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Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge. To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.


North Country Makers Meet Up

Saturday, February 24


Connect with creative people at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council's regularly scheduled North Country Makers Meet Up this month at The TAUNY Center! Feel free to bring an example of your work to show others as well as a snack or drink to share.

“Look Down, You’ll See Our Tracks”:

Raquette River Dam Stories

TAUNY Exhibit at The Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Center & Museum in Massena, NY

Presentation and Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday, February 24

2:00pm Presentation in the Massena Public Library Viewing Room followed by exhibit tour and reception at The Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre & Museum

Join us for the opening of TAUNY’s recent exhibit, “Look Down, You’ll See Our Tracks”: Raquette River Dam Stories at The Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Center & Museum in Massena, NY! The exhibit will be on display at the Celine G. Philibert Memorial Cultural Centre & Museum until May. Over the last century, the Raquette River was transformed by a series of dams and powerhouses built to harness its hydroelectric power. This exhibit documents the stories of people involved in or significantly affected by these power projects. The opening will include a presentation on the exhibit and oral history project by Camilla Ammirati, PhD, TAUNY Director of Research and Programs. Camilla’s presentation at the Library we will be followed by an exhibit tour and opening reception at the Celine G. Philibert Cultural Centre & Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

“Look Down, You'll See Our Tracks” Raquette River Dam Stories exhibit on view at The TAUNY Center

Funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Raquette River Fund supported by the Raquette River Advisory Council, Colton Historical Society-Sunday Rock Legacy Project, Raquette River Blueway Corridor, and Donaldson Funeral Home and Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home.

With support from J.C. Merriman's, Inc., The Bicknell Corporation,  TJ Toyota, Pease & Gustafson, LLP, The UPS Store, Potsdam, and Gary M. Throop, Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Additional support provided by APC Paper and Potsdam Specialty Paper, Inc. 

First Friday Jam

Friday, March 2



Join us for our regularly scheduled First Friday Jam! Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Don Woodcock. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more about TAUNY Jams here.

Sugaring Off Party

Saturday, March 10


 As maple season approaches, children and families are invited to celebrate sugaring as French-Canadian families would have done a century ago. A reading of “The Sugaring Off Party” by Jonathan London sets the tone, and then participants step into the book with a recreation of the house party led by fiddler Gretchen Koehler and her family, who teach traditional French folk dances and songs and share the secret to playing the spoons. There will be crafts and  sweet treats for the whole family along with wax-on-snow compliments of Hurlbut's Maple Syrup!


TAUNY’s Sugaring-Off Party is open to the public, and fun for all ages. There is a suggested donation of $5 for this program.

This program is made possible by underwriting support from Stewart's Shops.

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