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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!

Highlights

Early Industry

Clinton County grew from mining, agriculture, dairy, retail and manufacturing industries. This gallery shows the tools used by early settlers, giving visitors a peak into their lives. Unique and priceless Redford glassware, with its distinctive turquoise tint, is a highlight of this exhibit.

Summer Sundays at The Bluff Point Lighthouse

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.  The Lighthouse will be open from 1pm to 3pm each Sunday. Tours are free, and donations are appreciated.

Arto Monaco Exhibit

The Clinton County Historical Association invites County residents to be part of a new exhibit showcasing the many talents of Arto Monaco. The Museum would like to highlight Arto's work on local amusement attractions in our area. If you have small artifacts from Land of Make Believe, Santa's Workshop, StoryTown or Gaslight Village that you would be willing to lend for an exhibit, we want to talk. 

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Summer Sundays at The Bluff Point Lighthouse

When:
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.

The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour

When:
7/31/21, 10:00 AM - 7/31/21, 12:00 PM

Join us July 31st for The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour kick-off event at the Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue in Plattsburgh. The Auto Tour Commemoration opening event begins at 10 am at 98 Ohio Avenue Event details are available on the website champlainvalleywomen.com and on the Facebook page Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour. All events are free and open to the public.

Speaker Series: Fantasy Kingdom and St. Armand’s Beach

When:
8/5/21, 7:00 PM - 8/5/21, 8:00 PM

By Alice Sample. At the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association and Friends of Point Au Roche State Park

Guided Tours of The Old Base Oval

When:
8/7/21, 10:00 AM - 8/28/21, 11:00 AM

Join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Saturdays August 7, and August 28 for a narrated walking tour of the historic buildings surrounding the Old Base Oval in the City of Plattsburgh. Please register for a tour by calling 561-0340.  Tours are free but donations appreciated.

 

Sunday on Valcour Island — Tours of the Historic Bluff Point Lighthouse

When:
8/8/21, 9:30 AM - 8/8/21, 1:20 PM

The public is invited to join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Sunday, August 8, 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.

Point Au Roche and Ingraham Cemetery Tours

When:
8/14/21, 9:30 AM - 8/14/21, 2:00 PM

The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to sponsor a tour of two cemeteries on August 14th in recognition of the Town of Beekmantown Bicentennial Plus One Commemoration. The tours will be hosted by Carl Gonya and will begin at 9:30 am at the Point Au Roche Cemetery in Beekmantown and conclude at the Ingraham Cemetery in Chazy.