On the twelfth day of Saranac Lake-mas, your museum gave to you... the uniform of the Saranac Lake Pioneers Drum and Bugle Corps! This handsome fringed jacket comes with a matching pair of fringed trousers. In 1959, a letter to the editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise thanked the community for their support to purchase these uniforms. They would have been worn with a tan felt cap, too!
To learn more about the Drum and Bugle Corps, visit our wiki: https://localwiki.org/hsl/Saranac_Lake_Pioneers_Drum_and_Bugle_Corps
Does anyone have any photographs of the Corps? We've love to see this uniform in action!
Thanks to everyone for following along on our Twelve Days of Saranac Lake-mas! We've had a ton of fun sharing these snippets from our history with you. Be sure to follow along all year round to learn more about Saranac Lake history and the goings-on here at the museum!
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR # 205, courtesy of Kurt Kamps.]