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History Matters (Historic Saranac Lake)

Image of the Week, from Historic Saranac Lake

This photograph shows the first class of the Trudeau School of Tuberculosis in the Saranac Laboratory 1917. The Trudeau School was founded by Dr. Edward R. Baldwin, and offered six-week summer courses for physicians to learn the latest treatment methods for TB. This photograph and others past ...

Image of the Week, from Historic Saranac Lake

The 1933 class of Saranac Lake High School in front of Petrova School. Among the graduates is Thomas B. Cantwell, who went on to be an attorney and civic leader, including serving as President of the Saranac Lake Free Library. The photograph was taken by William F. Kollecker. Congratulations to ...

Fresh eyes

“The historical sense involves a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence” — T.S. Eliot, “Four Quartets” This month, we will open a new exhibition at the museum called “Pandemic Perspectives.” The exhibit will highlight different experiences ...

Wish you were here

Separated from loved ones during the pandemic, many of us have been staying in touch with good old-fashioned postcards. Americans’ love of postcards dates back to 1893, when the first souvenir postcards were sold at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The postcard craze caught on ...

Claiming home

These days it seems like everyone wants to call the Adirondacks home. During the pandemic, closed-in city spaces have lost their allure, and those who can get out of the city are eager to escape to places with fresh air. It’s a repeat of Saranac Lake’s tuberculosis years, when tens of ...