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Site Currently Under Construction!

The CCHA Museum will continue to be closed until further notice as all exhibits are being redesigned. Researchers are welcome and are encouraged to make appointments.

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!


Bluff Point Lighthouse

A wonderfully restored lighthouse and interpretive center on Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, the Bluff Point Lighthouse is open to visitors during summer months to tour its exhibits and take in its incredible views.

Exhibit: Clinton County Military History

From 1755 to 1995, Clinton County played a pivotal role in the military history of the United States. Exhibit artifacts tell the history of this local impact including the Battle of Valcour in 1776 and the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814.

Clinton County Suffrage Exhibit

The Clinton County Suffrage exhibit recounts the battles fought for the women's right to vote at the national, state and county levels beginning in 1848. The exhibit is accompanied by a booklet that tells the County story in detail.

Museum Temporarily Closed

Due to COVID-19, the CCHA has closed the museum and postponed all public events until further notice. In the meantime, needed renovations and new galleries are being planned.

CCHA Facebook Feature - 1883

The Sudden death of Willis Mould – February 16, 1883 – 138 years ago. “Keeseville experience a terrible shock on Monday of this week by the sudden and unexpected death of Willis Mould.... "

CCHA Facebook Feature - 1873

Were your ancestors on the list? - Only men could serve on juries in those days. January 3, 1873 – 148 years ago.

Event Highlights

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Plattsburgh's Industries at the Turn of the Century

6/1/21, 8:00 AM - 6/30/21, 4:00 PM

A photo array of Plattsburgh's Industries at the Turn of the Century by Dick Soper and Helen Nerska will be on display at the Clinton County Government Center on Margaret Street in Plattsburgh.

Bridge Street Bridge Dedication Presentation

6/17/21, 6:30 PM - 6/17/21, 8:00 PM

The dedication of the Stone Arch Bridge on Bridge Street in Plattsburgh in 1930 was attended by over 5,000 people. Join Roger Black at the MHAB Life Skills Campus on Thursday, June 17th for a 6:30 pm for a talk about the bridge, the downtown area and to view photos of the event.

Cemetery Tour of the Town of Peru

6/19/21, 9:30 AM - 6/19/21, 2:30 PM

Volunteers will give a Cemetery  Tour of the Town of Peru including the histories of three cemeteries in the village and the Quaker cemetery. Lunch will be included. $15 for CCHA members. $20 for non-members  Register at 518-561-0340.

Walking Tour of U.S. Oval on Old Base

7/3/21, 10:00 AM - 7/3/21, 11:30 AM

Learn about the history of the Plattsburgh Barracks Army Base and the buildings around the old Parade Ground with Clinton County Historical Association Museum Director Helen Nerska.  Meet at the CCHA Museum starting at 10 a.m., July 3.

Summer Sundays at The Bluff Point Lighthouse

7/4/21, 1:00 PM - 8/29/21, 3:00 PM

The public is invited to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island each Sunday in July and August beginning July 4th. 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.

“Sunday on Valcour Island” featuring Tours of the Historic Bluff Point Lighthouse with additional historic island farm tours

7/11/21, 9:30 AM - 7/11/21, 1:20 PM

The public is invited to join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the Peru Dock for the opportunity to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island.  Round trip transportation will be provided for $30 per person.