Friday, Sep. 20th, 2019
NEW EXHIBIT at the museum: TECHNOLOGY, curated by Celina Patterson, consists of cell phones, gaming devices and musical... MORE
The CHINA exhibit closes Oct. 25th, 2019
OPEN Tuesday through Friday 10 to 4
CHINA - Land of Silk and Dragons
The artifacts on display are from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). This embroidered robe, c 1900, is silk with images of flora and fauna that include; chrysanthemums that represent longevity, lotus for purity, butterflies for young love, peony for loyalty and virtue, pairs of fish for abundance, pine branches for ability to withstand adversity, and peaches for longevity.
This robe was donated by Newell P. and Helen Allen. Newell Allen's father Freeman Allen was a history Professor at the Potsdam Normal School - the predecessor of SUNY Potsdam.
Much of the Chinese collection at the museum was donated to the museum by Dr. Hans Egon Scheyer.
RESEARCHERS: If you are traveling here to do research-please call ahead and make an appointment so the staff can locate the information you seek.
2 Park Street, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676
Sometimes a family file contains just one obituary from a newspaper, other files may contain dozens of folders, personal letters, etc...
This Museum is handicap accessible. Enter at the Emergency Services entrance by the municipal parking lot, the elevator is in lobby. Go to 2nd floor and follow signs to Museum!