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Architects' rendering of Old Snell and Congdon Halls. Image: Clarkson University
Architects' rendering of Old Snell and Congdon Halls. Image: Clarkson University

Potsdam takes baby step in historic building redevelopment

Clarkson University has picked two developers to give 100-year-old historic buildings in Potsdam a new life. The announcement is the latest step in turning Old Snell and Congdon Halls into a mix of upscale apartments and public space, including the home of two arts and culture groups.  Go to full article
The Gore Mountain Summit in North Creek. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34841109@N03/3651458653/">Eric Harrison</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Gore Mountain Summit in North Creek. Photo: Eric Harrison, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY ski museum idea considered in Warren County

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. (AP) A retired Adirondack physician is proposing the creation of a New York state museum of skiing in the Warren County hamlet of North Creek, home of Gore Mountain and the Ski Bowl.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reports that state Sen. Betty Little revealed the venture Friday during the Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting.  Go to full article

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Books: "Insinuendo"

Miriam Clavir has spent her career as an art and artifacts conservator. Today, she works part-time in conservation and devotes the rest of her time to writing fiction. She spends part of the year on Garter Lake, north of Kingston, Ontario.

Last year, she published her first murder mystery and will talk about the book with readers at the Ogdensburg Public Library Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Todd Moe spoke with her about Insinuendo, which is set in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.  Go to full article
Debris from the Land of Make Believe is included in the"Raging Rivers" exhibit in Elizabethtown. Photo: Todd Moe
Debris from the Land of Make Believe is included in the"Raging Rivers" exhibit in Elizabethtown. Photo: Todd Moe

"Raging Rivers" exhibit captures devastation, community

An exhibit in Elizabethtown uses debris, photos and video to tell the story of the destruction and devastation that was experienced in the region as a result of last year's Tropical Storm Irene and the Lake Champlain floods.

More than 40 of the best photos from local photographers from last spring and summer were chosen for use in the exhibit, which closes on Columbus Day. Todd Moe talks with director Margaret Gibbs about the Raging Rivers exhibit at the Adirondack History Center 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
Restored Wurlitzer plays again at events like Ottawa's SuperEX 2010.
Restored Wurlitzer plays again at events like Ottawa's SuperEX 2010.

Carnival Museum preserves vanishing memories and artifacts

Carnivals are something of an endangered species these days. Knowing this was the last time Ottawa's SuperEX would be at historic Lansdowne Park, organizers made space for visiting displays that focus on the rides, sideshows and music long associated with going to the fair - including a restored Wurlitzer organ the size of a small rail car.

Lucy Martin asked Jennifer Walker about the amazing music machine, which led to a conversation about the mission of the Carnival Museum.  Go to full article
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature: an icon restored

Museum-rich Ottawa is home to a number of Canadian symbols, with collections of international significance. Time and geology took a heavy toll on the century-old Canadian Museum of Nature, just a short mile's walk southeast from Parliament Hill. After over $200 million of restoration work - on what some nicknamed 'the sinking castle' - this iconic destination promises to be a top visitor attraction once more.

Lucy Martin got a tour prior to this weekend's grand re-opening.  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

Boat museum loses two veteran staffers

A major anchor of the Thousand Islands tourism industry is losing two senior staffers. The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton is entering its peak season on the heels of a decade of tremendous growth. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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