Civic Center, 2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-6910

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Thursday, May. 4th, 2017

Opening Friday May 12th: The History of the Clarkson Family and Clarkson University explores the complex genealogy of this family dynasty. Many artifacts on display from Clarkson University and private collections will be together for the first time!

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MUSEUM HOURS:  WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY  10 AM TO 4 PM
2 Park Street, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-6910


Current Exhibitions:


 HISTORY OF CLARKSON UNIVERSITY

Who were the Clarksons? Why did they purchase land in St. Lawrence County?
Why, unlike most land speculators, did they settle in the North Country in the early 1800s?  Why was the University originally called the, "Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology" in 1896? Who was Thomas S. Clarkson? 

We can answer all these questions! 



 
St. Lawrence Academy to SUNY Potsdam:
200 Years of Education
Curated by: Erin Cheney 
 
 


 
 *** ATTENTION  NEW ARRIVAL  for GENEALOGY ***
Cemetery Records for the Town of Potsdam by Katelyn Legacy
(Downloadable / Searchable PDF format)

RESEARCHERS: If you are traveling here to do research-please call ahead and make an appointment so the staff can locate the information you seek.

Sometimes a family file contains just  one obituary from a newspaper, other files may contain dozens of folders, personal letters, etc... 
Thank you! 
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