Windows on the Water Campaign

The Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum, owned and operated by the Alexandria Township Historical Society, has served as the guardian of the history of the 1000 Islands for over 35 years. The 1866 landmark on the waterfront of Alexandria Bay is home to a growing collection of historic artifacts and information relative to the people, organizations, islands and businesses of the early St. Lawrence River Community.

The ongoing effort to preserve the Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum is an investment in the future of our community. With your help, we may work together to conserve our cultural and architectural heritage on the waterfront in Alexandria Bay. Consider making your donation to purchase a window today.

The Windows on the Water Campaign seeks to raise funds to match a $50,000 grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to replace all of the double-hung windows in the building, along with related repairs to surrounding masonry and stone lintels.

Donation Opportunities

  • $3000 and above: Full window with inscribed plaque
  • $1000-$2999: Partial window and shared plaque
  • Under $1000: Named categories published in a Special Edition Newsletter

Donations may be spread out by making a 2- or 3- year pledge. For more information, contact the Alexandria Township Historical Association at 315-482-4586 or email