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Andy Flynn works with the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, singer/songwriter Dan Berggren of Ballston Spa, and North Country Public Radio to produce a series of monthly 5-minute "Adirondack Attic" radio programs, exploring the Adirondack Museum's artifact collections, and other museum collections around the Adirondack North Country region to highlight a broad range of New York state history.

Andy is also the author The Adirondack Attic book series and Meet the Town community guides. You can find them at the Hungry Bear Publishing website, and at bookstores around the region.

Adirondack Museum curator Laura Rice holding the "schuetzen" target rifle. Photo: Andy Flynn
Adirondack Museum curator Laura Rice holding the "schuetzen" target rifle. Photo: Andy Flynn

In the Adirondack Attic: Schuetzen target rifle

The Adirondack Attick's Andy Flynn unearths a target rifle from the Loon Lake area in Warren County. Laura Rice, the chief curator of the Adirondack Museum, talks with Andy about its story.  Go to full article
The Adirondack Museum has three wooden crates full of antique soda bottles from the Riverside Bottling Works in Warren County.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Listen: Soda bottles trace a Warren County story

In the Adirondack Attic series, with Andy Flynn, NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring local history stories to light.

In this installment, Andy talks with Adirondack Museum chief curator Laura Rice about antique soda bottles from the Riverside Bottling Works in Warren County, and the story they tell about the bottling industry in the hamlet that's now called Riparius.  Go to full article
From Andy's attic: the hockey puck he found at an Olympic matchup at the Lake Placid games in 1980.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Listen: Lake Placid, 1980, Andy's mom, a hockey puck

Our "Adirondack Attic" series continues as Andy Flynn searches his own attic for a memento from the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, and talks with his mom about their trip to the Olympics.  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: skater Sonja Henie

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and...  Go to full article
Alison Haas, director of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: sliding sports in Lake Placid

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and...  Go to full article
Historic Aiden Lair.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Aiden Lair

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and...  Go to full article
Joe Wiegand, as Teddy Roosevelt, at the North Creek Depot Museum earlier this month.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Teddy Roosevelt returns to North Creek

As part of the Adirondack Attic series, Andy Flynn catches up with Joe Wiegand, the country's premier Teddy Roosevelt reprisor at the North Creek Depot Museum. It was to the...  Go to full article
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake.  Photo:  Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Saranac Lake's historic churches

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of Adirondack Attic books on local history. He uses the objects people...  Go to full article
Some of the items on display in the bicentennial exhibit at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Warrensburg celebrates its bicentennial

Andy Flynn travels to Warrensburg for the next "Adirondack Attic" segment. The southern Adirondack town is celebrating its bicentennial this year. Andy examines some...  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: dude ranches, rodeos, wranglers

Pick an object, any object, and let's see what stories it can tell. Andy Flynn visits the Painted Pony Rodeo in Lake Luzerne for a look at the history of dude ranches in the...  Go to full article

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