Noon - 5 p.m., Tues. - Thurs.: Noon - 7 p.m., Sat.: Noon - 4 p.m. and by appointment; closed during school recesses and between exhibits.

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY ART GALLERY, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St.; exhibits of current local art, rotating every four to six weeks. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free; info: 265-6860,

MASSENA MUSEUM, 200 E. Orvis St.,Massena, 769-8571,, exhibits include general store, doctor's office, early street lights, musical instruments and others; open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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: 518-358-2240.

GOUVERNEUR MUSEUM, 30 Church St., 287-0570,; 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: 353-2751 or

OGDENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY, 312 Washington St., 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

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, 386-1633, call ahead for special appointments and tours,

NORFOLK HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 42 1/2 West Main St., Open Tues. & Thurs. Noon to 5 p.m., 384-4575,

OLD MEETING HOUSE MUSEUM, 696 E. DeKalb Rd., DeKalb Junction, Wednesdays 12:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. and by appointment. Info: DeKalb Historical Association, 347-1900.

COLTON TOWN MUSEUM, Main St., across from the town hall, open daily June through Sept. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment; call 262-2524,  

HOPKINTON TOWN MUSEUM, 7 Church St., Hopkinton, Info: 328-4653, 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: 322-0605 or 4203,

PARISHVILLE MUSEUM, E. Main Street. Open by appointment. Thirteen rooms in 19th century style. Info: 265-7619,,

STOCKHOLM HISTORICAL CENTER/MUSEUM, in the Municipal Building, Winthrop. Info: 384-4764, 6 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays June - August.

MORRISTOWN GATEWAY MUSEUM, 309 Main St., 375-4910; June and September, Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July and August, Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

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, 324-5517,

OGDENSBURG DIOCESE ARCHIVES, 622 Washington St., Ogdensburg; 393-2920,

PIERREPONT MUSEUM, 872 NYS Hwy. 68, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from Memorial Day to October. Info: 379-0804.

LADIES FIRST GALLERY, 208 Front St., Rensselaer Falls, Sally White Hartman, 344-8882, open June - Oct., Sat. and Sun 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., or by appointment.

OSWEGATCHIE RIVER HOUSE MUSEUM, Rensselaer Falls, Open June through October, Sat & Sun 10-3 or by appointment, Priscilla A.T. Hartman, (315) 344-7247,  

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY CHEEL CAMPUS CENTER LOBBY, Potsdam, features periodic art displays.  

MOORE MUSEUM, 33 Main St., Waddington, 388-5967, 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

Regional Museums & Galleries

THE WILD CENTER, A 31-acre campus in Tupper Lake, 45 Museum Dr., featuring live exhibits, hiking and naturalist guides. There are theaters with high definition films, hands-on nature, hundreds of live animals from rare native trout, to river otters, to turtles the size of walnuts and many other often hard-to-see residents of the woods and waters. Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week; Labor Day to Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 1 to Memorial Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Closed month of April, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For more information, call 518-359-7800 or visit their website at

LAKE PLACID CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 17 Algonquin Dr., Lake Placid, fall and spring gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m., winter hours Tuesday through Friday 10a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 1 - 5 p.m., hours may vary, free admission; North Gallery open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., located in the Adirondack Crafts Store. Info: (518) 523-2512 or

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,, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily May 27 through Oct. 17.

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,, 686-4123. Open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ADIRONDACK LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Blue Mountain Lake,, Concerts, theatre, art exhibits, workshops and classes for children and adults. Info: 518-352-7715, spring hours: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-4p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m.; summer hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m.; winter hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday noon - 4 p.m.

WINTER OLYMPIC MUSEUM, 218 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: $6, $4 juniors and seniors, 518-302-5326 or

JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 228 Washington St., Watertown. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Saturdays from May to November, Info: 782-3491,

ADIRONDACK ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, 518-891-2615,, summer hours: Monday - Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday noon - 3 p.m.; winter hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday noon - 3 p.m.

WILDER HOMESTEAD, 177 Stacy Road, Burke, 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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