Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
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.