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The Adirondack Museum has three wooden crates full of antique soda bottles from the Riverside Bottling Works in Warren County.  Photo: Andy Flynn
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

A taste of Hollywood in Blue Mountain Lake

An independent feature film, Begin the Beguine, will be filmed in Blue Mountain Lake this summer. Todd Moe talks with director Ari Gold about why he chose the Adirondack hamlet as the location for his next film, and his desire to include as many local landmarks and people in the film as possible. For more information about the film and auditions on Wednesday: guideboatproductons@gmail.com  Go to full article
Colleen Pine as Cinderella and Lucas Greer as Prince Christopher.
Colleen Pine as Cinderella and Lucas Greer as Prince Christopher.

Preview: "Cinderella"

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts continues a Holiday tradition with live theater this season. Cinderella opens Friday night at the Indian Lake Theater and continues at various towns in the Adirondacks over the next few weeks. Todd Moe talks with two of the young actors in the cast: Colleen Pine as Cinderella and Lucas Greer as Prince Christopher.  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

Adirondack Attic: the Whiteface Mountain fire tower

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 visits the Adirondack Museum to climb the Whiteface Mountain fire tower.  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
Marion River Carry has been a crossroads in the Central Adirondacks for more than a century
Marion River Carry has been a crossroads in the Central Adirondacks for more than a century

New development in Adirondacks sparks fears about popular canoe route

This morning the Adirondack Park Agency will vote on a developer's plan to build four new homes along the shore of Utowana Lake in Hamilton County.

The project has drawn fierce opposition because the land in question involves a traditional portage trail known as the Marion River Carry.

The trail over private land has been used by paddlers and other travelers for more than a century.

As Brian Mann reports, critics say that traditional route could be threatened.  Go to full article
Bussey & McLeod Cookstove, Troy, NY ca. 1907-1910. Photo: Richard Walker
Bussey & McLeod Cookstove, Troy, NY ca. 1907-1910. Photo: Richard Walker

Adk Museum serves up exhibit for foodies

How would you define food in the Adirondack region -- Wild blackberries? Fresh trout? Milk from a local dairy farm? The Adirondack Museum is celebrating food, drink and the pleasures of eating in a new exhibit, Let's Eat! Adirondack Food Traditions. The exhibit, which opens today, includes culinary stories and customs from Native American foods, cooking around the campfire and today's farmer's markets. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
The Adirondack Museum's Little Log Cabin
The Adirondack Museum's Little Log Cabin

A pint-sized log cabin

Businesses, museums and attractions are preparing for the busy summer season that starts this weekend. Store aisles are being swept, shelves restocked and final touches are being added to exhibits. The Adirondack Museum opens its 53rd season tomorrow. Something new this year is a three-quarter size log structure, surrounded by rhubarb, strawberry and herb gardens, and a stunning view of Blue Mountain Lake. Chief Curator Laura Rice gave Todd Moe a tour of the museum's newest structure.  Go to full article
The first Blue Mt. House.
The first Blue Mt. House.

The Adirondack Attic

We introduce a new series this morning - 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.

Now, 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

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