Civic Center, 2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
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Thursday, May. 4th, 2017

The History of Clarkson University and the Clarkson Family combines materials  on loan from Clarkson University, the museum's collections and private collectors, together for the first time!

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MUSEUM HOURS:  WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY
 10 AM TO 4 PM

2 Park Street, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676
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GENEALOGY HELP!
by Katelyn Legacy
(Downloadable / Searchable PDF format)


Current Exhibitions:

 HISTORY OF CLARKSON UNIVERSITY 
                   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. 


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.

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