BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Adirondack Museum is the recent recipient of a $10,000 grant from NBT Bank in Lake Placid. The funding will be paid in two installments and will support a new exhibit, "Woods and Waters Kid Zone," scheduled to open in May 2011.
"NBT Bank, as a community bank, focuses on supporting organizations that will likely have the greatest impact on the communities we serve," according to Camilla Palumbo, NBT vice president and branch manager. "In our recommendation and decision-making process for charitable giving, we involve employees who are directly serving our communities."
NBT support activities include a wide range of needs, from capital campaigns to event sponsorships. In addition, they encourage their employees to volunteer their time and energy to make their communities better places to live. They also help with fundraising for non-profits, hold seats on non-profit boards, belong to service clubs, and assist with planning community events.
The Adirondack Museum's new exhibit, "Woods & Waters Kid Zone" will celebrate the outdoors through creative play. The exhibition will be designed to engage the museum's youngest visitors and connect children with the history of outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks.
Immersive exhibit environments will evoke familiar North Country scenes in all seasons - a campsite, trout stream, wooded trail, snowy path, and a cozy backwoods cabin - all brought to life with the scents, sounds, and textures of the natural world.
"Woods & Waters Kid Zone" will be a permanent exhibit, reflecting the museum's dedication to presenting history in new and exciting ways. The exhibition will meet the needs of families, create imaginative play areas for children, and lay the foundation for a lifelong love of the Adirondacks.