On Sunday, September 14th, Historic Saranac Lake will host “Welcome to the Summer White House!” The afternoon features a tour and reception at White Pine Camp, an Adirondack Great Camp built in 1907, where President Calvin Coolidge spent ten consecutive weeks during the summer of 1926.
Guests will take guided tours of the buildings and grounds from 2:00-3:30 pm followed by a wine reception featuring favorite foods of various U.S. Presidents. The reception will be held in an idyllic setting at the water’s edge in one of the Camp’s boathouses on Osgood Pond. Highlights of the tour will include the “Great Room,” Japanese tea house, rock garden, bowling alley, tennis house, guest cabins, and service buildings, as well as a display of historic memorabilia and video of President Coolidge’s visit.
In the tradition of the Adirondack Great Camps – magnificent rustic compounds of comfort built a century ago by the rich and powerful on wilderness estates – White Pine Camp offers a year-round restful retreat in unparalleled natural surroundings. Unique among these estates, the Camp is known for its outstanding architecture and interesting history. It sits among 35 acres of majestic pines and wetlands with 3,900 feet of shoreline on beautiful, secluded Osgood Pond.
Tickets are $20 per person to support Historic Saranac Lake and White Pine Camp. Tickets may be purchased online at www.historicsaranaclake.org or by check. Call Historic Saranac Lake at 518-891-4606 for more information.
Founded in 1973, Historic Saranac Lake is a not-for-profit architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from their center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
Photo by Barry Lobdell Fine Art Photography.