Tuesday, Jun. 18th, 2013
Sunday June 23rd at 2PM the museum will host the Friends annual meeting at the museum at 2 Park Street, Potsdam, in the Civic Center. After a brief meeting the museum curator, Mimi Van Deusen will present a PowerPoint presentation on Potsdam Sandstone. Strawberry shortcake will be served. The meeting is free and the public is invited!
The Potsdam Public Museum was founded in 1940 and is a local history museum with an extensive public archive.
first 1/2 hour is free, $ 15/hr thereafter. Look on the
"Archives and Library" tab on your left, for a complete list of family names.
TRAVELING THROUGH POSTCARDS: A display featuring 32 historic postcards from 25 different nations from Japan to Iceland to Panama to Hungary. This new exhibit features postcards donated by a variety of individuals which were acquired on various trips abroad. The postcards date between 1910 and 1935.
Our current exhibitions include: VICTORIAN STYLE, featuring period fashions, dolls, silver, accessories, games, toys and a Victorian parlor. On display are gadgets such as hand-cranked coffee mills, a cast iron apple peeler, kerosine lamps, meat choppers and a fluting iron to put pleats into ones stylish collars and cuffs. There are beaver top hats, button-up shoes, silver handled canes, and a collection of wreaths and jewelry made of human hair!