Are you looking for something to do in your spare time?

Do you enjoy learning about history?

We are always looking for new members to join us at the museum!

Our Mission Statement:

The St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum preserves and teaches the history of how people of the North Country of New York lived and how earlier technologies and events helped shape their lives. History comes alive through demonstrations, interpretive displays, living history and collections among historical and exhibit buildings. Smaller historical organizations have an opportunity to create their own programs and facilities. The Museum supports the region’s tourism. It is directed and operated almost entirely by volunteers.


The Museum had its most challenging yet successful year in 2021. Activities were made possible by a lull in the COVID episode and by following rules for gatherings. Masks were worn as needed, personal separation maintained, hands washed. and temperatures taken. In addition to our regular open days, the annual Spring and Fall Shows, and Pumpkin Patch Party, the Museum hosted the County Chamber of Commerce’s second Crafts, Food, and Wine Festival and a great Civil War Weekend in cooperation with the County Historical Association. The Museum also began construction of a Print Shop, and the relocation of the Nevin Memorial Church from Lisbon. Work continues at the Log Cabin and Wood Shop.

The Museum is a 501(c)(3) education corporation provisionally chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. It is operated by an all-volunteer organization. Even with its remarkable volunteers, more will be needed this year. Anyone with an interest in history, preservation of the region’s past, and having great fun will be welcome.

Explore Our Most Recent News Posts

Leon Goolden Interview

Kelsey O’Shea, granddaughter of Barb Fisher, met with Leon Goolden and put together these great videos for us! Thank you for these Kelsey! The link below will take you to one other video from our Facebook page!    

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John Castle donation to Fort Tribute

SLPEM Museum member and volunteer John Castle recently provided Fort Tribute with photos and the history of three of his relatives, who served in regiments from St. Lawrence County. These are now added to our collection of local men, along with a brief history of each for visitors to learn more about the people behind

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Women’s Skillet Toss Sign Ups

Looking for something fun and different to try! During our Spring Show, June 11-12, 2022 we will be hosting a Women’s Skillet Toss Competition! You read that right, a SKILLET toss! Skillet will be a 9” – 8 lbs. cast iron – best of two throws for distance. Number of inches off from center line

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Pumpkin Patch Party October 2021

  On Saturday October 2, 2021 we held our Annual Pumpkin Patch Party. Although it was a rainy day we didn’t let that stop us from having some fun. Pumpkins were painted and fun was had with games, popcorn, and apple cider.

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Exhibit: Wood Shop

October 2019 construction began for the Wood Shop. As soon as the build was dried in,  the relocation of the Stowe family’s ca. 1900 wood working machines, lineshafts, pulleys and belts got underway.

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