Do you have hidden treasure in your attic?  Do you have a family heirloom that you are unsure of the value?  Do you love the atmosphere of “Antiques Roadshow?”

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s annual Heritage Day will be held on Saturday August 13th at The History Museum, 242 Station Street, in Lake Placid.  As part of that event local expert Ted Comstock will be available from 10:00-1:00 to provide an appraisal of antiques and collectibles and perhaps “fill in the blanks” for those unsure of the age and origin of their objects.

Cost for the appraisals will be $8 per item, $20 for three items. Comstock generously donates his time and expertise for this event, so 100% of the proceeds benefit operations at The History Museum. Items that can be appraised include furniture, china, glass and other home décor; camp items such as packbaskets, fishing tackle and snowshoes; photographs, books, prints and paintings.  Please, no stamps, coins or jewelry.

In addition to antiques appraisals, Heritage Day will include a BBQ provided by the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department, live music, children’s activities, a bake sale, vendors, and great values in the silent auction.  It will also be an opportunity for community members to see the new exhibit, “Lake Placid, The Early Years,” and join or renew a membership in the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society.

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We are looking for Main Street photos and hope you can help us!


The second installment of the Lake Placid History Exhibit will feature Main Street photos in all years of Lake Placid history.

We will have someone scanning your shared images at the History Museum during Heritage Day. Photos will be added to the exhibit for the 2017 season.