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Reenactors Josh Blanks and Renee Myers stand in the room used to hide escaping slaves on the Stephen Keese farm in Peru, NY.
Reenactors Josh Blanks and Renee Myers stand in the room used to hide escaping slaves on the Stephen Keese farm in Peru, NY.

DVD Traces Underground Railroad History

The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is releasing a new DVD this month about the activities of the Underground Railroad along the Champlain Valley, Vermont and Quebec. The DVD will be used in classrooms to help interpret numerous sites that tell the story of New York's critical role in the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement. Todd Moe spoke with some of the folks working on the DVD project, including Don Papson, president of the history group. For more information about the DVD, contact the NC Underground Railroad Historical Association: NCUGRHA@aol.com  Go to full article
Sculptor Sally James Farnham's "Spirit of Liberty" is Ogdensburg's Civil War memorial.
Sculptor Sally James Farnham's "Spirit of Liberty" is Ogdensburg's Civil War memorial.

Ogdensburg Celebrates Sculptor Sally James Farnham's Art

The Frederic Remington Art Museum celebrates the life and art of Sally James Farnham, Ogdensburg's other prominent sculptor. Tomorrow during a daylong tribute, the museum will host a book release party for the recently published book, Sally James Farnham: The Art of Being an Artist. The Museum and the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be co-hosting a Centennial Celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Ogdensburg's Civil War monument. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Preview: Civil War Weekend in Massena

NCPR is Media Sponsor for the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's Civil War Reenactment and Living History Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday at Robert Moses State Park in Massena. Events will include Civil War era displays and exhibits, mock battles, activities for children and an open air quilting and stitching show. Todd Moe talks with reenactor Tim Cryderman about this weekend's event.  Go to full article
John Baylis portrays President Lincoln
John Baylis portrays President Lincoln

Preview: Civil War Weekend in Massena

One of the largest Civil War reenactments in the region takes place at Robert Moses State Park in Massena this weekend. Music, cannon fire, military drills and campfire stories are part of the event. More than 5,000 men from St. Lawrence County enlisted in the Civil War, and New York contributed more soldiers to the war than any other state. Todd Moe caught up with John Baylis, of Cassville, NY, during last summer's event. Baylis, who has studied Lincoln's life for years, will portray "Honest Abe" again this weekend.  Go to full article

Honoring Akwesasne's Civil War Veterans

About 30 people gathered in Hogansburg Saturday to honor Native American veterans of the Civil War. Martha Foley talks with historian Don Papson who has researched the role of people of color in the history of the North Country, including the role of Mohawks in the Civil War.  Go to full article
President Lincoln, portrayed by John Baylis, will deliver an  address this Sunday morning at the Massena Center Cemetery honoring local Civil War veterans.
President Lincoln, portrayed by John Baylis, will deliver an address this Sunday morning at the Massena Center Cemetery honoring local Civil War veterans.

Preview: Civil War Weekend in Massena

One of the largest Civil War reenactments in the region takes place at Robert Moses State Park in Massena this weekend. Music, cannon fire, military drilling and campfire stories are part of the event. More than 5,000 men from St. Lawrence County enlisted in the Civil War, and New York contributed more soldiers to the war than any other state. Todd Moe caught up with John Baylis, of Cassville, NY, who will portray President Lincoln this weekend.  Go to full article

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