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Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society

242 Station Street Lake Placid, NY 12946


The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society has operated The History Museum in the historic Lake Placid Railroad Station since 1967. The Museum reveals the rich and unique history of the Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba.

Exhibits in the past have included topics such as the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics photographs, the era of the grant hotels and guides, The Stedman and Moses Collection of Glass Plate Negatives, and The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department.

The Museum is also alive with the bustle of passengers from the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society train rides, which resumed service to Saranac Lake in September 2000.

In the winter months when museum operations are closed, the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society hosts an historic fall tour in September and a winter lecture series from January-April.

The History Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm from Memorial Day to mid-October. Please visit their website at or call the History Museum at 518-523-1608 for additional information.

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