It's time for our weekly Cure Porch on Wheels retrospective! In many ways, the Cure Porch on Wheels began with this photo. In the fall of 2010, Historic Saranac Lake staff heard about a project by Bryony Graham at Salem Artworks. Bryony had built a model of a Victorian porch on a trailer and traveled rural upstate NY. In 2011 Executive Director Amy Catania (pictured above) had the opportunity to visit Salem Artworks and learn more about the Bryony's traveling porch. And so began the idea for what would become the Cure Porch on Wheels.
Drawing on the American cultural tradition of the front porch as a public and private community space, we wanted to create an intimate venue where residents and tourists alike could celebrate arts and heritage. But this venue wouldn't be just any porch! We wanted to create a model of one of Saranac Lake's defining architectural features and symbols of local history, the cure porch.
From the Porch
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!