Historical Society to present 'Odds and Ends'

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.

The Winter Lecture Series has been titled "Odds and Ends" in memory of Laura Viscome, a longtime supporter of the Historical Society. Laura'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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