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The Gray Wolf

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 [...]

The Gray Wolf2019-02-21T14:06:16-04:00

Lake Placid Love Letters c. 1918-1920: The Correspondence of Ray Bryant and Rena Hayes

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 [...]

Lake Placid Love Letters c. 1918-1920: The Correspondence of Ray Bryant and Rena Hayes2019-02-14T15:21:23-04:00

Victor Herbert’s Victrola

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 [...]

Victor Herbert’s Victrola2019-02-04T14:57:07-04:00

Found in the archives

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 [...]

Found in the archives2019-02-04T14:51:51-04:00

Women’s Rights Artifacts Donated to the Lake Placid/North Elba Historical Society

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 [...]

Women’s Rights Artifacts Donated to the Lake Placid/North Elba Historical Society2019-02-04T14:43:29-04:00

Lake Placid History in Poems

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. [...]

Lake Placid History in Poems2017-11-07T09:49:13-04:00

Lake Placid on the Silver Screen

By: Carla Eilo   Lake Placid may be quite a distance from Hollywood, but it played a part in early movie history. The snow, winter sports, and mountains made the storylines come to life. When filming was done in town, it often made the front page of the newspapers. All of the films listed below [...]

Lake Placid on the Silver Screen2017-11-07T09:49:13-04:00

Historical Society Member Shares Family History – Cascade Pass

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 [...]

Historical Society Member Shares Family History – Cascade Pass2017-11-07T09:49:13-04:00