“Clinton County History through the Eyes of its Children” was a mosaic project involving seventh grade students throughout Clinton County. Conceived and designed by Sandra Morse, Bucky Seiden, and Sue Young, the project used art as a vehicle to discover and preserve our local history. The project asked 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.
As the project progressed, the students created posters, tiles, and essays, all dealing with local history. The timeline represented on the mosaic moves from the period before Samuel de Champlain’s arrival until 1878, when the Village of Keeseville was chartered. Those efforts were displayed in a variety of ways, from local exhibits, to a county-wide unveiling ceremony, to a published text to accompany the mosaic.
The images below are closeups of the timeline:
Northern Adirondack Centeral and Northeast Clinton Central:
Plattsburgh City (Stafford):
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.
Contributors to the project include:
John and Mary Zurlo
Morris and Brenda Towne
New York State Retired Teachers
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
Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary
Plattsburgh Pediatrics, 151 Bridge St, Plattsburgh
A. Schonbek & Co, 61 Industrial Blvd, Plattsburgh
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
Stewarts Shops, Inc.
Major Partners (More than $1000):
Young’s Studio & Gallery