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Drafting tools that belonged to Verplanck Colvin
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

Adirondack Attic: burl wood belt cup

In the old days, when it was still safe to drink from rivers and lakes, travelers used burl wood belt or canoe cups. Most were exquisitely hand-carved wooden "travel" cups. For today's "Adirondack Attic", Andy Flynn tells us about one such canoe cup in the collection at the Adirondack Museum.  Go to full article
David Kahn will lead the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake
David Kahn will lead the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Museum hires new director

Eight months after the Adirondack Museum's last permanent director, Caroline Welsh, stepped aside, the institution in Blue Mountain Lake has named a new leader.

Board president Kevin Arquit made the announcement on Wednesday, calling the hire of David Kahn "an exciting time for the Adirondack Museum."

The museum, founded in 1957, is one of the region's leading cultural institutions. Martha Foley has details.  Go to full article
Noah John Rondeau
Noah John Rondeau

Adirondack Attic: vintage radio chat with the Hermit of Cold River

Andy Flynn's "Adirondack Attic" series continues with the story of a 1959 radio interview with Noah John Rondeau - the Hermit of Cold River. It's in the audio archives at the Adirondack Museum. 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.  Go to full article
John Alden Beals in his 1950s ice boat
John Alden Beals in his 1950s ice boat

Adirondack Attic: ice boats at the Adirondack Museum

Our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn continues. 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 finds two historic ice boats at the Adirondack Museum.  Go to full article

Court rejects lawsuit challenging Adk Museum expansion

An Essex County judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the planned Lake Placid branch of the Adirondack Museum. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Books: Adirondack Attic 4

Saranac Lake Writer and photographer Andy Flynn continues his research this summer into some of the little know artifacts stored at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. For the last few years he has written a weekly newspaper column called "Adirondack Attic" and a series of books of the same name. Andy's research takes him into the museum's archives and storage spaces and sometimes items on permanent display. Todd Moe caught up with him to talk about his books, the Adirondack Attic History Project and some of the items in the museum's 50th anniversary exhibit.  Go to full article
New design unveiled for Adk Museum in Lake Placid (Source:  Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)
New design unveiled for Adk Museum in Lake Placid (Source: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

Adirondack Museum unveils "bold" design for Lake Placid

The Adirondack Museum unveiled the proposed design yesterday for a new branch in Lake Placid. After fifty years in Blue Mountain Lake, the Museum hopes to find a new audience in the region's most heavily-visited tourist mecca. As Brian Mann reports, the building's modern architecture would make it one of the most visible destinations in Lake Placid.  Go to full article

New leader for Adirondack Museum

The head of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake has resigned and will leave his post at the end of next month. David Pamperin is returning to Wisconsin. He'll be replaced by Caroline Welsh, the museum's veteran chief curator. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Henry Beach photographs <br />Source:  Adirondack Museum
Henry Beach photographs
Source: Adirondack Museum

Lowville's Henry Beach, A Photographer Rediscovered

This summer, the Adirondack Museum is featuring the work of Lowville photographer Henry Beach. Beach was a commercial photographer in the late 1800s and early decades of the 20th century. He made a living producing postcards and documenting life in the Adirondack Mountains. His images capture everyday scenes and some of the early controversies that shaped the Park. Brian Mann spoke with curator Laura Rice.  Go to full article

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