Civic Center, 2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-6910

Welcome to Potsdam Public Museum, Potsdam, N.Y.


Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 2016

Politics as usual? On display will be National, State and Local political memorabilia including political buttons from the 1896 Roosevelt presidential campaign, Nixon, Bush, Ford, images from the museum's archives of presidential visits to Potsdam and lawn signs from local elections, an election booth used at the turn of this century in Potsdam,  

 Untitled Document

 *** NEW ARRIVAL for Researchers ***
Cemetery Records for the Town of Potsdam by Katelyn Legacy
(Downloadable / Searchable PDF format)

 April  through September 2016
Curated by Dr. Laura Desmond and Potsdam Historian Mimi Van Deusen

 "Flesh & Ink: Tattoo Histories" explores the cultural, artistic, and personal significance of tattoos, past and present. The multimedia exhibit will include historical and contemporary examples of tattoo flash art and equipment, videos documenting the tattoo process, a photo-documentary project about tattoos and identity, and the work of local tattoo artists.

The Potsdam Public Museum is asking residents of Potsdam to submit photos of their tattoos to be included in the show. We would also be happy to include people from outside the area who got their tattoos in Potsdam.

Click HERE to fill out and submit a brief questionnaire about your tattoo and for directions for submitting a photo of your tattoo. Call the Museum at 315-265-6910 for more information or to have a questionnaire mailed to you.

The images at the left are taken from a collection of tattoo flash art and equipment from the 1920s and 30s donated to the Museum in 1985. The works, by Schofield, will be included in the exhibition.


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RESEARCHERS: If you are traveling here to do research-please call ahead and make an appoinment so the staff can locate the information you seek.

Sometimes a family file contains just  one obituary from a newspaper, other files may contain dozens of folders, personal letters, etc... 
Thank you!