Two tours are scheduled next month to explore regional museums!
Antique Boat Museum Tour
August 12, 2022
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join North Country peers at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY.
Attendees will tour the museum including La Duchesse houseboat, the museum library and archives, the boat workshop, and the Don Doebler Collections Storage Facility aka The Doebler.
After touring The Doebler, attendees are invited to the Wood Boat Brewery just blocks from the Museum where we’ll be joined by Ben Ioset, Texas A&M Anthropologist, who is in town for a presentation he will be giving at the Museum later that evening.
- Participate in tours of the collection, facility, and operations led by expert staff and volunteers.
- Explore this unique museum and collection and learn about its historical and cultural importance in the greater Northern NY community.
- Discover and connect with regional peers.
Register by Wednesday, August 3, 2022!
North Star Underground Railroad Museum Tour
August 19, 2022
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join North Country peers at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum in Ausable Chasm, NY.
Attendees will tour the museum with President Jacqueline Madison who will share the history of the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad, regional work in freeing formerly enslaved people, and today’s stories of crossing the Northern border.
Jacqueline will share the museum’s history and development as well as plans for the future! She will also provide a history of the area as we’ll venture to local historic sites that were part of the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad which will include the former Quaker Union and the Stephen Keese Smith farm that has the hidden room in the barn.
Following the program, attendees are invited to the Ausable Brewing Company in nearby Keeseville for continued conversation and discussion.
Register by Wednesday, August 10, 2022!
Lunch will be included as well as admission to the museum. Purchases at the Ausable Brewing Company are on one’s own.