On the seventh day of Saranac Lake-mas, your museum gave to you... kids a-swimming on Lake Flower! The lake was formed in 1827 when Pliny Miller built the first dam across the Saranac River to power a sawmill.
To learn more about the history of Lake Flower, including the origin of its name, visit our wiki: https://localwiki.org/hsl/Lake_Flower
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, courtesy of Peter MacIntyre.]
On the sixth day of Saranac Lake-mas, your museum gave to you... tuberculosis patients a-laying in the fresh air! TB patients like these women at Ray Brook Sanatorium would spend their days on porches resting and taking in the fresh air.
To learn more about the process of “curing,” visit our wiki: https://localwiki.org/hsl/Curing
We’re halfway there - what will you learn in the next six days of Saranac Lake-mas?
[Patients at Ray Brook, c. 1928. Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR 124, courtesy of Ben Fruhlinger.]
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.
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