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Tue, Apr 30


Ogdensburg History Museum

New Exhibit Unveiling

Harry Horwood, City's Early Industry Exhibits Open April 30th At Ogdensburg History Museum

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New Exhibit Unveiling
New Exhibit Unveiling

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Apr 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ogdensburg History Museum, 206 Ford St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669, USA

About the event

Two new exhibits on Ogdensburg’s Early Industries and famed gilded age artisan Harry Horwood’s Stained Glass will be unveiled on Tuesday, April 30 at the Ogdensburg History Museum. A talk by local historian David Martin at 6 p.m. will precede the formal unveiling of the exhibits at the museum at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Museum members can attend for free. Ogdensburg’s famed artisan Harry Horwood (1838 - 1917) came to Canada from England in the early 1850s and started working as a stained glass maker in Toronto. He later opened stained glass businesses in Ogdensburg and Prescott, Ontario. Today, his works can be found at Ottawa’s Notre Dame Cathedral and Public Library, Maitland, Ontario’s Blue Church and St. James Anglican Church, the Universalist Church in Henderson New York, Prescott, Ontario’s St John's Anglican Church and at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church as well as Ogdensburg’s Frederic Remington Museum, First Presbyterian Church, Notre Dame Church, Congregational Church, and the First Baptist Church.

The other exhibit will detail Ogdensburg’s early role as the industrial center of Northern New York and southern Ontario with exhibits showing how the early settlers harnessed the Oswegatchie River’s water power to run grist mills, sawmills and operate businesses like distilleries and leather works to attract the pioneer families from both sides of the St. Lawrence River to come to Ogdensburg.

“The Ogdensburg History Museum is proud to invite the public to see our latest exhibits and to learn about one of the gilded age’s great artists from our area,” said Museum Vice President James Reagen. “Since our small group of volunteers opened the museum just a year and a half ago, we have worked hard to tell the fascinating stories of our community’s rich cultural history. With the help of the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency and the Sweetgrass Foundation, we have been developing professional exhibits to help interpret our community’s colorful past.”


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