Presentation on Amish culture
CHATEAUGAY — The Chateaugay Library is presenting a slideshow and discussion about Amish culture in New York state at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Chateaugay Town Theater.
Karen Johnson-Weiner of SUNY Potsdam will share 25 years of observation, participation, interviews and research in order for attendees to better understand their neighbors.
Amish-prepared refreshments will be available, and a movie about the Amish will follow.
Admission is free, and all are welcome.
Area kids invited
to Heritage Camp
LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid-North Elba Historic Society will be hosting a Heritage Camp from 9 a.m. to noon daily during the week of Aug. 6 at 242 Station St.
Any interested student who is entering grades four, five or six in September is invited to attend. The goal of the five-day experience is for the participants to create a historical exhibit. The students may choose their own subject matter and genre, and the completed projects will be displayed at the society’s Train Station Museum.
Each camp participant will receive individualized instruction and coaching from three area educators. Snacks and T-shirts will also be provided.
The cost is $50 for five sessions, which includes a celebration where the students will present their projects to parents and friends. Scholarships are available.
The camp is being sponsored by the Lake Placid Education Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and the Lake Placid-North Elba Historic Society.
For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Tufano, executive director of the North Elba Historic Society, at email@example.com or 523-6733.
Civil War Day
set for Aug. 18
PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Ave., is hosting Civil War Day at 10 a.m. Aug. 18.
Featured activities include research opportunities, speakers on local Civil War topics, children’s activities, a book sale, music and more. Visitors will be able to learn about their Civil War ancestors and enjoy free admission to the museum.
The event is co-sponsored by Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society and the Historical Association.
For more information, call 561-0340.