Friday, May 27, 2016

S.C. Pope Building

I found these beauties in my office today. This building was the S.C. Pope Building located at 317-321 Crescent St. It was owned by Gloria Livingston and Rose Carpenter in 1972.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Living History Day

Living History Day was a great success! Here are some photos showing activities throughout the day. #ogdensburghistory

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Living History Day for Local Students

OGDENSBURG – Re-enactors from New York and Canada will present “hands-on history” on May 20 for more than 300 students from the Ogdensburg City Schools, Heuvelton, and Morristown Central School districts. Students are able to experience colonial life through demonstrations of open-hearth cooking, rope making, lighting, butter churning, weaving, toys and this year a biologist will be presenting information about native river life. The students also have the opportunity to complete a scavenger hunt for prizes. This is the seventh year the event has taken place at Van Rensselaer Point the original site of Fort de la PrĂ©sentation, which was constructed in the 1700s. The event is sponsored by the Fort de la PrĂ©sentation Association, Heuvelton Central School, Ogdensburg City Schools, the Heuvelton Lions Club, the Ogdensburg Teacher's Association, the Heuvelton Teacher’s Association, and the Heuvelton PTA. The Fort Association is a not-for-profit corporation based in Ogdensburg. Its mission is to sponsor or benefit the historically accurate reconstruction of Fort de la PrĂ©sentation in close proximity to the original site, and to administer an ongoing presence. Our aim is to unite the community and the region in support of this through fund-raising. Our goals are to educate, to collect, to preserve or maintain, to develop, to research, to document, to interpret and to recreate educational or historical ventures of interest to Ogdensburg and the St. Lawrence Valley.

Seaway Workers to be Honored

The Seaway Development Corporation plans to honor Seaway workers who were killed while working on the Seaway. Read this story to find out more.