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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, we'd have to wait even longer for an exhibit at the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society titled, "Suffrage Centennial: Women's Place in Society." The Sept. 17, 1917 issue of the Lake Placid News reveals that it wasn't just men against women's voting rights that year, [...]

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 next chapter and future goals. To read the interview follow the link: UP CLOSE: Bastian hired as Historical Society's new Director

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. Jim Rogers is a fifth generation Adirondack resident. He moved to Lake Placid in 1961, starting the local radio station WIRD. Since then, he has been an integral part of promoting sport and competition in the community. He was a charter member of the Lake [...]

Heritage Day featured on “Adirondack Attic”

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!    

Heritage Day 2016

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.  As part of that event local expert Ted Comstock will be available from 10:00-1:00 to provide an appraisal of antiques and collectibles and perhaps “fill in the blanks” for those unsure of the age and origin of their objects. Cost for the appraisals will be [...]

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 tells the history of how our community was developed. The project was fully underway last fall, after the Museum closed for the season. The artifacts in the general store were moved into storage and the room was cleared out to make way for the exciting [...]