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Clinton County Historical Museum

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday from 10a.m. to 3p.m.

Come down to the Clinton County Historical Museum to tour our exhibits today!

Highlights

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.  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.

Military Legacy Gallery

The Military Legacy Gallery covers the major military events in Clinton County from the Battle of Valcour in 1776 through to the Citizens Military Training Camp Maneuvers in 1939. Showcased are the stories of the Aikin Volunteers and the Plattsburgh Idea, along with a diorama created by Arto Monaco.

Prohibition Exhibit

Rum Across the Border Revisited.  Many Clinton County residents were involved in one aspect or another of the Prohibition Era. This exhibit recreates the Speak Easy experience on the US-Canadian border, along with a player piano visitors can play, shows the newspaper headlines that dominated local papers, and uses a diorama to document the county’s ‘rum trail’.  The two room exhibit was created with the help of a Corridor of Commerce Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP).

Rum Across the Border - Revisited

Many Clinton County residents were involved in one aspect or another of liquor transport during the Prohibition Era. This two room exhibit recreates the atmosphere of the era telling local stories. The exhibit was created with the help of a Corridor of Commerce Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP).

Celebrating Our 75 Years

The Clinton County Historical Association celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2020.  To commemorate our anniversary, we have devoted an entire gallery to showcase many of the most treasured pieces from our collection. 

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Holiday Open House

When:
12/10/22, 10:00 AM - 12/11/22, 3:00 PM

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.