This weekend we hosted some special guests for a great presentation and house tour! CJ Moore and Nancy Broermann published the book, "Maria Longworth Storer: from Music and Art to Popes and Presidents" this spring, and we were happy to have them present about their research! They discovered that the Longworth-Nichols-Storer family had many connections to TB, Saranac Lake, and Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau while researching the life of the fascinating woman who founded Rookwood Pottery. After their presentation, we toured Highland Manor on Park Avenue, which was the home of Maria's son, Dr. Joseph Nichols. Dr. Nichols came to Saranac Lake to work for Dr. Trudeau after curing from TB.
On Sunday, our Museum Administrator Chessie took CJ and Nancy to visit the grave of Dr. Nichols and his wife, Mary, and to see the WWI Memorial where Mary is listed for her work overseas. A great time was had by all, and everyone learned a lot, so we want to thank CJ and Nancy for sharing their research with us, as well as Kathy and Ralph Bonavist for their hospitality.
We will soon have copies of "Maria Longworth Storer" for sale in our gift shop!
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