This morning we were thrilled to hear the news that we have been awarded $325,000 as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding from New York State! This award will support our project to expand our museum into the historic Trudeau Building. To learn more about our project, and the nine other projects that received awards, check out the announcement from the state.
[Photograph: Executive Director Amy Catania (in black) and others pose with Assemblyman Billy Jones and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at this morning's announcement.]
On Tuesday, we conducted a field investigation of sections of the exterior of the Trudeau building. Our architect Harry Gordon worked with Tom and Camden, of Dan Nardiello's company Redwing Construction, to remove select sections of vinyl siding and expose details of original architectural elements. We discovered some neat original features that have been buried for many years and found clues to changes that have been made.
These investigations will support the accurate rebuilding of the historic front entrance and restoration of the west elevation porches. Exterior work is anticipated to begin in 2020 once design is complete, and approvals and funding are secured.
Learn more about the project on our website!
This past Sunday, July 21, we celebrated the birthdays of two of Saranac Lake's Trudeaus -- Garry Trudeau of Doonesbury fame, and his father, Dr. Frank Trudeau, who would have turned 100. It was a great party at the museum, with members of the Trudeau Family and special guests. Our thanks to Trudeau Institute for co-hosting the event with us. We will share more photographs soon, stay tuned!
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