A History of Skiing in Whiteface and Lake Placid By Andrew Smith 26 March 2019 Throughout the history of the North Country, skiing has been one of the most popular sports in a region known for its winter sports. The North Country provides an ideal winter climate for skating, bobsled, skeleton, luge, and other [...]
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The Gray Wolf written by Andrew Smith, volunteer The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is a medium sized, carnivorous mammal almost universally accepted as the ancestor of the domestic dog. It generally weighs between 60 and 145 pounds and lives from 8 to 13 years in the wild. Its prey consists primarily of mammals, ranging [...]
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society February 11, 2019 Lake Placid Love Letters c. 1918-1920: The Correspondence of Ray Bryant and Rena Hayes. February is the ‘month of love’ and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by reading love letters from the early 1900s? In the Historical Society’s collection are over fifty letters [...]
December 5, 2018 by: Courtney Bastian and Parmelee Tolkan Victor Herbert’s Victrola is donated to the Historical Society This autumn the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society received the unique donation of Victor Herbert’s personal Victrola from a long time seasonal resident. Victor Herbert (1859-1924) was one of the leading composers of his era. He [...]
October 29, 2018 by: Parmelee Tolkan, President of the Board of Trustees Found in the Archives by the Lake Placid/North Elba Historical Society The arrival of autumn for the History Museum means turning off its lights, boarding up windows, and bunkering down for the long and cold winter season. But just because the museum [...]
September 10, 2018 by: Courtney Bastian Women’s Rights Artifacts Donated to the Lake Placid/North Elba Historical Society The Historical Society’s newest exhibit, Suffrage Centennial: Women’s Place in Society has caused two community members to come forward and donate relevant artifacts. The new objects add yet more color to the exhibit and are now on [...]
Historical Society celebrates suffrage centennial June 28, 2018 By ANDY FLYNN - Editor (email@example.com) , Lake Placid News LAKE PLACID - New York state residents weren't swayed by antisuffragists in 1917 who said the Nov. 6 suffrage referendum would be a repeat of the 1915 defeat in the Empire State. And it's a good thing; otherwise, [...]
August 2017, the Historical Society welcomed new director and collections manager, Courtney Bastian. Bastian relocated from Central NY, where she was working at the Oneida Community Mansion House Museum, Oneida NY and the Herkimer Home State Historic Site, Little Falls NY. Lake Placid News reporter, Antonio Olivero met up with Bastian to discuss the [...]
The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2017 Winter Lecture Series. “Memories of the 1980 Winter Olympics” will be presented by Jim Rogers on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Nicola’s on Main. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to come for dinner prior to the event. [...]
This year the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frances and Louise Brewster’s gift of the train station. This gift has given the Society the opportunity to preserve and present the community’s history to residents and visitors. The Society has been writing and publishing newsletters for members just as long. [...]