May 6, 2023 - Diane Struble inducted into International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
Diane Struble, first person to swim the 32-mile length of Lake George in 1958, will once again bring international attention to the area. She will be posthumously inducted into the I.M.S. Hall of Fame with a ceremony at Fordham University on May 6. (www.imshof.org)
Ms. Struble's daughter and LGHA Board Member Gwenne Rippon will be in attendance. For more information about Diane Struble's life and accomplishments visit the "Called By The Water" exhibit at the Lake George Historical Association Museum.
January, 2021 - LGHA is awarded grants and sponsors a grant project:
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) awarded the LGHA $7,500 for a 2022 Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Conservation Community Grant to the LGHA for its "Called by the Water" Room. The Alfred Z. Solomon Foundation awarded the LGHA $15,000 toward the enhancement of a children’s interactive exhibition installation. And
the LGHA sponsored a Touba Family Foundation grant for $2500 to support area musician Hui Cox to create a musical piece with a video based on the climate countdown clock message of urgency about the climate crisis.
May, 2020 - A New Book, and a Book Launch Event:
The Lake George Historical Association (LGHA) announced the publication of "Called by the Water-When Diane Struble Swam Lake George" written by Diane’s daughter, Gwenne Rippon.
The LGHA hosted a day-long “meet the writer book launch” on Saturday, September 26 from 10-3. Gwenne Rippon attended to sign books and answer questions. The event was held outside under the museum tent on the Old Courthouse grounds, 290 Canada Street. There was an open mic throughout the day for speakers to discuss their memories of Struble’s 1958 historic swim.
May, 2020 - Museum Collection Management:
From 2018 and ongoing the museum Board and Curator began devoting increased time to conservation of our most valuable items as well collating, noting and inventorying the entire archival and artifact museum collection which will result in a database which will be available for historical reference.
May, 2020 - Volunteer and Intern Training Programs:
In 2020 the LGHA created an intern and volunteer program to train local students and residents procedures in noting artifact information and to help us in the above efforts. If you are interested in supporting that effort or participating please call our main number or email firstname.lastname@example.org