Until 1980, the museum was located in the basement of the town hall on Main Street. In 1981, the town purchased a new building (a former wing from the barracks hospital) and a lot at 200 East Orvis Street to become the museum's home. A large addition was constructed in 1995. November 2017 saw the completion of our move to our current location at 79 Main St. In addition to the Museum the new Cultural Centre houses an exhibition gallery for exhibits. Currently an traveling exhibition from the Frederick Remington Gallery in Ogdensburg is on display.
Mission Statement: The purpose of this museum shall be to collect and preserve historical records and artifacts pertaining to the Town of Massena and to make them available for historical and educational research.
The Massena Museum is actively involved in collecting and preserving documents and artifacts and in producing exhibits to involve community members in interpreting local history.
The Massena Museum seeks to cooperate with other repositories, individuals and institutions in the North Country in order to promote the identification, preservation and use of all records and artifacts for understanding the North County's history.