The society offers a wide range of programs about the community’s special place in the story of Early America, opening opportunities to learn about the way we lived, the life and livelihood of the community, and the historic architectural structures that grace our area…
- Harbor Walk
A guide to local architecture, this booklet was developed to catalog the different architectural styles and features in the village and to create an informative walking tour highlighting the heritage features. The routes have been expanded to include a driving tour noting significant sites in the outlying township area. Copies of Harbor Walk are available for a small donation throughout the retail businesses and attractions. Click here for sample images.
- On the Record: Oral History Project
Listen to stories told by members of the community about early and mid-Twentieth Century life. Whether it’s a day on Wardwell Farm in 1920 or a stroll down Main Street in 1950, SHHS is capturing and preserving these glimpses into the past. This project is ongoing, with the next round of community interviews being set now.
Click here to go to our Oral History Project page.
- Stone Schoolhouse Project
Not so very long ago some of our neighbors attended small, one-room schools across the township. A handful of these stone, or frame, schoolhouses still dot the landscape. SHHS has undertaken a photographic inventory project of these structures to catalog and map the sites and the buildings.
- Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey
History for kids! Hope Marston’s book about a young boy ready for adventure aboard the US Oneida, brought to the stage by noted playwright Craig Thornton. In this stage production local schoolchildren performed a one-act play dramatizing the events that lead up to Rankin McMullin’s life as a powder boy during the War of 1812. With fiddle music and plenty of onstage action, the lively production engaged parents and students in local history story-telling for its youngest participants.
Produced by the Historical Society and funded through a NYS Council on the Arts grant, the Powder Monkey opened in March 2015. Future presentations are in development.