WETaylor - canoesCanton, N.Y. – Planning to attend the Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races? Brush up on your J. H. Rushton history at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association! The SLCHA's North Country Annex houses an exhibit, J. Henry Rushton: the Stradivarius of the Canoe, featuring several antique Rushton boats, oars, models, and historic photographs of the Rushton workshop, canoeing camps, and boats. Upstairs in the museum, a second exhibit, Paddling to Perfection, contains photographs of American Canoe Association meets in the Thousand Islands, as well as artifacts and ephemera relating to Rushton's display at the 1893 Columbian Exposition/Chicago World's Fair.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m., Friday noon to 8 p.m.  Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public.  The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton.  Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St. Lawrence County history.  For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail info@slcha.org.  The Patricia Harrington Carson Brown Bag Lunch series is 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.  Visit the SLCHA’s website, www.slcha.org, for more information on St. Lawrence County history.

 

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Contact: 

Sue Longshore

St. Lawrence County Historical Association

 (315) 386-8133

info@slcha.org

 

Photo Caption: Planning to attend the Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races? Brush up on your J. H. Rushton history at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association! The SLCHA's North Country Annex houses an exhibit, J. Henry Rushton: the Stradivarius of the Canoe, featuring several antique Rushton boats, oars, models, and historic photographs of the Rushton workshop, canoeing camps, and boats. Upstairs in the museum, a second exhibit, Paddling to Perfection, contains photographs of American Canoe Association meets in the Thousand Islands, as well as artifacts and ephemera relating to Rushton's display at the 1893 Columbian Exposition/Chicago World's Fair. The SLCHA, located at 3 E. Main St in Canton, is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m., Friday noon to 8 p.m. (Image is courtesy of the SLCHA.)