Join us at 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 4 for a morning of celebrating cure porch architecture and educating our neighbors about historic preservation. We need your help to spread the word! Meet at the Cure Porch on Wheels parked behind the museum for a brief training with Executive Director Amy Catania on cure porch architecture and the importance of historic preservation. Then help us educate the local community with a walk through Helen Hill Historic District distributing flyers. We will leave from the museum following the introduction at the Cure Porch on Wheels and walk through the Helen Hill neighborhood, rain or shine!
This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required. This program is part of a series of educational talks and programs sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant.
For the first of four local history days this summer and fall, the Cure Porch on Wheels will be visiting the Summer Market at the Station in Downtown Onchiota on Saturday, July 24. Come check it out to learn more about cure porch architecture and see components of Historic Saranac Lake's new exhibit "Pandemic Perspectives." We'll be hanging out from 12-2PM!
Learn more about the Station on their website.
Don't forget, our virtual "A Wild Idea" book talk with author Brad Edmondson is coming up tomorrow at 6:00PM! If you haven't registered yet, please do so using this form.
We will send a link to the Zoom meeting via email to all registered participants. We look forward to you all joining the discussion tomorrow!
The Saranac Laboratory Museum is reopening to the public! We are so excited to welcome you all back! We are offering timed entry tickets that can be purchased online in advance.
We will now be open our usual hours, Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM to 5PM. Timed entry tickets are not required but recommended; you may have a short wait if you do not purchase tickets. Masks will be required. Please see the Visit page for for more information!
Join us on Tuesday, May 25 at 5PM to take a tour of one of Saranac Lake's first cure cottages! You will get to go inside Little Red, visit the statue of Dr. Edward L. Trudeau, and learn about their history and significance. Advance ticket purchases or RSVPs are required in advance by noon on the Monday before the tour. A maximum of 8 tickets will be available for this tour. Tickets are non-refundable. Masks are required! Rain or shine. $10/person, children and members of Historic Saranac Lake free. Tickets include same-day admission to the Saranac Laboratory Museum. If you wish to reserve a ticket but do not want to purchase one online, please call HSL at 518-891-4606 or email us to guarantee a ticket. You will receive an email from us with instructions on where to meet our guide the day before the tour. Purchase tickets here.
We're excited that the Cure Porch on Wheels is part of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber GROUNDED event this weekend! Participants can stop by the Cure Porch on Wheels (located behind the Saranac Laboratory Museum on Church Street) and check out a mini exhibit on our community's unique history!
You can pick up an activity card along with a self-guided historic downtown walking tour brochure from the Saranac Lake Area Chamber offices at Harrietstown Town Hall all weekend long.
If you didn't get a chance to join us for our Historic Property Tax Credit Program webinar with Frances Stern from NYSHPO last month, you can watch it on our YouTube channel! If you have questions, want to check your property's register status, or want copies of the slides or handouts mentioned in this presentation, send us an email!
Did you miss our Zoom presentation, "Picturing Winter Carnival: History Through our Photograph Collections?" Now you can watch it on demand! Learn about some of the fascinating history of Winter Carnival, from 1897 to today, and get a peek at some never-before-seen photographs from our collection. Join our Executive Director Amy Catania and Museum Administrator Chessie Monks-Kelly as they highlight what makes Saranac Lake's Winter Carnival so special.
If you have a Winter Carnival memory, object, or photograph you'd like to share with HSL, please take our survey.
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