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Summer Parades of 1919

By: Carla Eilo With Independence Day right around the corner, you can’t help but get excited for parades, fireworks, and all the fanfare associated with the holiday. There have been no shortages of parades in Lake Placid’s past. There have been parades for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Winter Carnival, Halloween, musical acts and [...]

Summer Parades of 19192017-11-07T09:49:13+00:00

New Exhibit for this Summer

For many years the general store has been the permanent exhibit in the second room of the History Museum. Visitors were able to see housewares and clothing items that would have been sold many years ago.  Discussions were held at Museum Committee meetings, and an idea came up to create a new permanent exhibit that [...]

New Exhibit for this Summer2017-11-07T09:49:13+00:00

Students Learn About Local History Through Interviews

By: Carla Eilo   This spring, students from the Northwood School have been collaborating with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society by participating in a special project which engages them with members of the community by conducting oral history interviews. As the Historical Society prepares a new exhibit, a timeline of Lake Placid History, they [...]

Students Learn About Local History Through Interviews2017-11-07T09:49:13+00:00

“History of Golf in Lake Placid” – Presented by J. Peter Martin

  The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society announces the fourth and final installment of the 2016 Winter Lecture Series scheduled on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Hotel North Woods. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to support our host establishment by dining prior to the event. Peter Martin, PGA Pro and Author will [...]

“History of Golf in Lake Placid” – Presented by J. Peter Martin2017-11-07T09:49:14+00:00

Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society with Adirondack Architectural Heritage Presents: “What Style Is It?”

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society announces the third installment of the 2016 Winter Lecture Series scheduled on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Simply Gourmet/ the ‘dack Shack in the Butler Room. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to make reservations and dine at the ‘dack Shack prior to the event. [...]

Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society with Adirondack Architectural Heritage Presents: “What Style Is It?”2017-11-07T09:49:14+00:00

Frederick Fountain’s Magic Lantern Slides

By: Carla Eilo     It was not too long ago when magic lantern shows were at the forefront of many events and socials in the United States.  What are magic lantern shows, you ask? They were picture shows projected onto a screen by illumination of a gas lantern. These lantern shows were often presented [...]

Frederick Fountain’s Magic Lantern Slides2017-11-07T09:49:14+00:00

An Adirondack Travel Guide

By: Carla Eilo   It is always exciting walking into a library or favorite bookstore and perusing the travel section. You can research an area's best day trips, learn about great hotels, and see pictures of some of the attractions. Opening up a travel guide from the late 1800s is just as exciting, especially when [...]

An Adirondack Travel Guide2017-11-07T09:49:14+00:00

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society presents the film screening of “Hotel Hope” with Historic Saranac Lake

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society announces the second installment of the 2016 Winter Lecture Series scheduled on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00pm at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in Lake Placid.  Presented by Historic Saranac Lake, the film “Hotel Hope” tells the story of the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital, where those affected by [...]

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society presents the film screening of “Hotel Hope” with Historic Saranac Lake2017-11-07T09:49:14+00:00

Exploring our collections: The Portable Pantry

By: Carla Eilo   With the History Museum being closed for the season, we are excited to plan a new Lake Placid timeline exhibit for the 2016 season. This exhibit will be featured in the space best known to visitors as the General Store. The General Store exhibit shares so many of the domestic items in [...]

Exploring our collections: The Portable Pantry2017-11-07T09:49:14+00:00