The words "home economics" may bring back memories of classes in high school where groups would hover around sewing machines or several little kitchens, learning the basics of household skills. I know I have a few memories myself of poorly sewn pot holders and over cooked apple pies. Did you know Lake Placid plays a [...]
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As the temperatures are getting cooler and the leaves are changing, that only means on thing -the History Museum will soon be wrapping up their 2016 season. This Columbus Day weekend will be our last open weekend for the year. This season, we have been fortunate to be able to install a large touch screen [...]
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 [...]
Andy Flynn stopped by Heritage Day at the History Museum last month to interview Ted Comstock about antique appraisals for his radio show, "Adirondack Attic." You can listen or read his article here!
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. [...]
By: Kayla Kempf As we approach the middle of summer, I am feeling confident in my role as the Museum Assistant. My primary duties are working with the Historical Society’s collections and assisting with research. The Stedman and Moses Collection of Glass Plate Negatives are a large part of my collections work. I have [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By: Carla Eilo As I was logging photos into our digital catalog this past month, I came across this fantastic photograph! It wasn’t too hard to find out who the man and the driver of the car were. Dean Stansfield had included a photograph taken by G.T. Rabineau of the two in [...]