Lend A Hand In Preserving The Past

There will be several new exhibits unveiled at the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society this year, and you can literally help make history by lending a helping hand.

The Society is looking for a few volunteers to help hang an old signs, including a relic from the North Hudson Dragway, a horse drawn snow plow and some large old tools.

Board member Tim Botterbusch says he’s hoping folks that aren’t able to volunteer during the day, can make it this Thursday night to help him mount the new exhibits in the annex section of the Museum behind the main building.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve got 30 minutes or a couple of hours, we’d be grateful,” Tim told Schroon Laker.

The horse drawn snow plough  -- which up until now has been displayed on the museum's front  lawn during the summer  -- was a gift from the Underwood Club in North Hudson. The club has also donated several pieces of ice harvesting equipment, including a century old ice lifter.

Tim said this will be the first year the annex will be open to the public and will house some of the bigger items in the Museum’s collection.

“We are going to move some of the Frontier Town items from the main museum into the annex,” Tim said.

The Historical Society has also been promised a complete diner booth from Frontier Town’s A frame restaurant for its permanent collection.

“Before the A Frame was a McDonalds it was a family diner and the booth was painted pink. “It’s now a brown. But we will have a couple of pink napkin holders from the original restaurant to go with the booth.”

The sign from the North Hudson Dragway was discovered after Tim got a tip. We went up there and sure enough we found it in the grass.”

Where and When: From 6 pm Thursday, May 17. The Schroon North Hudson Historical Society, 1144 State Route 9  Schroon Lake, NY 12870. Show up or contact Tim via his Facebook page.