A New Exhibit Coming Soon
In celebration of the upcoming reopening of the restored Hotel Saranac, Historic Saranac Lake will open a new exhibit this spring exploring the cultural history of the 1920s through the context of a grand hotel of the era.
Grants from the NY Council for the Humanities supported consultation with humanities scholars. Molly Berger, Ph. D. has advised on the history of hotels in the United States. Sara Hume, Ph. D. is providing expertise on 1920s fashions. Kent Streed of Pendragon Theatre is consulting on exhibit design.
Artist Maria de Angelo is working with student artists Morgan Paul and Hannah Gochenaur to paint murals that will divide the John Black Room into areas of a grand hotel of the era. Visitors will explore venues such as a guest room, a speakeasy, and a ballroom. Tom Seymour designed and constructed the exhibit partitions.
We are still seeking 1920s artifacts for the exhibit such as men’s and women’s clothing, fashion accessories, and hotel-related artifacts. Please contact us if you have something you would be willing to provide on loan!