On that subject...
This barn loom was donated in memory of Flora... MORE
A baseball uniform of the Potsdam Indians of the old Northern New York Amateur League has been donated by Dan Hurley who played center field for the team from 1951 through 1954.
The Potsdam Public Museum has recently received a... MORE
On Sunday April 14th more than 50 enthusiastic... MORE
Members of the Crane Harp Ensemble, under the... MORE
Tuesday, March 19th at Noon - Jane... MORE
The Museum lost a real Friend of the museum on... MORE
Potsdam Pee Wee Hockey Team1966-67, with Coach... MORE
Unusual Paper Dolls!The Potsdam Antique Study... MORE
MAPLE SUGAR SEASON!This may be our earliest image... MORE
Betty Weeks (center) with friends Mary Theisen... MORE
Remembering Betty Weeks- she passed way one year... MORE
The staff at the Potsdam Museum has taken great... MORE
JANUARY - COLLECTIONS CARE AND INVENTORY MONTH - OPEN regular hours Friday and Saturday and by appointment Tues - Thursday!
January is collections care and inventory month... MORE
December 4 through the 13th Guided School tours... MORE
The 2012 Sandstone Festival was a great success.... MORE
POTSDAM SANDSTONE... MORE
Potsdam High School Mega Reunion August 10,... MORE
Visit the museum booth at the summer festival... MORE
The Friends of the Museum annual meeting and... MORE
Dorothy Gordanier wanted the museum to have this... MORE
The Cecilie Garden is located in Lehman Park,... MORE
Area Fourth Grader teachers are encouraged to... MORE
This Tri-corner hat is made of felted beaver and... MORE
Museum intern, Courtney Doyle, who will be... MORE
Maple Sugaring photos from the archives are on view at the Maple Run Emporium, Market Street, Potsdam.
This image taken round 1895 shows a group of... MORE
SPINNING DEMONSTRATION- On Saturday, Feb 18 from... MORE
Brought to light during the January inventory of... MORE
Sunday- January 29 at 2pmThe St. Lawrence County... MORE
The museum has been conducting inventory this... MORE
On a snowy January morning a group of volunteers... MORE
Members of Clarkson's Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity... MORE
Louis White (1923-2011) was a long time resident... MORE
Twenty-five members of the Onondaga Hill Antiques... MORE
In 1940, Frank and Harriet Burnapdonated a... MORE
The Friends of the Museum, funded a trip for the... MORE
On a warm August night in 1889, Barnum and Bailey... MORE
A History of the Potsdam Town and Country Club:1921- 2010 was recently presented to the museum by co-author Diane Hansen.
POTSDAM SUMMER FESTIVAL !Many thanks to all the... MORE
THE COVER-UP: Coverlets, Looms and Spinning... MORE
The public is invited to attend the annual... MORE
MAYOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN POTSDAM2pm... MORE
THURSDAY MAY 5TH7 PMNorth Country Heritage... MORE
FRIENDSHIP QUILTc. 1880-90Diamond PatternMade by... MORE
Dorothy Gordanier and her daughter Tenny Czerpak at home in one of the earliest Potsdam sandstone dwellings.
Dorothy Gordanier who reached 100 years of age in... MORE
ICE COLD POTSDAM- A history of Ice Skating, Ice... MORE
ADIRONDACK ICE: Slide show and Book Signing by... MORE
William Beebe, local artist will feature RECENT... MORE
On Saturday February 12, 2011 Peter Dart of... MORE
Potsdam High School Jazz Band with director... MORE
Gary Grahling and his wife Diane (Dewey)... MORE
This Amish made oak table and chairs are a recent gift to the museum from The Sweetgrass Foundation.
For the young and the young at heart, there is a... MORE
Wednesday, September 15th 7 PM SOAR presents... MORE
Friday, May 13, 2011
This image was taken on the Racquette River near Potsdam in May of 1884. Boating become the craze of the leisure class after the Civil War. In the late 1870s. J. Henry Rushton (1843-1906) of Canton, built his first boat, a canoe, in 1873. By 1876,
the first national mention of a Rushton boat appeared in Forest and Stream magazine.
By the 1880s, Rushton's boats, canoes and paddles were on display at world's
fairs and expos. Rushton's boat shop in Canton produced a large variety of
watercraft from canoes and rowboats, to guideboats, skiffs, sailboats and
even steam and motor boats. We are researching this image to confirm if these boats are indeed Rushton's. May 13, 14, 15th was the 50th anniversary of the Rushton Canow Races in Canton. For more information on Rushton and the canoe races visit:http://www.slvpaddlers.org/hccwhome.htm