New Exhibits

An amazing display of First People (Native American) artifacts – two cases – some items dating back thousands of years.

An 8′ case honoring farmers with artifacts from milk bottles and cheese boxes to a corn shucker and many other farm items.

A combined Consaul-Hall Company and railroad display including maps, photos and various memorabilia.

Display with many pictures of muskies and other various fish caught over the years located in the front window.

A ‘Then & Now” display showing pictures of 5 buildings as they once were and pictures of how they look now – display includes names of all businesses that have been in buildings as well as artifacts from the various businesses.

A sitting room which includes a cabinet of dishes which were sold at Empsall’s Store and a cabinet of women’s accessories.

A small display honoring Sophia LaLonde as the originator of Sophia’s Sauce which was later named Thousand Island Dressing.

Permanent Exhibits

A Military Display dating from the Civil War to Operation Iraqi Freedom – includes original Civil War documents. The Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Clayton resident, Joseph Lonsway, during the Civil War is part of the display

911 Display Including a piece of steel from the Twin Towers

One Room Schoolhouse

Display put together by the Clayton Diving Club which includes artifacts and pictures of boats as well as underwater pictures of shipwrecks.

A Country Kitchen

Other Exhibits

Frontenac Hotel and Calumet Island Display, both were owned by Charles G. Emery. Display includes artifacts as well as pictures.

Horse Racing on Ice

Alpheus Keech – Paintings & Paddles

St. Lawrence Skiff

Frink Sno-Plows display including salesman model of “V” plow which was invented by Carl Frink

Upright Steinway piano ordered by Mrs. Emery for her husband for their summer home, Calumet Castle with mirror hanging over piano that once graced the castle.

Display of tools used by Turgeon family who were local boat builders – wood working tools from 1800s and early 1900s

Indian basket display which includes baskets made by John Bush, a Mohawk Indian who was an early settler in Clayton. Display also includes Bush’s basket making tools and supplies