Sunday, March 5, 2023

North Creek Depot Museum Presents New Video “Interview with the Curator”

Curator Greg Schaefer with host Erin Corr

North Creek, NY – The North Creek Depot Museum is proud to present a new video titled, “Interview with the Curator.”

 

The North Creek Depot Museum produced a video titled “Interview with the Curator” with President and Curator Greg Schaefer and host Erin Corr. The video was presented as part of an exhibit of winter sports, titled “Daring Descents” (through February 28th) at the Tannery Pond Center in North Creek on Friday, January 20. During the interview, Greg spoke about the story of the Adirondack Railroad and its effect on the region during the period between 1930 and 1945. He described the history of the “Snow Trains” that brought the first skiers up from Schenectady and later from New York City. This was the beginning of the development of skiing at Gore Mountain.

 

The host and editor of the video, Erin Corr, worked closely with the museum educator, Frances Gaffney. Erin is a senior at Johnsburg Central School in North Creek. She intends to study film and animation in the future.

A crowded station platform in North Creek circa 1940

A crowded station platform in North Creek circa 1940. Photo provided by Frances Gaffney, Museum Educator, The Depot Museum.

The video project was funded in part by the Museum Association of New York Pomeroy Fund for NYS History and sponsored by the North Creek Railway Depot Museum. Plans include showing the video at area senior citizen centers and at the Johnsburg Central School in the spring.

 

The museum building is both a National Historic Site built in 1872 and a New York State Theodore Roosevelt Historic Site. It was on the train depot platform where Roosevelt learned he was to become the 26th president of the United States on September 14, 1901.

The North Creek Depot Museum is owned and operated by the North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Association. It is a fully accredited Museum of the History and Culture of the Gore Mountain Region. This year marks the museum’s 23rd year in operation. Please see the museum’s website at www.northcreekdepotmuseum.org for information about hours of operation and future events.

Photo at top: An image from the interview video with President and Curator Greg Schaefer and host Erin Corr. Photo provided by Frances Gaffney, Museum Educator, The Depot Museum.

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2 Responses

  1. David Gibson says:

    So great to see this one on one exchange, passing on some great local and regional history, but a story that will touch the entire community. I hope to see it.

  2. wallace I carpenter says:

    do you plan any events in the near future especially TR’s Birthday on October 27th?

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