On the fourth day of Saranac Lake-mas, your museum gave to you... a calling card! This card was sent to Maude Liscomb, Francis Berger Trudeau's patient and friend, while FBT was serving as Captain of the Medical Reserve Corps of the Army in 1918. FBT (pictured above) was the son of Dr. E.L. Trudeau and continued his work with tuberculosis patients in Saranac Lake.
To learn more about FBT, visit our wiki: https://localwiki.org/hsl/Francis_Berger_Trudeau
[Calling card, Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR 363, Courtesy of Janet Swentusky. Photograph of FBT, Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR 581, Courtesy of the Trudeau Family.]
Good news! Today we learned that we have been awarded a Regional Economic Development NYSCA grant to support a new staff position!
The grant of $19,900 each year for two years will allow us to hire a Membership and Grant Manager. This new staff will be a great help as we rehabilitate the Trudeau Building and expand to become a two-building museum campus in the heart of downtown that presents the rich history of the Saranac Lake area through interactive exhibits!
See our website to find out more about the project!
See the full list of grant recipients to learn more about the other projects funded.
In memory of Ursula Trudeau — artist, storyteller, fashion model, world traveler, comedienne, equestrienne, Canadienne, patron of the arts, skier, kayaker, dog lover, hat collector, Saranac Laker, and friend.
Fifty years ago today, the new Saranac Lake High School opened its doors for the first time! The headline in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that day read, "New School: Beauty, Confusion!" What are your favorite memories of school days over the last 50 years?
Learn more about the history of the new High School, as well as its previous locations, on our wiki.
And read the newspaper from 50 years ago today on New York Historic Newspapers.
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