Sunday, December 30, 2018

US Presidents in Clinton County Talk in Plattsburgh

The Clinton County Historical Association has announced a program “Connections with History: U.S. Presidents in Clinton County,” set for Monday, January 14, at 4 pm, at the Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh.

“Connections with History” is an illustrated talk on U.S. Presidents and other important historical figures who have visited Clinton County and their connections with each other.

With historic photos from the Clinton County Historical Association and the National Archives, presenter Roger Black will journey from 1897 when President William McKinley and Vice President Garret Hobart vacationed at the Hotel Champlain at Bluff Point through visits by William Howard Taft and Teddy Roosevelt to Cliff Haven and Plattsburgh.

The story will also include connections with the Spanish American War and the U.S. invasion of Cuba and Plattsburgh’s involvement in training troops for World War I.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here or call (518) 561-0340.

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