Wilson Bentley

Canton, N.Y. - Wilson Bentley was a Vermont farmer who was so interested in the structure of snowflakes that he spent decades perfecting a microscope camera in order to photograph them. Learn more about "Snowflake" Bentley at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 14th, 2017, at the Second Saturday Children's Program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. Kids will hear "Snowflake" Bentley's story, enjoy hot cocoa, and make a snowflake to bring home! This is another in the SLCHA's series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10, and their parents or caregivers.

 

Winter-themed children's books, such as The Adirondack Kids: The Pond Hockey Challenge by Justin & Gary VanRiper and Eye on the Iditarod: Aisling's Quest, by Aisling Laura Shepherd and Hope Irvin Marston, are available for purchase at the SLCHA.  Old-fashioned toys like spinning tops, jacks, and Jacob's ladders are also available, and SLCHA members receive a 10% discount on most items in the Gift Shop.

Parents, grandparents, other caregivers and their kids are welcome to attend this free program. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum's main entrance.  The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm, Friday noon to 8 pm.  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 the 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.  Second Saturday 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.  Visit the SLCHA's website, www.slcha.org, for more information on St. Lawrence County history.

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

 

Photo Caption: Wilson Bentley was a Vermont farmer who was so interested in the structure of snowflakes that he spent decades perfecting a microscope camera in order to photograph them. Learn more about "Snowflake" Bentley at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 14th, 2017, at the Second Saturday Children's Program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. Kids will hear "Snowflake" Bentley's story, enjoy hot cocoa, and make a snowflake to bring home! This is another in the SLCHA's series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10, and their parents or caregivers. Pictured is Wilson Bentley with his camera. [Image from Wikimedia Commons]