Upcoming Event: 

 Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Fort Tribute July 30-31

Come and enjoy a weekend full of Civil War history!

Bring the whole family out to experience what it was like during the Civil War.

Madrid, NY – Fort Tribute will host a Civil War Weekend, July 30-31,  Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 10 am – 2 pm.  The event sponsored by the St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum and the St. Lawrence County Historical Association.

Visitors will be able to experience camp life, firing demonstrations of artillery and muskets, period cooking, field medical techniques, blacksmithing, lectures, Civil War music and battle skirmishes.   The Fort and other buildings on the Museum grounds of the time period will be open to tours, including the school house, log cabin and blacksmith shop.  Troops from all across New York, Vermont and Canada, portraying both Union and Confederate infantry, artillery, medical and cavalry will provide spectators a glimpse into the past as they darn varying types of uniforms and equipment soldiers had used. 

Fort Tribute is the home to the only monument dedicated to the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from St. Lawrence County.  For more information visit www.forttribute.org or Facebook forttribute.


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:

To celebrate the history of the people in the North Country in the region of the St. Lawrence River, how they lived, and how technology helped shape their lives. The exhibits and programs provided by the Museum focus largely on the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. The Museum includes over 30 buildings and supporting facilities on a 20-acre campus. Exhibits and demonstrations provide opportunity for members and visitors to learn about past generations and how their tools were used and operated. We hope to provide an exciting environment that will stimulate young minds, promote involvement in history and technology, and encourage recollection and reflection among older members of the community.

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.

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