Welcome to another Live from the Porch concert! Today we’re featuring HSL tour guide and former intern, Connor Celeste! Connor is performing an Adirondack folk song, The Ballad of Blue Mountain Lake. It’s a classic lumber camp song which tells the story of Bill Mitchel and the lumberjacks of Township Nineteen.
Welcome to another Story Saturday! Today's story is from this March, when the Fish and Game Club hosted their 36th annual Colby Classic Fishing Derby. We brought the Cure Porch on Wheels to the shores of Lake Colby and interviewed local fishermen to help document this Adirondack tradition.
Charlie Jessie, who has helped with all 36 derbies, was the one who put the first ever tagged fish into Lake Colby. A few hours later we interviewed Alyssa and her father, Henry. Alyssa (11 years old) had just caught an 8.5 lb northern pike, and Henry shared that his father was the one who caught the first tagged trout in Lake Colby!
Thank you to all essential workers! We are so grateful to the people who keep Saranac Lake running! We will be displaying thank you notes to the essential employees of Saranac Lake in the windows of the Cure Porch on Wheels behind the Saranac Laboratory Museum. Help us say thank you! Write, draw, or paint a note to the essential workers you appreciate and mail it to Historic Saranac Lake at 89 Church Street Saranac Lake, NY 12983 to be displayed in the Porch. Don't have any stamps? Fill out the form below to send us your thank you. We'll print it out and display it in the Porch!
Tune in Tuesdays and Saturdays for our new Live from the Porch! series. We're live streaming solo concerts by local musicians outside the Porch. Follow us on Facebook to catch the concerts live! Today Keith Gorgas performed an original song, I Want to Go to Saranac. It was a favorite to sing during Gorgas family road trips up to Saranac Lake!
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We're posting all the latest news, videos, and stories from Historic Saranac Lake's oral history project and Cure Porch on Wheels here. Stay tuned for Talking Points on Sunday, Live from the Porch on Tuesday and Saturdays, and other weekly offerings!