The Lake Placid Olympic Museum, located in the Olympic Center, is set to open a new exhibit, Totally 80, on Thursday, February 13th, and Roni Raccoon’s 40th birthday. The exhibit will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games and explore how the logo and its graphics created an overall feel and identity for the Lake Placid Olympics.
To kick off the 40th anniversary celebration, a free reception will be held at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum on February 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Themed cocktails, appetizers and a birthday cake for Roni will all be served. 1980 attire is suggested for this event and the first 80 visitors to attend will receive an original 1980 Olympic ticket.
The Totally 80 exhibit is highlighted by local artist and designer Robert Whitney’s graphics and photographs from the Lake Placid Games. Artifacts from the museum’s collection and references to 1980 popular culture will also be a part of the throwback exhibit.
The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is located in the Olympic Center, at 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid. It is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. More information is available online, or by calling the museum at (518) 302-5326.
Photo of Roni Racoon Roller Skiing courtesy Lake Placid Olympic Museum.