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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.

Some of the items on display in the bicentennial exhibit at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History.  Photo: Andy Flynn
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 historic artifacts at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History and has the story behind the spelling of the town's name.  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 southern Adirondacks.

Andy speaks with the Grandma of Painted Pony Pam Morin and local historian Cindy Cameron, specifically about the history day on Sunday, July 28th at the Ranches, Rodeos, and Wranglers weekend.  Go to full article
Arto Monaco's straw hat and some of his toys are part of the permanent collection at the Adirondack Museum. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Arto Monaco's magical world

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 make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air.

Today, Andy Flynn takes a closer look at some of the artifacts from Arto Monaco, creator of the Land of Makebelieve, in Upper Jay.  Go to full article
Concrete block houses in Mineville.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: iron ore tailings as a building material

We continue our Adirondack Attic series: curator Laura Rice tells Andy Flynn why an old concrete block from Mineville is one of her favorite artifacts at the...  Go to full article
This baseball uniform breastplate was originally owned by Charles Henry Bailey, a miner who was a charter member of the Lyon Mountain Baseball Club in 1877. The breastplate was made by his mother, who owned a boarding house in Lyon Mountain. It is now in the collection of the Adirondack Museum.  Photo: Adk Museum

Adirondack Attic: an heirloom from baseball's early days

Just in time for the start of baseball season, Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum for a look at a baseball uniform from the 1870's.  Go to full article
A chessboard from the Gabriels Sanatorium.  Photo: Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Attic: 1920s chess champs at Gabriels Sanatorium

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
Caperton Tissot with an antique ice saw at the ice palace in Saranac Lake.  Photo: Andy Flynn.

Adirondack Attic: how they cut the ice for the frozen palace

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 make,...  Go to full article
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Adirondack Attic: from peddler to Tupper Lake civic leader

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
John Eddy's 1818 map of the Adirondack/North Country region.  Photo: Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Attic: an 1818 map of the North Country

Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum for a closer look at an early 19th century map of the region.

Published in 1818, the map was divided into four sections,...  Go to full article
Artifacts found near Long Lake by summer vacationers in the 1960's and 70's.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: Native American artifacts

Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum for a closer look at Native American artifacts -- pottery and arrowheads -- found near Long Lake, for this month's edition of "The...  Go to full article

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