Our History ~ Village of Dannemora

The Village of Dannemora has a rich history that is available to the public at our Village of Dannemora Museum, located in the Dannemora Community Center at 40 Emmons Street. The museum contains information and artifacts from the local history, history of Clinton Correctional Facility, and more. 

Pete Light worked at Clinton Correctional and helped create the prison museum and a traveling display.  This display is now on display at the Village Museum located in the Village of Dannemora Community Center. Terrance Gilroy, who was the Village Historian prior to Pete Light, had extensive research on the prison, Village and local history. He published a book on Dannemora, copies of which are available in the Museum.

The Museum holds open hours the first Saturday of the month, May through October, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  The remainder of the year, the museum will be open by appointment at a mutually convenient time by calling Larry or Colleen Seney at 518-293-7025. The museum is also frequently open during other special events happening at the Dannemora Community Center. The last regular day of 2019 will be extended to November 2, in tandem with the Fall Craft Fair event.

We encourage you to visit the Museum in person to experience the rich history of the Village of Dannemora.

The Museum is operated by volunteers Colleen and Larry Seney, who will guide you through the Village of Dannemora Museum, established by Village Historian Pete Light in 2011.

In the museum, there are collections of photographs and an array of articfacts from the past. Examples include:

* Items from the physician's office of Dr. Gilbert Ganong

   (on loan from the Town of Saranac)

* Native American objects

* D & H Railroad items

* Redford Picnic memorabillia

* Churches and schools of the past

* World War I items

*Clinton Correctional Prison history

* Maps

Village of Dannemora   • 518.492.7000

P.O. Box 566 • Dannemora, NY 12929 

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