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Adirondack Museum celebrates FrostFest

Celebrate winter at FrostFest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  daily  through Sunday, Feb. 21,   at the Adirondack Museum, Route 28N and 30, Blue Mountain Lake. The event includes free exhibitions, a chance to explore the campus in winter,  indoor and outdoor programs, Museum Store shopping,  special deals, activities for famiies, free coffee, and more, are all designed to heat up your body, mind, and spirit.

For more information, call 352-7311 or visit http://www.AdirondackMuseum.org.

The Adirondack Museum regular hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
open late-May to mid-October.

More than 40,000 square feet of museum exhibitions will  be open at no charge during “FrostFest,” including:

Work in the Woods: Logging the Adirondacks, with its sprinkler wagon used by lumberjacks to ice down winter roads and make timber hauling easier;
Woods and Waters: Outdoor Recreation in the Adirondacks, including an Olympics gallery with gold medals and other artifacts from the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games and the cabin where Adirondack hermit Noah John Rondeau lived during many winters, styling himself as “Mayor of Cold River City (Population: 1)”;
Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks, which illustrates the importance of boats for transportation and for leisure in the Adirondacks;
A Sense of Place: Ellen Phelan’s Kenjockety, one of our new temporary exhibitions featuring 24 oversized prints by artist Ellen Phelan;
Weaving a Legacy: Mohawk Basketry Traditions, another new temporary exhibition which delves into the history and cultural significant of Mohawk basketry, yesterday and today.

Toasty indoor activities include winter-themed activities like making 3-D paper snowflakes, a smores-making station, family scavenger hunt, creating miniature snow forts and ice castles, take a family photo inside a life-sized snow globe; browse and learn more about winter, snow, and ice in our “fireside” reading nook, and more.

Weather permitting, free outdoor “FrostFest” activities will include opportunities to tramp around the museum campus in snowshoes; build snow people, snow creatures, snow cities, or whatever the imagination can dream; explore the grounds with a family-oriented, winter-themed scavenger hunt; look for animal tracks in the snow, and more.

It’s a perfect pit stop on winter treks through the Adirondack Park along Route 28 and Route 30!

Visitors can also check out the free Celebration of Community History exhibition, featuring historical objects and stories from around the Adirondacks, including canister rounds from Fort Ticonderoga’s French and Indian War era, photos documenting the maple-sugar operations of the Horseshoe Forestry Company in St. Lawrence County, disposable wooden dishes made by Tupper Lake’s Oval Wood Dish Company, artifacts from Arto Monaco’s design studio and his Land of Makebelieve, and much more.

Gloria Mazure

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