Want to get involved as a docent with Historic Saranac Lake and the Saranac Laboratory Museum? Join us for walk-in training hours Wednesdays and Fridays from 10AM to 12PM, August 18 through September 3. Training may also include administrative tasks as interests dictate.
No registration is required, but you can fill out our volunteer form in advance. If you cannot join us during open hours, fill out the above form or contact Mahala Nyberg by email or at 518-891-4606.
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.
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