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.
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.
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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. www.pearsallfoundation.org.
"Spotlight" is also supported by the chamber music organization Hill and Hollow Music. www.hillandhollowmusic.org
And the place to stay in Schroon? Taylor's on Schroon Lake.