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The War of 1812 Museum

KeyBank Gallery

Julian Davidson - Battle of Lake Champlain

The KeyBank Gallery was made possible by the direct gift of the nationally-acclaimed Julian Davidson painting Battle of Lake Champlain and the continued support of KeyBank of New York.

The Gallery houses original works of art related to the Battles at Plattsburgh and the War of 1812. Works by nationally known and local artists are featured throughout the gallery.

The Association-commissioned work Close Action by Alabama artist Dean Mosher captures the moment of command decision aboard Macdonough’s flagship.

The Museum Entrance, Close Action by Dean Mosher

Crab Island Plaque, Plaque Alternate View

Press-Republican Theater

The Press-Republican Theater space is used for orientation presentations, meetings, and special events. Look to our events calendar for announcements of our events.

Left - Theater Front, Right - Theater Back

Current Exhibits

Smuggling, Soldiering, Shipyards & Skirmishes: Prelude to the Battle of Plattsburgh

Opening in March 2012, this is an exhibit that celebrates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Plattsburgh.

The exhibit takes a chronological look back at the United States and the Champlain Valley of 200 years ago. Come see the Champlain Valley's role in the grander scheme of the War of 1812. Explore the causes of the war and the ever-changing roles of the U.S. military during this period.

How and why did the current events of the time hit home, affecting the lives of the citizens of New York, Vermont, and Canada? What role did the Lake Champlain region play in the War of 1812, beyond the Battle of Plattsburgh?

Displays highlight artifacts loaned from the New York State Museum, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and Fort Ticonderoga. Hands on exhibits offer something for visitors of all ages.

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Hours of Operation
Wednesday-Saturday 10am - 3pm

Phone: (518) 566-1814
Fax: (518) 562-3534

Address (See Map on Right)
31 Washington Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Battle of Plattsburgh Association - 31 Washington Rd - Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Phone: 518-566-1814 Fax: 518-562-3534
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