Long Lake The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake and Tupper Lake’s Wild Center will each receive $2.4 million from the late Dr. Linda K. Vaughan, a Long Lake seasonal resident.
Vaughan was a member of and donor to both museums in her lifetime.
“Dr. Vaughan’s bequest is a magnificent surprise and the single largest gift that The Wild Center has received from an individual,” said Stephanie Ratcliffe, Executive Director of The Wild Center.
David M. Kahn, new executive director of the Adirondack Museum, said, “The years she spent at Silver Lake Camp as a girl inspired Ms. Vaughan’s love for the area. We are truly humbled by her overwhelmingly generous bequest which will allow the museum to continue to preserve the history of a place that was so special to her, and share it with so many others.”
Vaughan’s bequest to the Adirondack Museum was in honor of Caroline M. Welsh, who served the Adirondack Museum for over two decades, first as a curator and then as director.