We're celebrating paddling with Celebrate Paddling ADK all month long, so why not paddle your own canoe? This image comes from an album kept by Blanche Smith during her high school years, documenting her adventures with her friends.
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, 2009.2.10.17. Gift of W. Dean Carrier.]
Happy Memorial Day! In memory of those throughout Saranac Lake history who have lost their lives in the line of duty, we're sharing this snippet of an interview with Art Niederbuhl. Art shared his memories of the beginning of World War II in an oral history interview. To learn more about Saranac Lakers who served, visit our wiki.
This week's Tuberculosis Thursday is dedicated to all of the beautiful lilacs blooming around town! Saranac Lake's love of lilacs goes back for more than 100 years. As you can see in this photograph from the early 1900s, the grounds of Trudeau Sanatorium had many, many lilacs and other beautiful flowering plants and trees, and many of them are still growing there today! Don't forget to take a moment to stop and smell the lilacs!
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, 2021.4. Gift of the Trudeau Institute.]
Friday marks National Road Trip Day, so pack up your provisions, fuel up the car, and hit the road! This photograph of Dennis Riley was taken by Trudeau Sanatorium patient Ken Ho sometime in the late 1940s.
See you on the road!
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, 2022.12.1.29.3. Gift of the Family of Ken Ho.]
We had an action-packed visit earlier this month with the Tupper Lake 5th graders in collaboration with the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake! Students learned about Dr. Trudeau and the Saranac Laboratory, what it was like to be a patient curing in Saranac Lake, and taxidermy history in the Dickert Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Thanks to Christine Campeau from the ADKX School Programs, and our amazing volunteer Amy Jones for sharing their knowledge!
Thanks for visiting us, Tupper Lake! We're glad to have you back at the Saranac Laboratory Museum!
Pike & pickerel fishing season is here! Have you made any historic catches yet? This proud angler is Henry H. Leis, "holding a 5 1/2 lb. pickerel fish he caught trolling on Lower Saranac Lake, August 1915." Henry would have been about eight years old in this photograph. He was the son of George and Marie Leis, and became an amateur taxidermist later in life.
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, gift of Marietta Leis Vogel. 2010.4.4.]
High Schoolers! Do you want to learn more about Saranac Lake history, meet new people, and get paid?! We have the job for you! The application form is now open for this year's Summer High School Internships! Head to our website for all the details and to apply.
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