Canton Baseball TeamMassena, N.Y. - If you're a fan of baseball, you should make a point to visit the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's 15th annual Civil War reenactment at Robert Moses State Park in Massena bright and early on the morning of Saturday, July 30th! A game of rounders - a sport descended from the same ancestor as modern baseball - will be played at 10:30am in a moment of peace before the battle, followed by the roll call of local soldiers at 11am and a women's and children's frying pan toss at 11:30 (spectators are welcome to participate!).

The Civil War Weekend is sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union, with additional support from Stewart's Shops, Gene and Connie Barto, Niles Asset Management, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Massena AMVETS Post #4, Canton VFW Post #1231, and the Parkway Auto Group.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association presents the weekend, which is hosted by the 2nd Michigan, Co. E and Alexander's Battery reenactment units. Admission is $4 per person per day, free for veterans and children 6 and under, maximum charge of $16 per vehicle. For more information, call SLCHA at 315-386-8133, e-mail info@slcha.org, or visit the website at www.slcha.org.  

The military camps are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Mock battles will be at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Closing ceremonies will follow the Sunday battle. The Marine Corps League, St. Lawrence County Detachment #408 will provide a food concession both days.

The Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St. Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, contact the SLCHA at 315-386-8133, e-mail info@slcha.org , or on the web at www.slcha.org  SLCHA's exhibits and programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Photo Caption: The members of the Canton baseball team in the late 1860s or 1870s. Don't miss the game of rounders, a baseball variant, that will be played at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's 15th annual Civil War reenactment, Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31 at Robert Moses State Park in Massena, sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union. [Photo is courtesy of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association]


Contact: Sue Longshore, Executive Director, St. Lawrence County Historical Assn.
315-386-8133, e-mail Suel@slcha.org