Historic Saranac Lake works to capture the stories of community members to share with future generations through the Oral History Project. This project aims to document, preserve, and celebrate the history of Saranac Lake and the surrounding region. We are actively conducting recorded interviews with members of the community in order to document the stories, culture, and history of our town.
To facilitate this goal we made a mobile oral history booth: the Cure Porch on Wheels! The Cure Porch on Wheels travels around Saranac Lake and the surrounding region hosting oral history days, exhibits, and arts programs. If you would like to participate in the Oral History Project, or know someone who would, visit our Get Involved page. Please note that this website is still under construction and that we are working to upload our entire oral history collection. Be sure to check back for more oral histories.
Why Oral HIstory Matters
Identity. Compassion. Resilience. Community.
Oral history helps develop a sense of community identity. It connects people from different walks of life, and gives future generations a chance to connect with us. By listening, we build our capacity for compassion and we learn to relate to people who might be different from us. Learning our shared history builds resilience. They survived hard times and we can too! Help build a strong community with the Oral History Project.
89 Church Street Suite 2
Saranac Lake NY 12983