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Historical society seeking information

SCHROONLAKE-The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society is seeking first-hand accounts of the community's past.

"We're seeking personal stories to compliment the museum/historical society programs and exhibits for the 2011 season," Loris Clark, society president, said.

Clark explained the group hopes people will come forward to share stories from their past. To encourage contributions, the historical society has scheduled a series of programs.

The initial presentation discussed ice harvesting April 20 at the North Hudson town hall.

The historical society will remember and honor Dr. Philip Sawyer during a program Saturday, July 30, at 1 p.m. at the group's museum at 1144 US Route 9 in Schroon Lake.

"Dr. Sawyer was the local physician from 1947-1987," Clark said. "A booklet of personal stories is planned and we need your help. The booklet will be available the day of the special event. An exhibit is also planned as part of the 2011 season."

Frontier Town will be focus of a program Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Hudson town hall. A "mini-museum" will be set up in the adjacent North Hudson fire house featuring artifacts from the now-closed western-theme park.

"Please come and share any photos, memorabilia or personal stories," Clark said. "Pass the word, gather your information and become part of what was once a very exciting time of the North Country experience. We are still in the planning stages and any ideas are appreciated."

Interested people can contact the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society at 532-7615 or Clark at 532-0533, e-mail SNHHSI@verizon.net.

The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society was founded in 1972. Since that time the society has grown to 280 members and operates a museum at 1144 US Route 9, Schroon Lake.

The museum was closed in 2008 when water damage and foundation problems were discovered. Repairs were made that year and the museum re-opened to the public in June 2009. Since then a new room has been added to museum, which opened in 2010 with new exhibits, programs and technology.

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