History In The Making Every Year in Schroon

The original Strand Projector  circa 1937.

The original Strand Projector  circa 1937.

With the news of the naming of a new High Peak after Grace Hudowalski, the annual writing contest in Schroon bearing her name, takes on a new meaning. Winners will be announced on Sundaym as well as an unveiling of the 2014 exhibits.

Since 2007, The Schroon North Hudson Historical Society has hosted the Grace Hudowalski Essay contest. The essays were started in 1957 at the Schroon Lake Central School, and ran until the early 1970s.

And this Sunday the Historical Society museum opens its grounds Sunday at noon with its annual Strawberry Festival. At  2 pm in the Historical Society museum,  the Grace Hudowalski Award Ceremony will be held for entrants in the annual essay contest.  We here all students will be recognized for their efforts.

There a several theme exhibits at the museum this year, according to President Loris Clark. From Loris:

“Communicating the Past” through media.  Displays  include the original Strand Projector  circa 1937. This project depicts the historical  importance  in “Saving the Strand.”  Extensive exhibits of  three area books:  “TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Northup,” SCHROON LAKE” by  Lueza Gelb and BAKER STREET CEMETERY by Joanne G. Treffs.  A display of  an original 1886 wedding dress and trousseau.  The history and domestics of  “Wash Days.” and exhibits of North Hudson and Charley Hill, its people, places and past".

So come and get your Strawberry Shortcake, tour the museum stay for the recognition of our local students and consider joining the society.