North Creek Depot Museum
Education and history take a great part in life at the North Creek Depot Museum.
It holds the history of the Adirondacks within the walls of the museum and educates people all around of what the Adirondacks are and what they were known for.
“It’s a building of great historical significance,” said Museum Co-chair William Bibby.
The museum starts with a room dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt and his travel from Newcomb to North Creek, where in September 1901 he learned he was going to become president of the U.S.
In the second room, visitors can find old skiis and the history of Gore Mountain from the 1960s to present day.
A third room holds a model train built by Clarke Dunham Studios, which operates
Railroads on Parade in Pottersville. This model portrays North Creek, Riparius and North River during the 1930s and 1940s and includes the four seasons. This model was bought by Will and Nan Clarkson.
Another room is called the Baggage Room and holds artifacts from the old railroad that traveled the 52 miles from North Creek to Saratoga Springs.
The museum also has a shop featuring gifts and candies.
Educational lectures will take place on the platform throughout the summer.
•On Thursday, July 12 from 1 to 2 p.m., the talk will be about Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake.
•On Thursday, July 26 from 10 to 11 a.m., The Johnsburg Calico Company will be speaking about quilting.
•On Thursday, Aug. 9 from 1 to 2 p.m., the talk will be about Dr. Thomas Clark Durant, the man who built the Adirondack Railroad from Saratoga Spring to North Creek in 1871.
•On Thursday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m., the talk will be based on the history of Sodom, Bakers Mills and Edwards Hill.
Fundraisers will include a gourmet dinner on Aug. 3.
On Aug. 24 a glow-in-the-dark golf event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Cronin’s Golf Course. Dinner is from 6 to 8 p.m., and golfing is from 8 to 10 p.m. All proceeds go to the museum.
“There will be no scores or prizes, just fun” Bibby.
The 2nd Annual D&H Rail Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 1-2 The admission is $8 for both days and $10 for families.
Responsible volunteers, ages 15 and up are welcome and needed, according to Bibby.
Visit the North Creek Train Depot Museum located in downtown North Creek off Main Street (near the Copperfield Inn). This attraction strictly runs on a volunteer basis and is open Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day from noon to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per adult, $1 for children age 5 to 12, and free for any child under 5.
For more information, visit www.northcreekdepotmusem.com or call (518) 251-5842. To get a membership, go online or to the station.