Upcoming Event: Spring Exhibition Show June 11-12, 2022 from 9am to 4pm!
Antique Tractors, Collections Building, Saw Mills, Maple Shack, Fort Tribute, Attic Treasure Sale, Women’s Skillet Toss(Sign up sheet can be found under Events tab), Kids Pedal Tractor Race, Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls, Garden Tractor pulls, merchandise for sale, food, drinks, ice cream, and so much more!
Museum Members: Do you have a
museum-related exhibit and/or display such as engines or tractors and want to
show it off at our June show? Message us on Facebook or Contact Ron Shepard or Alie Rivers!
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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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
Moving the Nevin Memorial Church from the Town of Lisbon to the Museum’s Village Green is taking place in two phases, relocation and restoration. Phase one is nearly complete but was full of surprises. Work began by removing the pews, wall hangings, and other furniture. Then the carpet, the new floor, and what remained of