Gallery Presentations at the Cornwall Brothers Store Museum


Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM from July 12, 2012 until July 12, 2012

Location: Cornwall Brothers Store Museum 36 Market Street Alexandria Bay, N.Y. 13607

Phone: 315-482-4586



Event Description

The Alexandria Township Historical Society will once again host the Gallery Presentation lecture series at the Cornwall Brothers Store Museum. Diverse programs of history, entertainment and art will be featured for the enjoyment of local residents and visiting summer guests.

Thursday, July 12, architectural photographer Richard Margolis will share his photo portfolio of river landmarks in his program "Photographing the Thousand Islands". These images capture the beauty of the 1000 Islands in his book, "Spirit of the River".

On Tuesday, July 17, historian and author Roger Fulton will address the role of local militiamen in the 1813 Battle of Cranberry Creek fought during the War of 1812. Fulton's slide show, "Nearly Lost to History" recounts the efforts of local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution to honor the final resting place of these defenders of American soil and to keep their memory alive. Paul Beers, a local historian and collector of historical memorabilia, will display an assortment of relics recovered from the battle site and some of the historical background he has researched regarding the men involved. Mr. Fulton's 35 page publication of the account of the battle is available in the museum's book store.

Local author, Tom French, will make a presentation Thursday, July 19, of his 3-D photographs, also known as stereoviews or stereopticons. This collection of images taken between 1870 and 1890 by A.C. McIntyre capture the scene of the developing river communities and the people who shaped them. The author will be available to sign copies of his award winning book, "River Views: A History of the 1000 Islands".

Anthony Mollica, Jr., classic wooden boat historian and author, will treat the audience to an in-depth look at the history of the wooden boat building industry Thursday, July 26. "The Era of Hutchinson's Wooden Boats" will be set against the backdrop of the museum's current featured exhibit, "Hutchinson Boats-Alexandria Bay River Classics". Mr. Mollica can easily take his audience on a stroll down memory lane of classic boats on the St. Lawrence.

Wrapping up the lecture series Thursday August 2, author and photographer Ian Coristine with his latest release, "One in a Thousand" , will draw his audience along the path of his personal journey from Canadian Championship B car racer to resident aerial photographer of the 1000 Islands. Based on how his perspective of the 1000 Islands has influenced his life, his iPad app, "one in a Thousand" is now available for downloading. The work was co-authored by Donna Walsh Inglehart and features music composed exclusively for the project by Great Lakes Swimmers.

Gallery Presentations are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Cornwall Brothers Store Museum. Each event is free to historical society members and a $3 donation is suggested for non-members. This event is handicap accessible. For more information visit the museum at 36 Market Street, Alexandria Bay, call 482-4586, email or visit the web site at

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