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Historical Society celebrates Suffrage Centennial

Historical Society celebrates suffrage centennial June 28, 2018 By ANDY FLYNN - Editor (aflynn@lakeplacidnews.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, [...]

Historical Society celebrates Suffrage Centennial2019-02-04T14:23:28-04:00

Historical Society’s new Director

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 [...]

Historical Society’s new Director2017-11-20T16:46:23-04:00

Memories of the 1980 Winter Olympics

  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. [...]

Memories of the 1980 Winter Olympics2017-11-07T09:49:13-04:00

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

“History of Golf in Lake Placid” – Presented by J. Peter Martin

  The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society announces the fourth and final installment of the 2016 Winter Lecture Series scheduled on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Hotel North Woods. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to support our host establishment by dining prior to the event. Peter Martin, PGA Pro and Author will [...]

“History of Golf in Lake Placid” – Presented by J. Peter Martin2017-11-07T09:49:14-04:00

Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society with Adirondack Architectural Heritage Presents: “What Style Is It?”

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society announces the third installment of the 2016 Winter Lecture Series scheduled on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Simply Gourmet/ the ‘dack Shack in the Butler Room. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged to make reservations and dine at the ‘dack Shack prior to the event. [...]

Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society with Adirondack Architectural Heritage Presents: “What Style Is It?”2017-11-07T09:49:14-04:00

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society presents the film screening of “Hotel Hope” with Historic Saranac Lake

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society announces the second installment of the 2016 Winter Lecture Series scheduled on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00pm at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in Lake Placid.  Presented by Historic Saranac Lake, the film “Hotel Hope” tells the story of the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital, where those affected by [...]

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society presents the film screening of “Hotel Hope” with Historic Saranac Lake2017-11-07T09:49:14-04:00