Ahead of the opening of its 60th season, the acclaimed Adirondack Museum has decided to redefine itself to better reflect all that the institution has to offer today. Now going by the name Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, visitors can look forward to seeing the same great collections in addition to the arrival of even more interactive and immersive Adirondack exhibits.
From Adirondack Museum to Adirondack Experience
The recent rebranding came as a surprise to many, but change and growth have always been a part of the former Adirondack Museum’s history. Since its inception in 1948 as the Adirondack Historical Association, the institution has evolved from a small museum into a cultural hotspot, and now, an experience.
Through exhibitions, programs, and more, this 121-acre indoor and outdoor attraction stays true to its original mission to educate visitors about the unique history of the Adirondacks, the relationship between people and the wilderness, and the park’s future.
That goal won’t change, but the Adirondack Experience hopes to attract the next generation of visitors and provide them with fun, interactive experiences that they will remember for a lifetime.
If you’re worried about your favorite exhibit going away, you shouldn’t be! The Adirondack Experience will continue to showcase the museum’s vast collection, host artisans-in-residence, offer workshops, and feature their signature events, such as the Rustic Furniture Fair.
What To Expect at Adirondack Experience
There are also a lot of new and exciting collections coming to the museum as a result of this rebranding. The most significant is the 19,000-square-foot interactive experience known as “Life in the Adirondacks.” This one-of-a-kind exhibition will bring the natural beauty of the Adirondacks to life through a combination of modern-day technology and local artifacts.
The opening of the mammoth “Life in the Adirondacks” will be on July 1st of this year and mark the institutions’s first big step forward as a new attraction. Not only that, but this type of exhibition will set the standard for future upgrades and additions at the Adirondack Experience.
Can’t wait to see what the Adirondack Experience is all about? Mark your calendar for their re-opening on May 26th!
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