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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!
The Hammond Historical Museum will hold a Scottish festival August 10, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The day begins at 8:30 AM with a one mile “WEE LADS AND LASSIES” KIDS FUN RUN behind Hammond Central School. Then a bagpiper will lead a procession of runners for the 5K KILT RUN from school to St. Lawrence Avenue near the Presbyterian Church for the start of their run. The run will follow the Chippewa Bay Road, where many of the first Scottish immigrants settled. Registration forms are available on the our events page. PRE-REGISTER BY JULY 12th and CLAIM YOUR FREE T-Shirt and Limited-Edition Scottish Festival Button!
The SCOTTISH FESTIVAL itself will begin at 10 AM at the Hammond Museum with a few great bagpipe tunes from Jeff Forsythe. Events include a tribute to the poet, Robert Burns, with readings and recollections of the Burns festivals that were held in Rossie many years ago. The Steel City Rovers, a “celtibilly” band, will give 3 performances. Other entertainment includes performances by harpist, Evelyn Saphier, HUG (Hammond Ukulele Group), and young Scottish dancers. Tug Hill Heavies will demonstrate Highland games throughout the day. There will also be various vendors, face painting, blacksmithing & weaving demonstrations and free tours of the museum buildings.
Admission is only $5/person or $20/family of 4 or more (Kids 5 and under are FREE!). All paid admissions include a FREE Limited-Edition Scottish Festival button (as our gift to you) and a DOOR PRIZE ticket! Many amazing door prizes will be handed out--with the GRAND PRIZE being a one-night stay at historic SINGER CASTLE! That’s not all! The day will conclude with a HELICOPTER GOLF BALL DROP for thousands in cash prizes. Purchase your $10 tickets HERE!
For further information, please contact: Pamela Winchester at 315-324-5286 or Donna Demick at 315-528-4742 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
— NOW OPEN —
September 22 - June 19
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.