Educational Outreach

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.



Heritage Day

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