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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.

Photo: Adirondack Museum
Photo: Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Attic: Sandpaper

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 looks at some Garnet sandpaper samples from the early 1900s with chief Adirondack Museum curator Laura Rice.  Go to full article
Drafting tools that belonged to Verplanck Colvin

Adirondack Attic: tools for making maps

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 takes a close look at 19th century drafting tools from the collection at the Adirondack Museum.  Go to full article
1850s map of Clinton County, with Clintonville detail

Adirondack Attic: Clinton county's mining heritage

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 takes a close look at a mid-1800's map of Clinton County, and some of the stories of the small towns that grew up around the iron mining industry.  Go to full article
A Change House basket

Adirondack Attic: Change House basket

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
A decorative pin made of human hair.

Adirondack Attic: weaving hair into jewelry

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...  Go to full article
Johnsburg's crayon portraits -- Miles Morehouse's photo is on the far right.

Adirondack Attic: Johnsburg's historic crayon portraits

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...  Go to full article
Fireworks above this year's Ice Palace.

Adirondack Attic: Saranac Lake Ice 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...  Go to full article
Charcoal from the iron forge in Clintonville.

Adirondack Attic: a piece of mining history

Andy Flynn visits the Adirondack Museum as our "Adirondack Attic" series continues. Andy talks with chief curator Laura Rice about a chunk of charcoal from the 1800's that...  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: A new look at an old bridge

In our on-going series, The Adirondack Attic, Andy Flynn talks with Steve Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, about an early photo of...  Go to full article
Dannemora prison construction in 1898.

Adirondack Attic: an industry inside a prison

In the 19th century, iron mining was the main operation at the Dannemora Correctional Facility, with three main mines scattered within the structure's walls. The mines...  Go to full article

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