Clinton County Historian

Dr. Anastasia Pratt, County Historian
Clinton County Government Center
137 Margaret Street, Suite 105
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday by special appointment
Phone #:  518-565-4749
Fax #:  518-565-4616

Clinton County through the Eyes of its Children

“Clinton County History through the Eyes of its Children” is a mosaic project involving seventh grade students throughout Clinton County. Conceived and designed by Sandra Morse, Bucky Seiden, and Sue Young, the project will use art as a vehicle to discover and preserve our local history. As proposed, the project asks seventh grade students throughout Clinton County to research a specific time period, create a poster using that research, and then create handmade tiles for the larger mosaic to be installed on the Clinton County Government Center (see artist's rendering below).

Clinton County Through the Eyes of its Children Mural
Images from the Mosaic Project
Mural Picture
Mural Picture
Mural Picture

As the project progresses, we will have student-created posters, tiles, and essays, all dealing with local history.  The timeline to be represented on the mosaic will move from the period before Samuel de Champlain’s arrival until 1878, when the Village of Keeseville was chartered.  Those efforts will be displayed in a variety of ways, from local exhibits, to a county-wide unveiling ceremony, to a published text to accompany the mosaic.

Our not-for-profit sponsor is the Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society.


This project is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Decentralization Program, administered locally by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts.
Arnie’s Restaurant
John and Mary Zurlo
Gerre Ryan
Morris and Brenda Towne
June King
New York State Retired Teachers
Diane Sabourin
Marie and Demosthenes Lyriotakis
Dr. Kate Mahoney, 10 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh
Anne-Marie B. Spear, D.D.S., 134 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh
Twin State/Voice.Data.Video Inc., 291 Rand Hill Rd, Morrisonville
Benefactors (More than $100):
J. Hogan Refrigeration & Mechanical, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Plattsburgh (Noon Club)
Hamilton Funeral Home
Peru Pharmacy
Yarborough Square
Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary
Plattsburgh Pediatrics, 151 Bridge St, Plattsburgh
A. Schonbek & Co, 61 Industrial Blvd, Plattsburgh
Curtis Lumber
Monaghan Medical Corporation
Partners (More than $500):
Stephens and Leigh Mundy
Dandrow's Painting, Inc, 136 Cornelia St, Plattsburgh
Schluter Systems, L.P., 194 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Plattsburgh
Forrence Orchards
Stewarts Shops, Inc.
Major Partners (More than $1000):
Young’s Studio & Gallery
Press Republican Mosaic Project
WCAX Video of interview with Justin Frechette & students re: CC History Day at Chazy (11/10/2008)
Seton Catholic Mosaic Project