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

Welcome to Potsdam Public Museum, Potsdam, N.Y.


Monday, Mar. 16th, 2020

 We are CLOSED to the public until further notice - But the staff remains connected by email and phone to answer your requests!

email: museum @

phone: 315-265-6910

Stay calm and study history!

Food for thought: The history of toilet paper:
... MORE

 Untitled Document

April 3, 2020

We have closed until further notice due to COVID-19;  to help slow the spread of the virus, protect the public, and our employees.
However... we have some homework for you!

Pin Point Potsdam is an on-line project we are rolling out now because we need your help and you may have TIME on your hands or know a young scholar looking for something challenging!
Stay Tuned....
A History of Telecommunications
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM 


   Collected from the people of Potsdam, we are showcasing different forms of communication and telecommunication. We are displaying the following items; computers, telephones, radios, cell phones, game consoles (like Nintendo 64), typewriters, lanterns, clocks and much more! 


RESEARCHERS: If you are traveling to the museum to do research, please call ahead and make an appointment so the staff can locate the appropriate files. Sometimes a family file contains just one obituary from a newspaper, other files may contain dozens of folders and personal letters.
This Museum is handicap accessible. 

2 Park Street . Civic Center . Potsdam . NY . 13676