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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 History of Railroads in Clinton County – Part 2

6/27/24, 6:30 PM - 6/27/24, 8:00 PM

June 27 – 6:30 pm, CCHA Museum, 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh. The History of Railroads in Clinton County – Part 2. Inspired by CCHA photo albums of early area trains and the recently acquired collection of rail enthusiast Lawrence Duffina, Transportation Historian Dick Soper will share the history of rail development which opened up Clinton County to new markets and eventually to new tourism and a past we now take for granted. This is the 2nd of a multi-part series which will span the period from 1833 to present and include photographs, newspaper articles, and information from our large collection of railroad books recently added to our research library. 

Sunday on Valcour Island

7/7/24, 9:20 AM - 7/7/24, 1:00 PM

July 7 – Sunday on the Island. Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse and explore the trails on Valcour Island.  Transportation to the Island begins at 9:20. $30 per person. Call 518-561-0340 to reserve your spot.

Walking tour of Riverside Cemetery

7/13/24, 10:00 AM - 7/13/24, 1:00 PM

July 13 – 10:00 am. Walking tour of Riverside Cemetery – Visit the graves of Plattsburgh pioneers and notables with narrations by Anne Bailey, Kit Booth, Jackie Madison and Helen Nerska.

Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island

7/14/24, 1:00 PM - 7/14/24, 1:00 PM

July 14 – 1 – 3 pm. Visit the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island. Your own transportation is required.