The Society collaborates with the Wilmington Historical Society and Lake Placid Elementary School 4th grade students one week, each year to analyze museum artifacts, research local history, and create presentations that focus on public speaking and critical thinking. The culmination of the projects is a “Local History Fair” featuring a student exhibit.
August 18, 2018
Join us August 18, 10 am-2 pm for our yearly summer fundraiser that celebrates the Lake Placid community with live music, food, our famous used book sale, and fun activities for the whole family!
Historic Fall Tour
The Historical Society hosts an annual Historic Fall Tour each autumn with a different theme. Previous Fall Tours include Places of Worship: Past and Present, What was it before?, Historic Pubs, and most recently in 2017 a Ghost Tour of Lake Placid. We encourage guests to socialize and share their memories!
The 2018 fall tour will be held on Thursday, September 6th. We will explore post offices of Lake Placid.
Winter Lecture Series
The Winter Lecture Series is an annual program that occurs during January through April at various local venues in Lake Placid. Each lecture is led by an Adirondack professional and explores the history of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Park.
2018 Winter Lecture Series Programs
The lectures begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to come out for dinner or cocktails prior to the event.
January 17 –There’s More to Adirondack Architecture than Great Camps
Presented by: Adirondack Architectural Heritage, Steven Engelhart
Location: ‘Dack Shack
February 28 – Rustic Riders concert performance
Presented by: The Rustic Riders, Klaus and Lisa Meissner
Location: Wiseguy’s Bar and Grill
March 28 –Henry Van Hoevenberg
Presented by: Parmelee Tolkan
Location: The Lodge at the North Woods Hotel
April 18 – Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks
Presented by: Adirondack Author, Sandra Weber
Location: Nicola’s Restaurant