Cultural Resources & Amenities

The Frederic Remington Art Museum

The Frederic Remington Art Museum, located in Ogdensburg, New York, houses a comprehensive collection of original Remington paintings, sketches and sculptures, as well as a broad array of personal effects and correspondence that serve to bring the artist and his vision to life. Many of Remington’s best-known sculptures and oil paintings can be found in the Albert Priest Newell Gallery. Changing exhibits of his North Country and Canadian watercolors, sketches, and illustrations hang in the Addie Priest Newell Gallery. Personal possessions, studio equipment, and memorabilia are displayed throughout the museum.

The Eva Caten Remington Education Center is adjacent to the Museum in another historic building. The Education Center contains interactive exhibits and activity space designed to engage museum visitors of all ages in an exploration of Remington’s life and art.

Open year-round, the Museum offers many programs for the public, including school tours, gallery talks, exhibit openings and workshops. See what’s happening at the Museum visit fredericremington.org.

The Fort La Presentation Association

The Fort La Presentation Association’s goal is to create historically accurate reconstruction of Fort de la Presentation in close proximity to the original site, and to administer an ongoing presence. The Fort La Presentation Association has been fortunate in acquiring approximately 21 acres that makes up a significant portion of the original site of the historic French mission fort. The Fort Association’s property in Ogdensburg, New York, is at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Oswegatchie Rivers. Research and development at the property continues with the cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks and Historic Preservation. Our architectural and site plan design work has been awarded to Foit-Albert Associates, Buffalo, New York. For more information, visit www.fort1749.org.

Ogdensburg Command Performances

Ogdensburg Command Performances is a year round theatre that hosts
some of the finest professional touring companies in the country. The
theatre has drawn Ogdensburg residents and visitors from northern New
York and eastern Ontario. Ogdensburg Command Performances also hosts
workshops, pre-show chats, and youth theatre. Visit
www.ilovetheatre.org for more details.

 

Prescott, ON
Prescott, ON, 20 minutes across the St. Lawrence River, has many well preserved houses, churches, and sites, including Fort Wellington, Battle of the Windmills Historic Site, and the quaint Blue Church built in 1845. The town is also host to charming festivals and arts spots, including the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival and the South Genville Guild of Fine Art. Visit www.prescott.ca for more information.

Brockville, ON

Brockville, ON, 35 minutes across the St. Lawrence River, is one of Ontario’s oldest urban centers, with the unique architecture and cultural activities to accompany it. Brockville City Hall, Fulford Place Historical House Museum, performances at the Brockville Arts Centre (www.brockvilleartscentre.com), and Ghost Walk Tours make for unique days out. It is also a hub of 1000 Islands activities, with beautiful wildlife areas and many cruise lines and dive charters that embark from the city’s shores. The Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, 5 miles north of the city, offers 7 miles of walking and cross-country ski trails through woodlands and wetlands, with plenty of picnic areas, fishing and canoeing, and a skating rink with a warming area in the winter months. Visit www.brockville.com for more.

Singer Castle

Singer Castle is in Chippewa Bay, NY, 30 minutes from Ogdensburg. A testament to the heyday of New York industrialists, the castle was built on Dark Island in the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1905 and was a playground for the self-made millionaire Frederick Gilbert Bourne and his famous contemporaries, including Cornelius Vanderbilt and Vincent Astor. Visit www.singercastle.com for the tourist season and other visitor information.

Pickens General Store

Upstate New York has a number of Amish communities. Pickens General Store in Heuvelton, NY features Amish handcrafts. Visit pickensgeneral.org.

The St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum

The St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum is a seasonal open air museum and working farm dedicated to the preservation of antique engines, tractors and related farm equipment. Located in Madrid, NY, 35 minutes east of Ogdensburg, the museum has regular open house days twice a month from June through October, and hosts annual spring and fall exhibitions. Visit www.slpowermuseum.com for more.

Alexandria Bay, NY

Alexandria Bay, NY, 45 minutes southwest of Ogdensburg, is another popular 1000 Islands spot. The village is home to the Thousand Islands Winery and Wine Trail, the AquaZoo Aquarium, and the historical Boldt Castle and Boldt Yacht House as well as recreational activities including boat tours and charters, mini-golf, and hot air ballooning. Visit www.visitalexbay.org for more.

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) is in Canton, NY, 25 minutes from Ogdensburg. TAUNY is dedicated to  showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of the region by hosting a variety of exhibits and programs. Visit tauny.org for more information.