TRAVELING PORCH PROJECT
A diverse group of community members is coming together to participate in this hands-on project to raise awareness about Saranac Lake’s architecture and history. This project is in modeled upon a successful project to create a traveling porch in 2010 by artist Bryony Graham at Salem Art Works.
The traveling cure porch, reminiscent of the many porches that tuberculosis patients cured on while in Saranac Lake, will provide Historic Saranac Lake with the opportunity to bring our exciting work into the community, through oral history presentations and interviews, pop up museum exhibits, and more. Contact us to get involved!
In anticipation of the exciting opportunities that the Traveling Cure Porch will provide for mobile exhibits, oral history presentations and interviews, Historic Saranac Lake is planning a series of pop-up museum exhibits for 2017. These temporary exhibits will feature a combination of archival materials from our collections, as well as interactive oral history activities, the type of activities we anticipate conducting in the Traveling Cure Porch in the future.
Winter Carnival Pop-Up Exhibit
Held on Saturday, February 5, this pop-up exhibit celebrated the history of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. On display were a number of archival images of ice palaces and activities such as the children's parade, early postcards, and newspaper articles. We also displayed a variety of buttons from carnivals past, as well as a trophy. Visitors made their own winter carnival buttons, and shared what winter carnival means to them on cards for display at the museum.