March 24: Special Tour Marking World TB Day: Tour the grounds of the former Trudeau Sanatorium. Meet at 1 pm inside the Park Avenue gates, where street parking is available. Tour is free of charge. Call 518-891-4606 to reserve a spot.
May 1: Daffest Walking Tour: A walking historic tour will leave Riverside Park at 10:30 am led by Director of Historic Saranac Lake, Amy Catania. Your group will stroll from Riverside Park along the shores of Lake Flower to the Bartok Cabin. $5/person, free to Historic Saranac Lake members.
In May -- History Matters Seminar Series: We are planning our third annual spring seminar series, featuring topics of local history. Stay tuned for a schedule of talks.
May 13: Preservation Celebration: featuring workshop sessions on window preservation, the National Register and the rehabilitation tax credit program, followed by a hard hat tour of the Hotel Saranac. More details and registration information coming soon. Stay tuned to hotelsaranac.com for updates about Roedel Companies' exciting restoration project!
July 1: Exhibit Opening: "The Great War: World War I in Saranac Lake." To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the first World War in 1914, we are reinstalling this exhibit, originally unveiled in the John Black Room in 2009. We will also unveil new exhibit items including the original manuscript of Dr. E. L. Trudeau's Autobiography, a exterior exhibit panel on Trudeau's history of scientific research with animal subjects, and a new section of the patient memorial wall. The wine and cheese reception will be held from and is free to members of Historic Saranac Lake.
September 14: Reception and Tours at White Pine Camp: Take a guided tour of President Coolidge's summer home and enjoy refreshments in the beautiful historic setting. $20/person to support Historic Saranac Lake and White Pine Camp. . Tickets sold on a first come basis. Please contact HSL to purchase tickets or for more information.
* Coming in 2015: "Medical Marvels" -- a new exhibition of antique medical devices, some on loan from the Ripley's Museum. This exhibit is in collaboration with the Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve University. © Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.