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 [...]
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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 [...]
By: Jennifer Tufano Welcome back! Or rather the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is happy to be back in the Lake Placid News sharing Town and Village history from yester-year and yesterday. Through the decades, dedicated and loyal members of our organization wrote articles and insights in a way that brought history alive and [...]