Children's museum gets $1,000 toward future home in Potsdam
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 5:30 pm

From left, Alyssa Hicks, SLFCU universal services rep in Potsdam; Linda Acker from the children’s museum; and Sharon Williams, the museum's executive director.

POTSDAM -- The North Country Children's Museum recently received $1,000 toward their future permanent location at 10 Raymond St.

The cash came from St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union.

They will be in the big red barn portion of the building that housed Sperling’s Furniture many years ago and faces the municipal parking lot. Also located in the building along Raymond Street are Best Friends Thrift Shop and The Tile Company, which will remain.

The museum recently finalized purchasing the building.

They will renovate it, adding office and program room space, according to a press release from the museum.

Alchemy Studio in Connecticut is making the exhibits.

Museum officials say they plan to open in Janurary or February of 2018.

The museum now is what their website calls “a museum without walls.” They bring traveling exhibits around the area, including to community events. Their hands-on displays educate kids on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, the website says, which is at