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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

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

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