The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is pleased to announce the first program of its 2016 Winter Lecture Series on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Smoke Signals in Lake Placid. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to come for dinner prior to the event. This opening program in the four-part series [...]
By: Carla Eilo Amid the many yuletide festivities that take place, there are any number of concerts, plays and gatherings filled with holiday music and performances. Whether you find yourself at one of these events or hear music being piped in through shop speakers, there are several seasonal standards that we have all come [...]
Christmas and New Year’s at the Lake Placid Club was an especially lively and festive time. The first Christmas celebrations occurred in 1907 when the winter clubhouse and its stone fireplaces were draped in evergreens, Christmas balls and mistletoe. A grand Christmas tree stood in the library with beautiful candles that lit up the room. Christmas [...]
Andy Flynn recently visited the History Museum to find out more about the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department exhibit and the Newman Fire Badge found in the collection. Listen or read the rest of the interview on North Country Public Radio.
By: Carla Eilo If you read our article from last month, you know I have been busy learning the history of the town and organizing and familiarizing myself with the Historical Society's broad museum collection. As I meet new people in Lake Placid, I quickly find that they are excited to tell me about their [...]
By: Parmelee Tolkan, President September 3, 2015 It's that time of year when we all start thinking about new beginnings and faces, as Labor Day signals the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is also turning its attention to the things that are new, starting [...]
By Beverley P. Reid, Historian It is just an ordinary black, cast-iron fountain but it has quite a story. It begins at the end of the 19th. century. A ladies group known as “Women’s Christian Temperance Union” was organized to rid the Village of Lake Placid from the evils of drink. However, the odds were [...]