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

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

News

Monday, Mar. 16th, 2020

 We are CLOSED to the public until further notice - But the staff remains connected by email and phone to answer your requests!

email: museum @ vi.potsdam.ny.us

phone: 315-265-6910

Stay calm and study history!

Food for thought: The history of toilet paper:
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 Untitled Document


COVID-19 update
April 1, 2020
MUSEUM CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We have closed until further notice due to COVID-19; in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, protect the public and our employees.

Village of Potsdam, April 1st, announced it will close the Civic Center on Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3. The Civic Center will be open on Monday April 6th with a pas-through to pay water and sewer bills.


HISTORY OF THE SPANISH FLU OF 1918 from SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE:


A bit of history on toilet paper:)

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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? 
A History of Telecommunications
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM 


 

   Collected from the people of Potsdam, we are showcasing different forms of communication and telecommunication. We are displaying the following items; computers, telephones, radios, cell phones, game consoles (like Nintendo 64), typewriters, lanterns, clocks and much more! 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  


RESEARCHERS: If you are traveling to the museum to do research, please call ahead and make an appointment so the staff can locate the appropriate files. Sometimes a family file contains just one obituary from a newspaper, other files may contain dozens of folders and personal letters.
This Museum is handicap accessible. 
 

2 Park Street . Civic Center . Potsdam . NY . 13676
315.265.6910