Shindig Benefits Horicon Historical Society

Shindig benefits the Historical Society's project to save the 1881 church for use as a Museum Annex to be open to the public on this Town-owned property.

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Major reconstruction of the structure is underway with a new foundation already installed and public bidding imminent for the final construction contract to make the facility handicap accessible and Code compliant. Over $50,000 contributed by hundreds of individuals and businesses and aided by a $100,000 New York State grant are saving this historic church structure.

Additional donations and raffles at this year’s Shindig will go toward final cost of giving a new museum life to this historic building. 

For more information on the Horicon Historical Society,  click here.

2017 Shindig.

2017 Shindig.

Fulton Fryar's Closest


Fulton Fryar, from North Carolina, was gifted with a beautiful voice. In 1957 he was invited by John Seagle, of the Seagle Music Colony, to attend Schroon’s world famous opera training program.

But the then 17-year-old had to stay in separate quarters while attending the colony that summer because of the color of his skin. The issue of racial segregation in the south had not been resolved.

When his segregated quarters faced demolition last year, the colony saw the value in protecting Fryar's separate room as a historical artifact.

Paul Larson of Mountain Lake PBS has produced a very thoughtful segment for the Mountain Lake Journal "Spotlight" special:  Fulton Fryar's Closet.

"Spotlight" is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. 

"Spotlight" is also supported by the chamber music organization Hill and Hollow Music.

Schroon North Hudson Historical Society Summer 2018 Schedule

Undated photo from North Hudson. Courtesy Schroon Lake - North Hudson Historical Society

Undated photo from North Hudson. Courtesy Schroon Lake - North Hudson Historical Society

For those with a love of the Adirondacks and Schroon Lake, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in history than the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society’s Museum.

This season kicks off on Saturday (June 30, 2018), with the official opening and reception, from 12 noon to 4pm. The opening program includes displays featuring  "The Women's Wall,"  "Working Men/Women” and "Frontier Town-North Hudson"

There’s also "Art on the Lawn" featuring Duke Connor's Paintings, a Video History of Schroon Lake and Ice Cream Social.

Schroon North Hudson Historical Society Summer 2018 Schedule

Thursday, July 5th

Storytelling @ Boathouse Theater

Thursday, July 12th

Hands-On Program for Children
10am - Noon
ree event for children!

Saturday, July 14th

Underground Railroad Stories - Carisbrooke -Solomon Northup Update

Monday, July 16th

Sing A Long
Local Musician Sue Tillotson will lead a "Sing A Long" @ the
Schroon Lake Boathouse Theater @ 7pm
Ice Cream Social Immediately Following the Sing A Long!

Wednesday, July 19th

French Themed Tea Luncheon
@ Silver Spruce Inn
1pm - 3pm
New Format TBA $25.00 per person
Tickets sold @ the Schroon Lake Library Only!

Thursday, July 26th

 Storytelling @ Boathouse Theater

Friday, August 3rd

Dating Photos by Fashion
Slide/Lecture Program featuring Maggie Bartley; Historian, Teacher, Author & Elizabethtown, New York Trustee with Essex County Historical Society

Friday, August 9th

Storytelling @ Boathouse Theater

Thursday, August 16th

Hands-on Program for Children
10am - Noon
Free event for children!

Thursday, August 23rd

Storytelling @ Boathouse Theater

Saturday, September 1st

Museum Closes for Season @ 4pm

Monday, October 1st

Sawmills and Guitars Program
Featuring Local Artist and Speaker Eric Bright @ 7pm