Little Red Tour
June is National Dairy Month, so here's a look at breakfast for a patient at Trudeau Sanatorium in the 1940s. Patient Ken Ho meticulously documented his experience seeking the cure. He noted that breakfast included French toast, cereal, an orange, coffee, tea, and two bottles of milk. TB patients often drank up to 8 glasses of milk a day in order to try to gain weight.
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, 2022.12.1.13.2. Gift of the Family of Ken Ho.]
We have a tour of Trudeau Sanatorium coming up on June 14 at 1PM. Get tickets on our events page. RSVPs are required for this outdoor walking tour, and spots are limited!
It's National Fishing and Boating Week! Where are you getting out to paddle or cast a line? This image comes from the scrapbook of TB patient and later Saranac Lake mayor, Eddy Whitby.
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, 2020.1.1.81. Gift of Randall Baldwin.]
Museum Monday: Book Cataloging
Our awesome volunteers are still hard at work cataloging our book collections! If you missed it, we're converting the John Black Room bookcases back into visible storage for our book collections. With the help of volunteers Kathy and Andy (pictured), we're making catalog records for all of the books in our collection, and these records will be available online in multiple formats. Stay tuned!
Thanks to all of our volunteers! If you want to get involved, fill out our volunteer form!
Walk of Fame: Leslie Hoffman
While you're out and about this weekend, keep an eye for some new Walk of Fame plaques added this spring, including one for Leslie Hoffman! Leslie made her career as a professional stuntwoman and labor leader, including roles in Star Trek, M.A.S.H., Nightmare on Elm Street, and more! Hoffman was the first stuntwoman elected to the Screen Actors’ Guild Board of Directors in the 1980s!
Congratulations to Leslie! Be sure to stop by Hotel Saranac to see her plaque, and read more about her career in this article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Blue Star Museums
Tuberculosis Thursday: Friends
Homeschool History Day
We recently participated in the return of Homeschool History Day! Homeschool families joined our Public Programs Coordinator Mahala Nyberg and Dr. Curt Stager for a tour of the Paul Smith's College campus and St. John's in the Wilderness Cemetery to learn more about natural history, Native American communities in the area, and Paul Smith's hotel. We love sharing local history with you all!
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