Events

2017 Calendar of Events

Hashing Over History –January 18 – March 29  Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Thousand Islands Museum

Saturday Program –March 4th  at noon – Annual Meeting of TIDCA (Thousand Islands Decoy Collectors Assoc.) held at the Thousand Islands Museum

Museum Opens for season  – May 23rd – Museum opens for 2017 season – open  Tuesday – Friday  – 10 am until 4 pm. Admission is free!

Museum Summer Hours – After July 1  – Museum open 6 days a week –   Tuesday – Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 1-4 pm Admission is free!

History at Noon  -Wednesday, July 5th – Local author, Tom French will do a presentation of regional historic 3-D photographs taken in and around Thousand Island Park during the 1870’s and 1880’s.

Sunset History Boat Cruise  -Wednesday, July 5th – We will be leaving the Clayton Island Tours dock at 5:30 p.m. for a cruise to Ivy Lea and the Canadian Islands.  Enjoy the beauty of the area and learn some history along the way. Boats fill up quickly so call 686-5794 for reservations. Tickets are $26 per person. Length of cruise: 5:30-8:00

History at Noon  -Wednesday, July 12th – Local author, Sharon Ammen, author of a recently published book on May Irwin will do presentation on May.

49th Annual Decoy/Wildlife Art & Sporting Collectibles Show – Friday, July 14 from 9 am –  6 pm  & Saturday, July 15th from 9 am to 4 pm at Cerow Recreation Park Arena

Traditional Shore Dinner – Friday, July 14 from 4-8 pm – held at Coyote Moon Vineyards by Garnsey’s Classic Island Cruises to benefit the Thousand Islands Museum. Tickets available at event.

Sunset History Boat Cruise  -Wednesday, July 19th – We will be leaving the Clayton Island Tours dock at 5:00 p.m. for a cruise to Rock Island Lighthouse. Climb to the top of the lighthouse, then on to Thousand Island Park learning the history of the lighthouse and T.I. Park. Hear some stories of the rum runners  and enjoy the beauty of the river.  Boats fill up quickly so call 686-5794 for reservations. Tickets are $29 per person. Length of cruise 5:00-7:30

Book Signing & Concert -Saturday, July 22nd from 1-3. Over twenty authors will be at the museum with their books. Meet the authors and purchase signed books. Daniel Grant accomplished violinist will be playing a concert in front of the museum. Daniel started playing at 8 years old and is a member of several orchestra and fiddle groups. He plays Bluegrass, old time, gospel and classical violin tunes. This will be Daniel’s third summer concert at the museum. Admission is free.

History at Noon  -Wednesday, July 26th – Dennis McCarthy, member of the local diving club,  will do a presentation on the Historical Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands.

History at Noon  -Wednesday, August 2nd – Eric Roberts and Andrea Reeves will present their video program on the “Mysterious Origin of Thousand Island Dressing”

Sunset History Boat Cruise  -Wednesday, August 2nd – Leaving the Clayton Island Tours dock at 5:30 p.m. we will be cruising through the islands while learning the “History of Wildlife” along the St. Lawrence River.  Space is limited so call and reserve your seat 686-5794. Tickets are $26 per person. Length of cruise: 5:30-8:00

History at Noon  -Wednesday, August 9th – Dennis McCarthy will talk about Revolutionary War Artifacts – the fortifications on Carleton Island at Fort Haldimand.

Sunset History Boat Cruise  -Wednesday, August 9th – We will leave the Clayton Island Tours dock at 5:30 p.m. for tour to Carleton Island with Dennis McCarthy. Learn about Fort Haldimand and Carleton Island. Tickets are $28 per person. Length of cruise 5:30-8:30

History at Noon  -Wednesday, August 16th – Rex Ennis, author of the book “Toujours Jeune Always Young” – the story of the New Frontenac Hotel and its owner Charles Emery will do a presentation on the Gilded Age, the New Frontenac and Mr. Emery.

Book Signing & Concert -Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1-3. Over twenty authors will be at the museum with their books. Meet the authors and purchase signed books. Greg Lago, local sculptor and artist will be in front of the museum creating something amazing.

Sunset History Boat Cruise  -Wednesday, August 23rd – We will leave the Clayton Island Tours dock at 5:30 p.m. and head for Round Island and the site of the New Frontenac Hotel. We will be touring the site of the famous hotel which burned in 1911. Rex Ennis will be our tour guide on this visit to the hotel site which is not usually open to visitors. Tickets are $26 per person. Length of cruise 5:30-8:00

Sunset History Boat Cruise  -Wednesday, August 30th – Join us at the Clayton Island Tours dock for a 5:30 departure. We will be touring the Admiralty Islands. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area while learning some history along the way. Tickets are $26 per person. Length of tour: 5:30-8:00

Roast Pork Dinner – Friday, November 3rd-  Held at Clayton American Legion to benefit the T.I.Museum. Serving starts at 5 pm until all are served. Takeout available at 4:30.

23rd Annual Festival of Trees – November 14th – December 22nd at Thousand Islands Museum – Open Tuesday – Saturday from 10-4. Call museum for details 686-5794.

Thousand Islands Museum Juried Craft Show – Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am – 4 pm. Held at K of C Hall, 420 James St., Clayton

T.I. Museum will be closed from  Dec. 22nd until Tuesday January 2, 2018.