Native American Artifacts
The collection of over 1,000 Native American artifacts stored at the Clinton County Historical Museum provides strong evidence of a Native American population in pre-colonial Clinton County
The museum's lithic and pottery collection spans a period of over 9000 years, to include the paleo, archaic, and contact periods
The Museum's Collections Committee meets once a month to review all incoming donations to the Museum. If you have something you'd like to donate to the Museum, please email email@example.com or mail your list of objects to
98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY
In your email or letter, include the following
information about your object (s):
Description of the object
Condition of the object
Photo or scans of the object
Relevance to Clinton County history
Provenance of the item
WHAT DO WE COLLECT?
We collect items with a connection to Clinton County
It may have been made here, belonged to someone here, connected to an event here, etc.
Other criteria include:
Artifact size and condition
Restrictions on the donation
Number of like artifacts in the collection
We are NOT accepting objects on
long term loan at this time
Since it's establishment in 1945, the Clinton County Historical Association and Museum
has established a collection of over 30,000 artifacts from Clinton County.
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Edwin Murphy - WWI Scrapbook
Capt. Murphy trained as an officer at Plattsburgh in the May 8, 1917, Officers’ Military Training Camp. The United States declared war on Germany just a month earlier. He graduated from Fordham University in 1914 and Fordham Law School in 1917
Bull's eye glass
The bull's eye is the center of a large table of glass - often it was scrapped and remelted to make more crown glass - but people valued them for their appearance and saved them from . It's the make made by tapping the puntil or punty stick off the glass table.
Redford glass jug
Redford glass makers were influenced by German glass makers who came to this country before the revolution. The green color comes from the iron content in the sand used in the glass-making process