Thursday, May. 4th, 2017
The History of Clarkson University and the Clarkson Family Exhibition is currently a work in progress and will be fully completed for Summer Festival July 13. This exhibit combines materials on loan from Clarkson University, the museum's collections and private collectors, together for the first time!
MUSEUM HOURS: WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY
10 AM TO 4 PM
2 Park Street, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676
HISTORY OF CLARKSON UNIVERSITY
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
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.
RESEARCHERS: If you are traveling here to do research-please call ahead and make an appointment so the staff can locate the information you seek.
Sometimes a family file contains just one
obituary from a newspaper, other files may contain dozens of folders, personal letters,