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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

SLPEM Ladies Skillet Toss June 9 Sign-up Form

Attention Ladies! Looking for something fun and different to try! During our Spring Exhibition we will be hosting a Women’s Skillet Toss! 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 will be

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2024 SLPEM Board of Trustees

On Saturday March 2, 2024 the SLPEM held its annual Members Meeting. New Board Memebers are Ken Friedel, Bruce Thompson, and Curt Smith.  New Vice President is Scott Wilson. Exiting Members are Kirke Perry (Past Vice President), Gibby Rivers, and Ron Day. The Museum would like to thank these three for their time and dedication

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SLPEM Spring Exhibition / Gathering of the Orange June 9-11, 2023

In June the SLPEM held its annual Spring Exhibition along with the Gathering of the Orange Allis-Chalmers Tractor Show (GOTO). Many volunteers showed up to help throughout the weekend! We had a full schedule all 3-days with live demonstrations at the Saw and Shingle Mills, along with at the Blacksmith Shop. A quilt show was

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Tractor Parade June 2023

The June Show Tractor Parade had lots of different tractors this year with members of the Gathering of the Orange joining in! Below is a video of the parade and some photos.

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