The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) hosts the 14 th Annual Museum Days Weekend throughout Clinton County June 17-18, 2023, inviting visitors and residents to “be a tourist in your own backyard” and explore the area’s wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural organizations. For two days from 10 am to 4 pm (with some exceptions as noted), participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more.
This year’s event coincides with the first of two New York State “Path Through History” Weekends in 2023. The Museum Days Weekend schedule will be published in the Plattsburgh Press Republican and on the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance Facebook page.
Museum Days was the “brain child” of Bob Parks, then publisher of the Press Republican in 2008. This year would have been the 16 th year except for the two years of COVID. Museum Days is an opportunity for you to experience the rich history of Clinton County. Each museum has a unique story to tell and most are run totally by volunteers. Museum Days is only possible because of the dedicated staff and volunteers at each venue. Please take some time to support our local history on Museum Days Weekend but if you cannot make it that weekend, check the Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport for more details. Volunteers are an important part of preserving our history, please consider volunteering at our local museums.
Participating museums, cultural centers and historic sites are:
- Alice T, Miner Museum, Chazy, NY
- Anderson Falls Heritage Society Museum, Keeseville, NY
- Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum, Peru, NY
- Clinton County Historical Association Museum, Plattsburgh, NY*
- Dannemora Village Museum, Dannemora, NY
- Heart’s Delight Farm Heritage Center, Chazy, NY
- Kent-Delord House Museum, Plattsburgh, NY (Both days 11 am-3 pm)
- Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum, Lyon Mountain, NY
- Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Dannemora, NY (Saturday only
- by chance or by appointment)
- North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Au Sable Chasm, NY
- Old Post Cemetery, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh (Saturday only 10-3, Program at 3)
- Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum, Plattsburgh, NY* (Saturday only 10 am-4 pm)
- Plattsburgh Memorial Chapel, Plattsburgh, NY* (Sunday only 10 am-4 pm)
- Plattsburgh State Art Museum, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY (Saturday only 12 noon-4 pm)
- Rouses Point History Welcome Center, Rouses Point, NY (Both days 10 am–2 pm)
- Samuel de Champlain History Center, Champlain, NY
- The Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, NY (Saturday only 10 am-2 pm)
- War of 1812 Museum, Plattsburgh, NY* (Saturday only 10 am-3 pm) Located on the Old Base Museum Campus (Former Plattsburgh Air Force Base)
2023 Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport available for Museum Days.
The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau redesigned and updated the Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport. The 2023 bilingual passport guides visitors to the sixteen museums and cultural sites located throughout the Adirondack Coast. The passport can be picked up at any location participating in Museum Days Weekend, as well as the North Country Chamber of Commerce.Special thanks to our sponsors the Press-Republican and Adirondack Coast Visitor’s Bureau.
About the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance
The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance, a not for profit, volunteer-based association, is dedicated to serving the cultural, artistic, historical and museum communities of Clinton County in the Adirondack Coast of New York through collaboration, communication, networking, professional development, and advocacy in order to promote the area as a vibrant and attractive cultural destination. The Alliance was created just prior to the 1 st Annual Museum Days Weekend in 2008 with the support of the United Way, the Northern New York Chamber of Commerce and the Plattsburgh Press Republican.
About the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau
The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County, NY. Based in Plattsburgh, NY, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county’s economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518/563-1000, visit goadirondack.com or log onto
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Photo: Museum Days display at the Clinton County Court Building. Photo by Geri Favreau.