CCHA

Clinton County Historical Association  
Plattsburgh, New York  

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MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY!

CCHA has begun a campaign to increase our membership. Over the next few months we will be mailing to individuals and businesses in Clinton County to attract new members to the Association. We need a larger pool from which to draw volunteers and donations to keep the museum up and running. If you receive a mailing by mistake, please forgive us. We are doing this ourselves and have not involved professional fundraisers.     Learn more about becoming a member.

THANK YOU MATTHEW ORR AND JOHN PELKEY

On the evening of January 23rd, CCHA had a celebration to thank Matthew Orr and John Pelkey for working with us on our cemetery project. They are finding and marking Civil War soldiers' graves. Their parents, Don and Marilyn Peters and John and Sue Pelkey have been very supportive of their sons' efforts. Geri Favreau, our Civil War Committee Chair, and Bob St. John, have been coordinating the whole project. We hope to get more volunteers to mark the graves when spring comes again - groups, or private individuals. To volunteer, in your local cemetery contact Geri Favreau at - gerifavreau@yahoo.com.

TOWN OF PERU CO-HISTORIANS HOST PERU'S ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AT CCHA

Ron and Carol Allen, Peru's Co-Historians, hosted their annual open house at CCHA's museum with an exhibit that will be in place for the next year. Loads of pictures and things to pique your interest and start you down Memory Lane.

HELP! CCHA IS SEEKING HISTORIC PLATTSBURGH DIRECTORIES TO COMPLETE OUR COLLECTION

One of the most valuable research tools at the Clinton County Historical Assoication is our collection of historic Plattsburgh Directories. We would love to complete out set. We are missing the following: Vol. 1-6, 11, 20, 22, 24, 31, 33, 35, 36-39, 42, 44-46, 48-53, 56-58, 61, 62, 64-68, 75, and 77! If anyone is interested in donating their copy to the Museum, please contact Melissa Peck, Director at 518-561-0340 or email her at Director@ClintonCountyHistorical.org.

CCHA WORKING WITH JOHN PELKEY ON EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

John Pelkey is closely collaborating with Clinton County Legion Commander Bob St. John and CCHA Trustee Geri Favreau on this exciting project. We thank John for documenting the Civil War veterans in cemeteries in Champlain, Mooers and Chazy. We are looking for volunteers from other towns in the county to do the same. We have small weatherproof markers to put on each Civil War soldier's grave - no heavy lifting required. You don't have to be an Eagle Scout candidate to work on the project - maybe your Legion or VFW post would be willing to help. Who could resist a walk on a beautiful fall day in Clinton County? For more information, contact Bob St. John at rstj@gmail.com or Geri Favreau at gerifavreau@yahoo.com.

MINING FOR TREASURE IN CCHA's PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION

Roger Black, who is well known in our community for his work on the photographs from the Catholic Summer School, has helped with some recent photographic projects. He has also worked on our photographic portrait collection of local people which can be seen in our Glass Negatives Portraits Gallery. One major project was the recent book, "Images of Plattsburgh", by Kelly Julian. More than half of the pictures in the book are from CCHA's Brewer collection. Dr. Richard Frost has also used many of our photgraphs in his writings. We encourage researchers of all ages from grade school to grad school and independent historical researchers to see how we can help you. It's amazing to see what we are preserving for Clinton County's citizens!
 

 

For further information contact Director/Curator Melissa Peck at 518-561-0340 or email: director@clintoncountyhistorical.org

Clinton County Historical Association
98 Ohio Avenue
Plattsburgh, New York 12903 (518) 561-0340