Friday, July 5, 2024

Tupper Lake History Museum opens in new location July 6

Tupper Lake History Museum

Tupper Lake, NY – The Tupper Lake History Museum is planning a grand opening of its new location with a celebration and ribbon-cutting on Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. The ribbon-cutting will take place at the museum’s new multi-room quarters in the former gas station building at 291 Park Street. Local leaders, along with museum board members, will be on hand.

The museum has had a number of locations over the years after its founding more than 20 years ago by Arthur Richer. It was initially located in the former Hull family home on Water Street. Its next location was on the second floor of the Town of Tupper Lake’s old Junction fire station on Pine Street, where it operated for more than a decade.

After a year of fundraising, the museum’s board of directors purchased the empty gas station at 291 Park Street and began renovating the space, with assistance from many volunteers and local businesses.

The museum is also staffed by volunteers who are eager to help visitors learn about Tupper Lake’s mixed and rich heritage. Twenty exhibits showcase the community’s history from the late 1800s to today.

The Tupper Lake History Museum opened Memorial Day weekend, with limited hours during June. This summer, the museum will be open five days a week, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Details about the museum can be found at or on its Facebook page.

Photo at top courtesy of the Tupper Lake History Museum.

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One Response

  1. Mark Friden says:

    Congratulations, TLHM! Wishing you all the best at your new location!

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