Linda RussellMassena, N.Y. This year, the St. Lawrence County Historical Association is proud to welcome Linda Russell as a guest to the 16th annual Civil War Weekend. For sixteen years, Ms. Russell worked as a singing interpreter at the Federal Hall National Memorial before becoming an independent, touring musician specializing in historical programming. She will perform a concert for the public at 12:30pm on Saturday, July 29th, and at 11:30am on Sunday, July 30th, at the reenactment site at Robert Moses State Park in Massena. The concerts are free with admission, which is $4 per person per day and free for veterans and children 6 and under, with a maximum charge of $15 per vehicle.

Civil War Weekend is sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union, with additional support from Niles Asset Management, Stewart’s Shops, Gene and Connie Barto, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Massena AMVETS Post #4, Canton VFW Post #1231, and Gouverneur VFW Post #6338.

For more information, call SLCHA at 315-386-8133, e-mail, or visit the website at

The military camps are open to the public from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and 10am to 2pm on Sunday. Mock battles will be held at 3pm Saturday and 1pm 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 , or on the web at  SLCHA’s 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.




Photo Caption:  Linda Russell, balladeer, will appear at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s 16th annual Civil War Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30 at Robert Moses State Park in Massena, sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union.



Sue Longshore