Adirondack Experience

9097 NY-30
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Phone: 844-304-0166
Fax: 518-352-7653
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Adirondack Experience

About

The Adirondack Experience, formerly the Adirondack Museum, has been collecting and interpreting objects that represent the lives of Adirondack visitors and residents for more than sixty years. The Experience opened in 1957 in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Since then, it has grown to encompass 23 buildings on 121 acres. The Experience's permanent collection includes about 30,000 artifacts, 3,500 works of art, and more than 75,000 photographic prints and negatives. The historic photograph collection documents nearly 150 years of work, life, and recreation in the Adirondacks and includes works by Seneca Ray Stoddard, Edward Bierstadt, Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke-White, Eliot Porter, and many other professional and amateur photographers. The Experience library collections include books, manuscripts, government documents, maps, atlases, serials, microfilms, ephemera, and audio recordings relating to the history and culture of the Adirondack Mountains and northern New York State. With about 65,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Adirondack Experience is the largest cultural organization in the North Country.

Adirondack Experience is a member of the Northern New York Library Network.

Collections

Adirondack Map Collection

The vast Adirondack Mountains were one of New York State’s last untamed wilderness regions, and historical maps tell the story of how this area was explored, charted, developed and settled from the 1700s through the present day.

Adirondack Mines Photograph Collection

This collection of photographs features mines located in the Adirondack region around 1900.

Adirondack Scenery Glass Projector Slides

A collection of photographs dating between 1870 and 1900 depicting numerous houses and great camps, major bodies of water, and portraits of Adirondack residents and tourists.

Adirondack Scenic Photograph Collection

Collection of photographs showing various Adirondack scenes that includes people, towns, landscapes, camps etc. Images were taken in the 1890s.

Bradford H. Divine Hunting Camp Slides Collection

Utica business owner, Bradford H. Divine hunted at Harry Sabattis’ camp on Long Lake during the early 20th century. This collection of glass lantern slides depicts their Adirondack visits.

Childwold Photograph Collection

A collection of photographs relating to the Hamlet of Childwold, New York in the Adirondacks.

Emporium Forestry Company Maps

The Emporium Lumber Company was originally formed in 1892 in Pennsylvania and was dissolved in 1950. The success of the company led to expansion in New York State.

Emporium Lumber Company Photograph Collection

The Emporium Lumber Company was a logging company located in Conifer, New York in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs relates to their logging and railroad business.

Ferris Meigs Logging Photograph Collection

The Santa Clara Logging Company, run by President Ferris Meigs, was a leader in timber conservation in the Adirondack region. This collection of photographs depicts the Santa Clara Logging Company and Meigs family.

Finch, Pruyn and Company Maps

Finch, Pruyn and Company was founded in 1865 when Jeremiah and Daniel Finch, along with Samuel Pruyn, purchased the Glens Falls Company mill in Glens Falls, New York. The company was incorporated in 1900 and paper production began in 1905 and still continues to this day. The last river drive carrying logs from the Adirondack Mountains down the Hudson River occurred in 1950.

Fulton Chain Lakes Photograph Collection

This collection features photographs taken by Ernest Blue in the Fulton Chain Lakes region around 1900.

George Marshall Family Photograph Collection

George and Bob Marshall were the original Adirondack High Peak 46ers, as well as active conservationists. This collection of photographs depicts their time in the Adirondacks with their friends and family in the early 20th century.

George Whitfield Butts Photograph Collection

A collection of photographs taken by George Whitfield Butts, documenting his visits to the Adirondacks.

Grace Cogswell Photograph Collection

This collection of photographs from the album of Grace Cogswell depict her travels in the Adirondacks.

Hanmer Boatshop Photograph Collection

A collection of photographs showing the construction of various boats being built in Willard Hanmer's boat shop in Saranac Lake, NY.

High Falls Club Photograph Collection

A collection of early 20th century photographs depicting the High Falls Club and their hunting activities in the Adirondacks.

Jesswin Camp Photograph Collection

A collection of early 20th century photographs depicting Jesswin Camp on Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks.

John Champney Photograph Collection

A collection of photographs depicting Adirondack "stickman" and carpenter John H. Champney in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Lumber Camp Mission Slide Collection

Presbyterian missionaries visited many Adirondack lumber camps in the early 20th century. This collection of glass lantern slides depicts their visits at the camps, as well as the loggers and logging industry.

Margaret Hort Trudeau Sanatorium Photograph Collection

The Trudeau Sanatorium, located in the Adirondack region, was known for its open-air treatment of tuberculosis patients. This collection of early 20th century photographs, depicting scenes at the Sanitorium, was taken by patient Margaret Hort.

Mathias Oppersdorff Adirondack Faces Photograph Collection

This collection of portraits, taken by Mathias Oppersdorff, portrays the residents of Adirondack Park in the late 20th century.

Moss Lake Camp Photograph Collection

Moss Lake Camp was a girl’s camp in the Adirondacks during the mid-to-late 20th century. This collection of photographs depict the Camp, campers, and counselors, as well as various sporting activities.

Nehasane Park Photograph Collection

A collection of photographs showing Nehasane Park on Lake Lila in the Adirondacks.

Norman Foote Surveying Photograph Collection

A collection of early 20th century photographs taken by surveyor Norman S. Foote in the Adirondack region.

Richard Linke Collection of Adirondacks Re-Viewed Photographs

A collection of photographs depicting Adirondack Park taken by photographer Richard Linke in the early 1970s.

Saranac Inn Photograph Collection

The Saranac Inn was a popular Adirondack resort on Upper Saranac Lake during the late 19th through mid-20th century. This collection features photographs of the Inn, its buildings, rooms, and grounds.

Seneca Ray Stoddard Adirondack Stereoviews

Seneca Ray Stoddard produced many images of the Adirondack area which encouraged tourism and the creation of the Adirondack State Park.

Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company Photograph Collection

The Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company was a successful business in Ticonderoga, New York during the late 19th and early 20th century. This collection of photographs depicts the Company’s mill, machines, and the surrounding area.