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Adirondack Museum suspends Lake Placid project

The Adirondack Museum has suspended plans to build a branch of the museum on Lake Placid's Main Street. Museum officials blamed permitting issues, ongoing litigation, rising construction costs and the challenges of fundraising. Board members informed local leaders in Lake Placid of the decision on Tuesday. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
The solar panel array at the Wild Center (Photos:  Wild Center)
The solar panel array at the Wild Center (Photos: Wild Center)

Wild Center honored for green design

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake has won one of the country's top awards for green building design. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, known as LEEDs, required years of work. As Brian Mann reports, one of the key steps was to buy as many building materials as possible that were made in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Former Gov. Pataki in the mail hall. Photo: The Wild Center
Former Gov. Pataki in the mail hall. Photo: The Wild Center

Wild Center's main hall renamed for Pataki

Former Governor George Pataki was in Tupper Lake Monday to tour the Wild Center. It was his first visit to the facility which he helped to build by earmarking more than $14 million in taxpayer funds for the project. Museum officials showed their gratitude, announcing that the main exhibition hall will be renamed in Pataki's honor. Brian Mann reports.  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

Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks: Opening Day

The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks opened today in Tupper Lake. Brian Mann called in from a press tent in a makeshift village built to handle the crowds...he spoke with David Sommerstein.  Go to full article
Stephan Jost
Stephan Jost

New Shelburne Director Looks For New Audiences

The Shelburne Museum on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain has a new director. Stephan Jost will take over as head of one of the country's most celebrated regional collections. Jost spoke last week with Brian Mann. He says the Shelburne's unique structure and location will open up new possibilities.  Go to full article
The future museum (Source: NHMA)
The future museum (Source: NHMA)

State will Donate Another $5 Million to Tupper Lake Museum

Governor Pataki traveled to Tupper Lake yesterday where he announced $5 million in funding for the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. As Chris Knight reports, the additional money allows the museum, which is still under construction, to reach its fundraising goal so it can open its doors next year.  Go to full article
Raising the final beam (Source: NHMA)
Raising the final beam (Source: NHMA)

Tupper Natural History Museum Hits Milestone

On Friday, workers in Tupper Lake raised the final roof beam of the new Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. There's still plenty of work ahead, before the 35,000 square foot museum opens in July of 2006. But as Brian Mann reports, organizers say the project is on-track and could play a central part in the revitalization of Tupper Lake.  Go to full article
Canadian War Museum (CWM)
Canadian War Museum (CWM)

In Ottawa, New War Museum Asks Painful Questions

This weekend, Canadians will get their first look at a new national war museum in Ottawa. The massive structure has a bunker-like fašade that stands out in a city famous for its graceful architecture. Inside, exhibitions offer a stark and sometimes painful look at Canada's military history, from the bloody campaigns of the French and Indian Wars, to peacekeeping operations now underway in Afghanistan. As Brian Mann reports, the museum is being unveiled at a time when many Canadians are ambivalent about war in general -- and skeptical of America's war on terror.  Go to full article

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