Civic Center, 2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
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Friday, Oct. 27th, 2017

Bayard D. Clarkson Sr. MD recently visited the Potsdam Public Museum for a tour of the Clarkson Family Exhibition. Pictured here are Erin Cheney (left) and Mimi Van Deusen (right) with Dr. Clarkson in front of the Clarkson genealogy wall, which is part of the exhibition. Dr. Clarkson is the 4th great-grandson of David Clarkson, Born 1726. Thomas S. Clarkson, for whom the University is named, is the... MORE

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 10 AM TO 4 PM

Current Exhibitions:

                   AND  THE CLARKSON FAMILY                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Above: 'Old Main' Clarkson University's first building, c. 1896. Clarkson University opened as,
 "The Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology. It was started in honor of Thomas S. Clarkson (1837-1894) by his sisters Elizabeth, Frederica, and Lavinia Clarkson along with his
 niece Annie Clarkson. Thomas died at age 58 in a quarry accident.

                              St. Lawrence Academy to SUNY Potsdam:
                                                  200 Years of Education
 Curated by: Erin Cheney        

       Above: The State Normal School was built in 1867 across from the Civic Center on Park Street, Potsdam. It was constructed of Potsdam Red Sandstone.  In 1917  it was torn down and replaced with a new building which stands there today. 

by Katelyn Legacy
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2 Park Street, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-6910

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