Yearly Archives: 2016

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Lake Placid on the Silver Screen

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 [...]

Lake Placid on the Silver Screen2017-11-07T09:49:13-04:00

Historical Society Member Shares Family History – Cascade Pass

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 [...]

Historical Society Member Shares Family History – Cascade Pass2017-11-07T09:49:13-04:00

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 19192017-11-07T09:49:13-04:00

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 Summer2017-11-07T09:49:13-04:00

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 Interviews2019-02-04T10:33:31-04:00