Historical Society to present 'Ice' lecture Jan. 26

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will kick off its 2011 "Odds and Ends" Winter Lecture Series Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Howard Johnson's Restaurant in Lake Placid.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. with attendees encouraged to come for dinner at 6 p.m. The first program in the four-part series is titled "Adirondack Ice: A Cultural and Natural History" and will be presented by author Caperton Tissot of Saranac Lake, who is pictured.

The Winter Lecture Series has been titled "Odds and Ends" in memory of Laura Viscome, a longtime supporter of the Historical Society. Viscome's weekly "Odds and Ends" column ran in the Lake Placid News for many years and was a great source of information for residents and visitors. Lectures will be offered monthly from January through April 2011. All programs offered in the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society's "Odds and Ends" Winter Lecture Series are free and open to the public. The series will continue at Howard Johnson's Restaurant Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. with "The History of Education in Lake Placid" presented by Ernie Stretton, John Friedlander and Roger Loud.

For more information, contact Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society at 523-2529 or thehistorymuseumcollections@verizon.net.

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