MUSEUM EVOLUTION

THE 1976 - 1999 Early History IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

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THE MUSEUM DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT MAP

Please visit the buildings section, or others, on the main page for more information and pictures.



October 25, 2014 ==== ANTIQUE TRACTOR COLLECTION BUILDING

In what may have been a record construction time, for the Museum, the new Tractor Collecton Building was mostly completed in December 2014. From breaking ground on October 30, 2013 to painting on November 10, 2014 project Chairman, Reggie Chester kept everything on scedule with help from Museum sawn lumber, generous donations and eager workers freed up a lot of Museum space by having a home for our antique tractors that has grown to 25 plus. The building is 50' x 100' with a work shop and has become the kids tractor pull arena during the exhibitions.


August 30, 2014 ==== SCHOOLHOUSE No12

A schoolhouse was always in the Museum's plans and when Roger Austin located one for the taking, he went into action and from the building's discovery in May of 2010 to Dedication on August 30, 2014. Schoolhouse project visionary, Committe Chairman, and tireless worker Roger Austin covered all phases of the project from teardown to transport and assembly with many Museum members donated help. The building's link at this site includes a facinating detailed report and pictures on all phases of the project.

Even before the Museum acquired Schoolhouse No 12, Friends of The Schoolhouse Chair and Schoolmarm, Judy Liscum, was devoted to the history of one room schoolhouses, as evidenced in her book, "Stepping Back in Time Tales from the Country Schools". Judy's book is available at the Schoolhouse for $15. The proceeds are donated for the support of the Schoolhouse


July 2, 2014 ==== REGENTS EXTENDS MUSEUM'S CHARTER

The Museum received notice that on July 2, 2014, the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York granted the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum a five-year extension of their provisional charter. The application for the extension had been sent to the Regents on March 21 of this year. Retaining our charter is an essential part of the administration of the Museum. The Regents are provided information on the activities of the Museum, financial reports, and tax records. Our goal is to become fully chartered.


January 1, 2013 -- December 31, 2013 ===== GOOLDEN - MANN MONUMENT, TRACTOR BUILDING ENVISIONED, MUSEUM 101 PROGRAMS BEGIN

The monument honoring the Goolden - Mann families, previous farm owners, was built, erected and then dedicated at the Fall Exhibition. The Antique Tractor Exhibit Building Fundraising was started. Museum 101 programs enacted. A verticle sawmill building was constructed. Gas Station gets pumps. The Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority donated the rail road motor car. The Pumphouse at the Goolden - Mann farm opens to visitors. A Civil War encampment of the 11th New York Regiment joined Harvest Days. Schoolhouse #12 gets new siding.


January 1, 2012 -- December 31, 2012 ===== FIRST ANTIQUE TRUCK SHOW ...

Along with ongoing construction projects from 2011 the Museum made it's first outing to the Norwood 4th of July parade. In August the first Antique Truck show was held. The Board of Trustees created the SLPEM Endowment Fund late in the year.


January 1, 2011 -- December 31, 2011 ===== AN EXTREMELY BUSY YEAR ...

The Horse Drawn Equipment Building, Saw Mill Building and Public Toilets were completed. Schoolhouse # 12 was sucessfully moved to the Museum site and reassembled. The Curtis Windmill was put in operatiom.


December 23, 2010 ===== WALKER GRANARY MOVED TO THE MUSEUM GROUNDS


September 2010 ===== COBBLER SHOP COMPLETED


October 2010 ===== GAS STATION


October 2009 ===== HORSE - DRAWN BUILDING PLANNED

The Museum has received a gift of $74,250 to be used as seed-money for the construction of a building to house horse-drawn equipment. The funds were provided by the family of P.E. Merrill, founder of the Merrill Transport Company through an advised grant from the Maine Community Foundation. The funds will be used to match other gifts earmarked for this new building.


July 2009 ===== MAPLE PRODUCERS BUILDING COMPLETED


November 13, 2008 == AUBERTINE GRANT for the collections building. click here for the story


August 31, 2008 == Membership has surpassed 700 after the Fall Exihibition !


June 26, 2008 == PAVILION CONSTRUCTION ! ! ! click here for the story and pictures


April 30, 2008 == PAVILION GROUND BREAKING ! ! ! click here for the story and pictures




August 13, 2006 ... Open House and Ribbon Cutting at the Goolden-Mann farm in Madrid

The Museum hosted an Open House on Sunday, August 13, at its new home at the Goolden-Mann farm on 1755 State Route 345, Madrid with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony.





August 12, 2006 ... PRESIDENT, ROSS GOODYEAR HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE MUSEUM CLOSED ON THE LAND AND IS THE NEW OWNER AS OF 8/12/06.


March, 2006

With nearly one third of the 120,000 dollar goal in the Museum's development fund President Goodyear announced a membership fund raising drive to show future donors our serious commitment to the project. A suggestion of 200 dollars per member, in the next year, was made. Saleable equipment donations would be accepted. Donations may be made in a lump sum, quartly payments or whatever a member is comfortable with. Larger donations are encouraged. No member is in any way required to donate any sum but all donations for the development fund are greatly appreciated.This will give us a good jump start to the future approach of soliciting grants, corporate funding and other income sources .

Anyone wishing to make a donation should mail it to the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum, PO Box 400, Madrid, NY 13660. On the check please note the donation is for the development fund. Those interested in becoming a member of the Museum should send their name, contact information, and $15.00 dues to the same address. Spouses of members, interested in joining, may do so at no additional cost. Contact any trustee for further information. Click on the officers link for that information.

Jan 29, 2006 ... St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum Chooses Madrid Site !!!

Members of the Museum have chosen the Madrid site to develop permanent museum facilities. The selection was made at the annual meeting in Heuvelton on 1/29/06, culminating a 30 month search. The farm is located at the intersection of State Highway 310 and 345 in Madrid, NY . It consists of 115 acres. Facing Highway 345 are a white house, dairy barn, milk house, grainery, piggery, and outhouse. The farm is reportedly over 100 years old.

The farm was offered exclusively, at about one half apprasised value, to the Museum by Leon and Carole Goolden of Colton NY. They had read articles about the Museum's plans in the newspaper and felt that their farm met it's requirements. It has been in their family for over 70 years. Their generous offer is intended to benefit the region and be a tribute to the parents and grandparents of Mr. Goolden.

1976 - 1999 Early History == click here for the story