The Lake George Historical Association is pleased to announce that it has received a 2020 Inventory Collections grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program, Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership in the amount of $7500.
Goals of this grant to be implemented in late 2019 and throughout 2020 include:
· Expanded off season staff capacity to continue with comprehensive inventory notation, accessioning, artifact and archival identification and tagging and development of a database of museum artifacts.
· Select appraisal of several rare items and evaluation for conservation and exhibition display priorities.
· Cooperation with the Town of Lake George to install green infrastructure retrofits and to create a long-term plan for climate control.
· Creation of volunteer/intern infrastructure of individuals interested in learning about: museum systems, the inventory process for the collections of photos, newspapers, postcards, journals, and scrapbooks, delivering power point talks, and artifact identification and tagging techniques.
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Inspired by the Lake
SAVE the DATE!
The Lake George Historical Association is honored to present
Swimmer Louise Rourke, LGHA Board member
August 28, 2019
6:30pm at the Institute for History Arts and Science, LGHA Museum
290 Canada Street, Lake George
Louise Beckerie Rourke will speak about her experience swimming the length of Lake George and the impact of polio on her life and others in our area.
Louise, a lifelong summer resident of Lake George, contracted polio at 6 months requiring a metal brace to learn to walk. As a little girl, Louise was inspired by Diane Struble's Lake George swim, and in 2018, she realized that dream and swam the lake in a relay with Bridget Simpson. In the process, she raised $40,000 for Rotary's Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation tripled this donation to the astounding amount of $120,000. The LGHA has an exhibition room devoted to Struble’s and other Lake George swimmers’ accomplishments which you are invited to visit at this event.
Introduction by Gwenne Rippon, Diane Struble's daughter and LGHA Board member
Reservations are not necessary to attend this free program 518 668 5044 or via e-mail to email@example.com