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Arts, Culture & Heritage

Immerse Yourself in Local Heritage, Culture, and History

Whether you’re in the mood for a world-class art museum, a history lesson, live theater, or outdoor music, St. Lawrence County has it all, all year long.

So Much to Uncover and Discover

Art museums and art galleries can be found all across the region. Craft shows and gift shops featuring local art and artists are very popular. There are performing arts centers and music venues with events all throughout the year. For history buffs out there, we have museums and historic landmarks, unique to every community. There are even battle reenactments and other events dedicated to the history of the region.

Museums and History

Whether you’re interested in historic battles, Prohibition-era rum-running or period architecture, St. Lawrence County has much to offer fans of history in the way of museums, reenactments and historic landmarks.

Check Out these Local Favorites

Singer Castle

Chippewa Bay, NY

Take a tour of Singer Castle in the 1000 islands. Arrive by shuttle or by boat, including private boaters.

Frederic Remington Art Museum

Ogdensburg, NY

Dedicated to the life and work of renowned artist of the Old West. Original sculpture, paintings, drawings and the artist's personal possessions.

Fort de La Presentation

Ogdensburg, NY

Walk the Abbe Piquet trail to learn about the historic Fort de La Presentation, including live battle reenactments and other annual events.

North Country Children's Museum

Potsdam, NY

Enjoy play areas and tinker spaces for all ages to get kids thinking, making, and doing.

Visual and Fine Arts

St. Lawrence County offers a rich and unique visual and fine art experience to visitors, from galleries and museums to more experiential exhibits such as the cross-county Barn Quilt Trails. Shop local pieces by area artists or take time to appreciate more well-known works such as those you can find at the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

Check Out these Local Favorites

The Iva smith Memorial Gallery of Fine Art

Hammond, NY

Home to the artwork of Paul Saphier as well as other artists whose work displays a sense of the sacred in nature or a love of sacred geometry.

TAUNY Center

Canton, NY

TAUNY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of the North Country. The TAUNY Center features exhibits, programs, and The North Country Folkstore.

SLC Arts

Potsdam, NY

SLC Arts' mission is to enrich the vibrancy of the North Country community by cultivating art appreciation and inspiring creative expression.

Performing Arts, Music, & Theatre

From outdoor concert series and touring companies to college performances and community theatre groups, there is no shortage of performing arts entertainment and opportunities. Whether you’re just looking for a bit of live music on a summer evening or you’re an opera fan seeking a fully staged production from the internationally renowned Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam - there’s always something going on.

Live Music Performances

On-Screen Cinema

Prefer to catch some on-screen performances? Check out our area cinemas for current showings.

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