News

Garden Club Secret Garden Tour

Save the Date!

The Kent Delord House Museum Garden Club is again organizing a self- guided tour of more lovely private gardens in an undisclosed area in Clinton County on JULY 20th. An event not to be missed!

Museum Days

The Kent Delord House museum is excited to announce that we will be having blacksmithing demonstrations all weekend long for Museum Days! Come and watch traditional coal forging on our site. Grab a seat and ask questions as our two new resident blacksmiths demonstrate various metal working techniques. We will also have two new exhibits in our home this year.

Regency Costume Workshop

The Kent Delord House Museum will be holding a Regency Costume Workshop on May 4th, at 10 am at the museum. Conducted by Sharon Bell, Costume Society of America member, the workshop will introduce styles of clothing appropriate for the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration activities, museum volunteering, and the Macomb Ball.

Registration is $10, and each participant will receive a list of patterns, a bibliography of print and online information, and a list of suggested supply sources. For more information and to register, contact the museum at (518) 561-1035 or [email protected]

Downtown Restaurant Tour

Join the Kent Delord House Museum for a tour of fantastic restaurants in downtown Plattsburgh. If you love history and delicious food, this is an event not to be missed. For more information and to purchase tickets contact Connie at – (518) 335-9017 or Carol at – (518) 569-6765. Tickets can be purchased at the museum Tues. – Fri. from 9 am to 3 pm.

Grant Awarded

The Kent Delord House Museum is proud to announce the awarding of a grant from The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership in support of our upcoming Military Muster. The Military Muster will happen in conjunction with the Battle of Plattsburgh event, on September 14 and 15th. The event will feature an historical encampment, hands on activities of period trades and crafts, and educational exhibits. New to the encampment this year we will have coal forge blacksmithing demonstrations.

New Director

The Trustees of the Kent-Delord House Museum at 17 Cumberland Ave.,Plattsburgh, are pleased to welcome Samantha Williams as the new Director. Samantha began working at the museum on February 12, 2019, after the retirement in January of Donald Wickman who served as director the previous five years.

Samantha has extensive museum experience having coordinated educational programs at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes, Vt. She is also certified to remotely operate an underwater research vehicle in Lake Champlain. Additionally, Samantha is a qualified blacksmith who enjoys teaching this skill. Samantha is becoming familiar with the three generations of the Delord Family in Plattsburgh, and planning for the spring reopening of the museum on May 14, 2019. She can be reached at (518) 561-1035 or [email protected]

Certificate Earned for Kent-Delord House Museum

Paula Calkins Lacombe, President of the Board at the Kent-Delord House Museum announced that the Museum recently earned another certificate for Stewardship of Collections, under the StEPS program,”. StEPS stands for Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations. It is a program offered by the American Association for State and Local History
(AASLH) to assist history organizations to meet national standards for accreditation. The StEPS program is self-guided and allows small museums to develop professional standards.

Lacombe states, “With this accomplishment, we join over 190 groups across the country who have earned certificates; we are one of 1000 other history organizations working with the StEPS program.” The Board wanted to meet national museum standards and build a framework of excellence now and for the future and the StEPS program gave us the means to do so.” To date, we have received three certificates, however, this is our first Gold level certificate and represents the core of our existence. With the Museum’s unique collections of furniture, portraits, and documents, we can share true stories from three generations of the Delord family that cover over a 200-year old timeframe.

New Website!

Today The Kent-Delord House Museum went live with their new and improved website. This is a mobile friendly “responsive” design that we think our patrons will find easy to use and browse. Stay tuned for more updates and features coming soon!