Saturday, March 1, 2014
Search Your Roots at SLCHA 2nd Saturday
These are great programs and are FREE!!!!! Search Your Roots at SLCHA 2nd Saturday Canton- Open Grandma Moody’s trunk, find a family tree, and learn how to Search Your Roots at 11 AM on Saturday, March 8th, 2014, at the Second Saturday Children’s Program at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. The SLCHA is located at 3 E. Main St. in Canton. This is another in the SLCHA’s series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10. Kids will learn what a family tree is and then have an opportunity to begin creating their own family tree on March 8th. We’ll talk about Grandma Moody’s family tree and then take a tour of the Historical Association’s Research Room. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to stay and assist the children fill in their own family history charts. The 2014 Second Saturday Children’s Programs feature the Treasures from the Attic series, which begins each session with a mysterious old trunk that belonged to “Grandma Moody” (Clarissa Wright’s ancestor) and had been forgotten in the Silas Wright House attic. Each time the trunk is opened the magic begins, as a new object or objects is “discovered” in the trunk. The Treasures from the Attic series is generously sponsored by the Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation. This series is a collaborative effort between the SLCHA and the Fort La Presentation Association. Parents, grandparents, other caregivers and their kids are welcome to attend this free program. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance. The St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 PM, Friday noon to 8 PM. Admission to the museum is free; admission to the archives is free for members and children, $2.50 for college students, and $5 for the general public. The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. Parking is available in the back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance. The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St. Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Second Saturday programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Visit the SLCHA’s website, www.slcha.org, for more information on St. Lawrence County history.