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Strawberry Festival to open Schroon Lake museum

Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society event June 24

The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society museum will open for the season with its annual strawberry festival at noon Sunday, June 24. The museum has been reconstructed and expanded in recent years.

The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society museum will open for the season with its annual strawberry festival at noon Sunday, June 24. The museum has been reconstructed and expanded in recent years.

— The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society museum will open for the season with its annual strawberry festival.

The museum, located on Route 9 in Schroon Lake, will also feature several new exhibits in 2012.

The opening day festivities will begin at noon Sunday, June 24.

“The historical society is coming back to its roots for its festival after many years of reconstruction and construction of the new addition,” said Loris Clark of the historical society. “Recently, work has been done on the annex of the museum to display larger artifacts and will be the focal point of the festival.”

“Hamlet Happenings” is the theme for 2012 museum exhibits.

“‘Hamlet Happenings’ is an in-depth look into the lives of folks in the hamlets of Paradox, Severance, South Schroon, Charley Hill, Baker Street, Hoffman/Loch Mueller and Blue Ridge,” Clark said. “Also, there will be tidbits about happenings in the villages of Schroon and North Hudson.”

The museum will also offer an on-going exhibit remembering the Civil War, highlighting Charles H. Knox’s diaries and his writings of Anderson Prison.

Other displays will feature women’s suffrage and the Schroon Lake Golf Course history.

As part of the strawberry festival the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society will present awards at 3 p.m. to participants in the annual Hudowalski Essay Contest. The Grace Hudowalski Conservation Trust, the Adirondack Forty-Sixers and the historical society sponsor the contest.

The museum will close at 4 p.m.

The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society museum will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. throughout the summer. It will be open on Sunday during September.

For research people can call 532-7615 for an appointment.

Admission to the museum is free, although donations are accepted.

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