Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake has launched ADKX@HOME, a range of digital content that focuses on a new pandemic collecting initiative, fun educational activities for the whole family, and making the ADKX’s world-class collections and experts accessible to the public in new ways.
The Adirondack Experience began documenting the impact that coronavirus has had on the residents and businesses of the North Country, and through the Pandemic section of the website residents of the North Country can share their personal experiences with documents, photos, and written stories.
“This is really unprecedented. By collecting now as things are happening, we can give future generations a better understanding of this extraordinary moment in time. Perhaps as people look back, they will be better prepared to cope with similar crises. We’d love to hear from business owners, volunteers, medical staff, teachers, students, parents, essential workers—everyone has a story to tell,” said Chief Curator Laura Rice in a news release.
The staff at ADKX are currently working on delivering a “curriculum-based learning module” for the students and teachers having to rely on home schooling in order to provide more resources and activities in support of their families. The activities include: Designing your own Hermit Hut, and a Where’s Noah inspired by the lifestyle of the famous ADK hermit: “Noah John Rondeau” with a downloadable ADK coloring and activity page featuring drawings by Arto Monaco.
Virtual exhibits feature digital collections which reflect the stories of the Adirondacks’ healing power, and other themes. The museum has even provided an assortment of artwork and photos of the campus to be used as a background in your next Zoom meeting.