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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!


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.

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).

Pathway to America250 Steering Committee Announced

Clinton County Historical Association awarded $8000 in Grant Funding from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership for Pathway to America250. The purpose of this grant is to form a team and prepare a plan to make the America250 commemoration of our nation’s founding the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our County’s history.

Event Highlights

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The Life of Suffragist Inez Milholland

6/16/23, 12:30 PM - 6/16/23, 3:00 PM

June 16, 12:30 pm, The Life of Suffragist Inez Milholland with Helen Nerska, Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh.   Inez Milholland, buried in Lewis, New York, was a nationally respected suffragist who eventually gave her life for the movement she so believed in. She may be best known for leading the historic 1913 Washington, DC, suffrage parade on a white horse, but there is much more to her activism and support of the suffragist movement. Her story is introduced with a 15-minute video, “Forward Into the Light”.  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. Free and open to the public

The History of the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel

6/20/23, 2:30 PM - 6/20/23, 5:00 PM

June 20, 2:30 pm, The History of the Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel with Kate Chilton and Helen Nerska, The Orchards, Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave, Plattsburgh. The Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel is described by many as the most beautiful building on the Old Base. Former Base Chaplain Major George Mennen described it as “the most beautiful chapel of my military career.” The chapel holds a unique story of its own in the history of military posts at the time and in the Plattsburgh community. Free and open to the public.

Black Brook History Day

6/24/23, 9:30 AM - 6/24/23, 1:00 PM

June 24 – 9:30 am to 1 pm - Black Brook History Day – cemetery tours and history reviews with historian Sharron Hewston and special guest Nelson Disco. The tour begins at the Fairview Cemetery in the Hamlet of Ausable Forks and ends at the General Store (formerly St. Mathew’s Church) on 781 Silver Lake Road, Ausable Forks. Stops will include the Black Brook Cemetery and the Black Brook Roman Catholic Cemetery. Maps will be provided. Register by calling 518-561-0340 or email director@clintoncountyhistorical.org. Free and open to the public.