The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society collections include a range of primary source materials related to Lake Placid and North Elba history: thousands of historical photographs, books, Lake Placid Club objects, period clothing, textiles, and ephemera – more than 10,000 objects in all.

Below are links to two of our vast glass plate negative collections that have been digitized. We are working to preserve and digitize thousands more:

Stedman and Moses Collection of Glass Plate Negatives

Noah John Rondeau Collection


Researchers interested in The History Museum’s collection should complete a Research Request at least four weeks in advance of their proposed visit, and communicate that request to the collections manager. For additional information please contact: (518) 523-3830 or