Civic Center, 2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
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Welcome to Potsdam Public Museum, Potsdam, N.Y.


Thursday, Dec. 7th, 2017

Mrs. Livernoise' 4th grade class from LAES visit the museum and learn about the Clarkson Family History and... MORE

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Current Exhibitions:

                   AND  THE CLARKSON FAMILY                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Above: 'Old Main' Clarkson University's first building, c. 1896. Clarkson University opened as,
 "The Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology. It was started in honor of Thomas S. Clarkson (1837-1894) by his sisters Elizabeth, Frederica, and Lavinia Clarkson along with his
 niece Annie Clarkson. Thomas died at age 58 in a quarry accident.

                              St. Lawrence Academy to SUNY Potsdam:
                                                  200 Years of Education
 Curated by: Erin Cheney        

       Above: The State Normal School was built in 1867 across from the Civic Center on Park Street, Potsdam. It was constructed of Potsdam Red Sandstone.  In 1917  it was torn down and replaced with a new building which stands there today. 

by Katelyn Legacy
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2 Park Street, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676
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