— THANK YOU FOR VISITING —
Hammond, New York is a beautiful, rural farming community that borders the spectacular St. Lawrence River, Thousand Islands and Black Lake Regions of Upstate New York. We have a rich history of farmers that in many cases are descendants from Scottish settlers that came here in 1818. Our special museum holds many artifacts unique to Hammond and its people. We are committed and focused on preserving the memories and heritage of generations of Hammond residents. We are particularly proud to live in an area that boasts some of the largest concentrations of Scottish Stone Houses throughout the United States!
Not quite ready yet, but our event schedule is in the works!
The Hammond Historical Museum will hold its next Scottish festival on July 11, 2020. A kilt run will precede the main events. New and exciting this year will be the "Battle on the Border" with Team USA vs. Team Canada in the Scottish Heavy Athletics events. Come and cheer for your favorite team! The Steel City Rovers (Celtibilly band), who were such a hit at our last festival, will return to delight the festival goers. Not only that, but the Champagne Highland Dancers and Janet Witman & the Brandywine Celtic Harp Orchestra will also be sharing their great talents. There will be lots of demonstrations, a photo booth, kids' obstacle course, vendors with a Celtic flare, as well as 3 different food vendors. You won't want to miss our third annual Scottish festival. Mark your calendars now!
— NOW OPEN —
September 19, 2019 - June 17, 2020
Wednesday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
(Special Visits By Appointment. Call 315-528-4742)
OUR FIRST SCOTTISH SETTLER WAS WILLIAM MCNEIL. He lived in a cave on the shore of Chippewa Bay prior to 1812. The solid 8 foot tall limestone statue of William McNeil in front of our Museum was carved by local artist, Carmen D'Avino.