Our mission is to preserve and celebrate St. James' rich history and inspire an appreciation and knowledge of the arts in our community.
459 Lake Avenue, St. James NY 11780
Thank you for being a part of the St. James Renaissance! Our unique and special town has an auspicious history, but it has so much more. It has spirit and pride and a desire to look back while looking forward. It has young and growing families, valued seniors, those who have been here for generations, and those who have just chosen to live and work in our wonderful hamlet because of who we are and what we stand for.
Our treasures are many as "St. Jamsers". We are a living history community. Buildings still stand and are a reminder today of the blessings of small town life and the importance of preserving our heritage. We were the "most happening" town in the early 20th century. Vaudeville lived along-side serious theater and the New York political scene came to St. James as well.
Happily, in the year 2017, the town became energized. It was also the year Celebrate St. James Past-Present-Future was founded as a nonprofit entity. It's mission is to preserve and celebrate St. James' rich history and inspire an appreciation and knowledge of the arts in our community. In the spring of 2019, Lake Avenue was designated as an Historic and Cultural Arts District. Now, we look forward to the future, where our past will drive renewed economic vibrancy to our town.
So here's to new beginnings and wonderful adventures as we "Celebrate St. James!"