Lake Placid Museums
Museums - Lake Placid, New York
Lake Placid has quite a few wonderful museums for you to enjoy, the most popular include the following.
Olympic Center Museum
Located in the Olympic Center, this museum has a permanent exhibit featuring history, photos videos, information and memorabilia related to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, complemented with modern photography by Dan Moss, the official artist of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games. The legacy of this museum includes the original athletes' uniforms and equipment, including further information about all the Olympic sites in the area.
This museum is located in the Blue Mountain Lake region but has exhibits pertaining to the Lake Placid area. Adirondack Museum was named "the best of its kind in the world," by The New York Times. This museum is composed of 20 buildings on 32 acres of grounds and gardens, including also boats and boating, outdoor recreation, mining, and transportation. Permanent exhibits show how people in the regions lived in the early 1800's, as well as rustic furniture and artifacts. There are also many different cultural programs, special events and interesting activities for the whole family.
Chapman Historical Museum
Located downtown in this small city at the southeastern edge of the Adirondack Mountains, the museum consists of the restored Victorian home of the DeLong family, the owners for two generations from 1860-1910. Displays include rotating exhibitions and permanent galleries, as well as a tour emphasizing the lifestyle of the 19th century, and how families faced the problem of work from cooking on a coal stove to cleaning chamber pots.
Six Nation Indian Museum (the Haudenosaunees)
Situated in the North Eastern Adirondacks Mountains, in Onchiota, this museum has the mission to preserve the culture and traditions of the Iroquois Confederacy formed by the nations of Onondaga, Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca, and later the Tuscarora.
Another of the treasures surviving from the 19th century and named after the Constable family living there from 1817 to 1947 when it was sold. Housing a unique collection of rare antiques and its original limestone furnishing. Built from 1810 to 1819 by William Constable, Jr., the property was restored between 1948 and 1949. Then opened as a Historic House Museum in July 19, 1949.
Franklin County Historical and Museum Society's House of History
A museum located in Malone and exhibiting a Victorian parlor, dining room, crafts rooms decorative art and other early original settings, including the Kilburn Research Library providing genealogy records,
Historic Society of Saratoga Springs Museum
With the mission to promote through study and education the appreciation for the social, political, economic, geological, and cultural history of the City of Saratoga Springs and nearby communities, this society was founded in 1883, displaying early collections with artifacts from all around northern New York. This museum was opened in 1911 with the peculiarity of being originally a gambling casino, built in1870, and owned by the City of Saratoga Springs, and now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1972 and located in Hogansburg, this museum features historical and Contemporary Mohawk art, including tools, clothing, beadwork, and basketry. This museum has a cultural center teaching the Native American people to help themselves, preserving their culture, and fulfilling the educational need of future generations
Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center
Not properly a museum, but from here guided walking tours depart, displaying nature exhibits around Adirondack Park trail, Lake Placid surroundings, and a Ghost town nearby. The Adirondack Park was created in 1892 by the State of New York, and with itís approximately 6 million acres is greater in size than Yellowstone, Glacier, Everglades, and Grand Canyon National Park combined.
Penfield Homestead Museum
Located in historic Crown Point, this museum claims to be the Birthplace of the Electric Age, and exhibits on the early Iron Work and Civil War.
Slate Valley Museum
This is a restored historic 19th Century New World Dutch Barn situated in Granville, revealing the science and art of slate quarrying, and its influence on the local culture, including a 30-foot-tall replica of a quarry stick used when it was necessary to bring large pieces of stone up from the quarry pit into the yards.
Webb Historical Association
This museum is located in Old Forge in the heart of the Fulton Chain of Lakes district within the Adirondack State Park. Historical exhibits are enhanced with an extensive research library with books, vintage photographs, postcards, maps, genealogy and business records.
This museum belongs to the Ticonderoga Historical Society Website, housed in an imposing Georgian mansion, replica of Thomas Hancock's (Beacon Hill), built from 1737 to 1741, and demolished in 1863.
An international renowned museum site of major victories in the Seven Years' War and American Revolution.
Fulton County Museum
This museum is located in the historic Kingsboro district of Gloversville, featuring exhibits on the industry and history of Fulton County and surrounding areas.