Adirondack Museum pulls out of Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake announced Wednesday that it will suspend plans to build a new branch and store on Main Street in Lake Placid. The museums Board of Trustees held a special meeting Monday, June 23 to discuss the branchs future. According to Caroline Welsh, the museums director, fincial issues were cited as the primary reason for the suspension of work. Welsh noted that Lake Placid Mayor Jamie Rogers and North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi have been supportive of the branch from day one. The museums overall strategic plan hoped to expand its presence into the larger Adirondack community. Lake Placid worked into the project because of its historical and cultural importance to the region. According to Welsh, despite the projects suspension, Lake Placid remains an integral part of the museums future, as the Board of Trustees hopes to work in partnership with various organizations in Lake Placid to bring exhibits and programs into the area. Rustic Tomorrow, a popular exhibit that premiered in April, will be the first of several ADK Museum programs scheduled to appear at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Museum outreach programs such as Cabin Fever Sunday, will also continue in Lake Placid. For more information about the Adirondack Museum, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call 352-7311.

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