Monday, August 4, 2014

A Look At Lake Placid’s Sports Culture Tuesday Evening

Ski Jumper at the Lake Placid Club c 1920 (Lake Placid Library)The Adirondack History Center continues its weekly summer lecture series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, August 5th, at the museum in Elizabethtown.

“Building Lake Placid’s Sports Culture” will be presented by Lake Placid and Olympic sports researcher Jim Rogers, a resident of Lake Placid.

“Lake Placid has a long and noble tradition within the world of winter sports,” said Director Diane O’Connor. “The area has a remarkable reputation as an incubator for winter Olympians and outdoor sports enthusiasts. This culture continues to influence both the history as well as the economy of the Adirondacks.”

Advance reservations for the lecture are not required. Admission to the lecture is $8 for the general public, $5 for museum members. The Adirondack History Center Museum presents lectures on topics relevant to the Adirondacks each Tuesday evening in July and August. This season’s series, as well as two of the museum’s exhibits, focus on the growth of tourism in the mid-20th century.

The Adirondack History Center Museum is open from 10 am until 5 pm every day until October 13th. Admission is $5, with discounts for seniors and students. Children under 6 are admitted free. Additional information may be found at www.adkhistorycenter.org, or by calling 518-873-6466.

Photo: Ski jumper at the Lake Placid Club c. 1920 (from the collections of the Lake Placid Library).


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