Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Clinton County History Conference Planned

Clinton County, NY Map 1856A Clinton County History Conference has been set for Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy.

The conference will is planned with historians and interested members of the public in mind.  Topics will include preserving historic buildings, erecting historic markers, encouraging heritage tourism, safely preserving grave stones, and local genealogy.

Opening the conference will be New York State Historian Devin Lander, who will give remarks at 9:30 am.  Additional speakers include representatives from the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Association, the Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society, the Saranac Chapter of the DAR, the North Country Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, SUNY Plattsburgh Special Collections and Lakes to Locks, plus the Clinton County Historian Anastasia Pratt and Town of Beekmantown Historian Gary VanCour.

The Conference is open to the public. To register, contact Geri Favreau at [email protected] or (518) 569-8984 by Friday, June 7. The registration fee is $15 and includes coffee, breakfast pastries, lunch and handouts.

The Town Hall is handicap accessible and has ample parking. The conference is presented by the Clinton County Historian, Clinton County Historical Association, Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance and the Town of Beekmantown.

Illustration: 1856 Map of Clinton County, N.Y [online here].

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