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100th anniversary of the Reising Schoolhouse at the Adirondack Museum

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE The one-room school known as the Reising Schoolhouse turns 100 this year! Join the Adirondack Museum on Aug. 25 to celebrate the schoolhouse's milestone anniversary.

There will be special activities in the schoolhouse and around campus. Make your own birthday hat, create a 100-link paper chain, or search the whole museum on a special scavenger hunt.

At 1 p.m., join museum staff for birthday cake on the Reising Schoolhouse green. Children can show off their spelling ability in a spelling bee from 1:30-2 p.m. There will be two levels in the "bee": ages 5-7 years and 8-10 years. Join in old-fashioned races including three-legged races and sack races from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Adirondack Museum Store will hold a book signing from 2-5 p.m. Meet the authors of a variety of books for children; each will be signing copies of their work. Authors include; Gary and Justin Van Riper-Adirondack Kids Volumes 1-7; Liza Frenette - Soft Shoulders, Dead End and Dangerous Journeys; Jamie Sutliff - The Elves of Owls Head Mountain and The Land of the Nen Us York; Irene Uttendorfsky - Adirondack Mouse and the Perilous Journey; Mark W. Holdren - Spirit Wolf and The Raven; and Nancy Douglas - Sam, The Adirondack Railroad Cat.

The Reising Schoolhouse operated from 1907 to 1945 in the town of Ohio in Herkimer County, New York. It made its journey to the Adirondack Museum in 1987. Many people were educated in the one-room schoolhouse, and today it is still in use, serving as a hands-on activity center at the museum.

The Adirondack Museum is celebrating fifty years of telling the story of theAdirondacks all season long with fresh new exhibits, special events, and hands-on activities for visitors of every age. The museum is open each day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Oct. 14 and the last two weekends of October; closed Sept. 7 for Rustic Fair preparations.

For more information about exhibits and programs in 2007, call 352-7311, or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org .

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