February 22, 2024
Clement S. Miner and His World with Ellen Adams, Curator of the Alice T Miner Museum. This talk explores life in the early settlements of northern New York through the experiences of Clement S. Miner (1793-1871), grandfather of William H. Miner. Using documents from the archives of the Alice T. Miner Museum, we'll follow Clement Miner from his time in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812, to his arrival in Chazy in the 1820s, to his later life as an established member of the town's religious, educational, and economic institutions. Through a close look at the life of a single individual, we can better understand the patterns of work, family, and community that shaped rural life in the early19th century.
Free and open to the public.