We have loved following Dick Monroe’s adventures in bottle diving, so here’s the latest update! Dick has been experimenting with making drinking/cocktail glasses out of damaged historic bottles that he discovers while diving. Check out his latest piece in the Adirondack Almanack to follow along!
Dick’s support has been tremendous for helping us care for our collections; we can’t say thank you enough! If you missed the original sale on Collins Brothers bottles, you’re in luck! There are just a few bottles left for sale on our website. All of the funds go to purchase supplies to house and care for our collections.
Friday Link: Humble Spirits
This week's Friday Link is a spooky tale from our Executive Director Amy's "Letters from the Porch" column last fall. Read on our blog if you dare...
Friday Link: Vampires
There is just a little more than two weeks till Halloween - did you know that there is a link between tuberculosis and stories of vampires? Read more on the Hektoen International Journal.
Friday Link: Tupper Lake History
This article is from February, but we enjoyed reading about the history of fresh air as a disease-fighting tool. We know all about fresh air up here, and it's interesting to read about how it influenced architecture!
Thanks to Todd Moe at North Country Public Radio for checking out our Pandemic Perspectives exhibit and sharing about it! If you didn't catch the interview on the radio, you can listen to it online. We've had some great conversations with museum visitors about the exhibit and their experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Come pay us a visit!
If you've been sorting out your family photographs and other collections over the winter, you might be wondering how best to organize and care for them! Our friends at New York Archives Magazine gave a presentation back in January as part of their online speaker series, and it's available to watch on YouTube!
If you have questions about specific items, or think you might want to donate materials to our collection, please reach out to us!
We enjoyed this "myth-busting" post about digitization of archival collections from Florida State University Libraries Special Collections! Read to learn more about why everything isn't available online, and the work and costs associated with digitizing historic materials.
Friday Link: Murray's Fools
The Lake Placid History Museum is hosting a great lecture online next week, on Murray's Fools with Ivy Gocker of the Adirondack Experience. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00PM. Sign up via their Facebook page!
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