NORTH CREEK - The North Creek Depot Museum announces its 2011 schedule of its popular "If These Platforms Could Talk" presentations. For additional information contact Ray Flanigan at 251-5842. The events are free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated.
Quilts of the Adirondacks: June 30, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Hallie Bond, a curator at the Adirondack Museum, presents a fast-moving program that will leave you anxious to go home and make one. It's OK, take notes. If you've never seen a real Adirondack Quilt this is your chance. If you have one bring it discuss.
One-room Schoolhouses Fondly Remembered: July 1, 1 to 2 p.m. - Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear as North River's own Milda Burns presents the rise of public free education and the use of one- (and sometimes) two-room schoolhouses that sprung up everywhere.
Adirondack Ice: A Cultural and Natural History: July 7, 3 to 4 p.m. - Renowned author Caperton Tissot describes how ice has determined the course of Adirondack history in many surprising ways. In her book, she traces the evolution of that influence, touching on everything from ice industries and transportation to recreation and accidents.
Adirondack Treats: Maple Sugaring in the North Country: July 15, 1 to 2 p.m. - North River's own Milda Burns takes you on the sweetest trip from tapping the maple trees, to gathering the sap, boiling it down to make the syrup and finally some of the better ways to eat it , like Jack Wax. Don't know what that is? By all means, come hear Milda tell you all about it.
Santanoni: July 21, 3 to 4 p.m. - Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) presents "Santanoni: why it was built, its youth, teen, young adult and golden years." What became of it and what it's like today. Interesting, exciting and right in our back yard.
Labor's Slaves in the Adirondacks: Contract Peonage on the Adirondack Railroad: Aug. 4, 3 to 4 p.m. - John Warren talks about the beginning of the Adirondack and St. Lawrence Railroad and who really built it. The information might surprise you.
TB in the Adirondacks: The White Plague: Aug. 11, 3 to 4 p.m. - Christine Compeau, museum educator at the Adirondack Museum, brings the history and background of the White Plague and the Ray Brook Sanitorium and other cure centers up to modern times. Christine is a gifted speaker and you'll be glad to heard this talk.