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The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2017 Winter Lecture Series. “Memories of the 1980 Winter Olympics” will be presented by Jim Rogers on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Nicola’s on Main. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to come for dinner prior to the event. [...]
This year the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frances and Louise Brewster’s gift of the train station. This gift has given the Society the opportunity to preserve and present the community’s history to residents and visitors. The Society has been writing and publishing newsletters for members just as long. [...]
By: Carla Eilo Lake Placid may be quite a distance from Hollywood, but it played a part in early movie history. The snow, winter sports, and mountains made the storylines come to life. When filming was done in town, it often made the front page of the newspapers. All of the films listed below [...]
The words "home economics" may bring back memories of classes in high school where groups would hover around sewing machines or several little kitchens, learning the basics of household skills. I know I have a few memories myself of poorly sewn pot holders and over cooked apple pies. Did you know Lake Placid plays a [...]
As the temperatures are getting cooler and the leaves are changing, that only means on thing -the History Museum will soon be wrapping up their 2016 season. This Columbus Day weekend will be our last open weekend for the year. This season, we have been fortunate to be able to install a large touch screen [...]
Recently I have been corresponding with R.J. Potter, a member of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society who currently resides in Vermont. Although he lives on the other side of Lake Champlain, he still is fascinated with his family ties to the area. Potter has been kind enough to share his research with the Historical [...]
Andy Flynn stopped by Heritage Day at the History Museum last month to interview Ted Comstock about antique appraisals for his radio show, "Adirondack Attic." You can listen or read his article here!
Do you have hidden treasure in your attic? Do you have a family heirloom that you are unsure of the value? Do you love the atmosphere of “Antiques Roadshow?” The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day will be held on Saturday August 13th at The History Museum, 242 Station Street, in Lake Placid. [...]
By: Kayla Kempf As we approach the middle of summer, I am feeling confident in my role as the Museum Assistant. My primary duties are working with the Historical Society’s collections and assisting with research. The Stedman and Moses Collection of Glass Plate Negatives are a large part of my collections work. I have [...]