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Clinton County Historical Association

Historic Museums and Attractions
Clinton County Historical Museum on the US Oval Museum Campus. – Roger Harwood

Don't Miss This When Visiting

Not to be missed is CCHA's collection of Redford Glass, produced in Redford, New York from 1831-1851 by the Redford Crown Glass Company. The Redford Glass exhibit features bowls, pitchers, compotes, bottles, tumblers and lamps. "Whimsies," such as glass balls and canes made by Redford Glass workers are also on display.

The mission of the Clinton County Historical Association is to collect and preserve the historical material pertaining to the history of Clinton County, New York, and to interpret and celebrate through exhibits and programs the county's rich history. The museum features displays of paintings, prints, documents, textiles and tools as well as artifacts significant to the Revolutionary War's Battle of Valcour and the War of 1812's Battle of Plattsburgh. One unique way to take in a view of these historic struggles is to check out a diorama of the two battles created by the artist Arto Monaco, which is housed in the main first floor gallery.

The Monday Night Lecture Series features speakers on topics related to North Country history and is offered free to the public on the first Monday of the month at 7 pm from April through December. For more on programs at CCHA visit

The CCHA, and its many volunteers, also acts as stewards of the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island. The Lighthouse is open for free tours for the public on Summer Sundays from 1-3pm.

Clinton County Historical Association is located on the Old Base in Plattsburgh and is part of the Museum Campus, which also includes the Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center and the War of 1812 Museum and The Champlain Valley Transportation Museum.

Suggested Further Reading

Please check the titles at the Museum Bookstore:


Season and Hours Open

Wednesday - Saturday 10am-3pm, Open year round