On November 15, 2013, Historic Saranac Lake and the Trudeau Institute will hold a reception kicking off a subscription campaign to support publication of a new biography of Dr. E.L. Trudeau, to be released in 2015 on the centennial of his death. The new book, “A Rare Romance in Medicine: the Life and Legacy of Edward Livingston Trudeau,” is being written by Mary B. Hotaling, former executive director of Historic Saranac Lake, and will include a foreword by cartoonist Garry Trudeau, E.L. Trudeau’s great-grandson, who is best known for his “Doonesbury” comic strip.
Hotaling’s book is based on E.L. Trudeau’s “An Autobiography,” which was published in 1915, the year the “beloved physician” of the Adirondacks died. The new book is a co-publication of the Trudeau Institute, Historic Saranac Lake, the Saranac Lake Free Library, and Adirondack Life magazine. The project is being managed by Caroline Welsh, senior art historian and director emeritus of Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.
Underwriters supporting the new book project with a $100 subscription donation are invited to a wine and cheese reception at the Trudeau Institute on Friday, November 15, the 98th anniversary of Dr. Trudeau’s death.
Trudeau faculty member Dr. Andrea Cooper, the Francis B. Trudeau Chair in Tuberculosis and Related Research, will make a brief presentation followed by an unveiling of the original manuscript of Dr. Trudeau’s autobiography. The manuscript has been stored in the Trudeau Institute archive for 98 years, sealed in its original wrapping.
Subscription monies for the new book project may be sent to Historic Saranac Lake, 89 Church Street, or made online at www.historicsaranaclake.org/donate. Call (518) 891-4606 with questions regarding the subscription campaign and reception.
In addition to the book project, the Trudeau Institute has established a preservation fund for “Little Red,” the beloved little “cure cottage” which celebrates its 130th anniversary in 2014 when the Trudeau Institute celebrates the 130th anniversary of its founding by E.L. Trudeau in 1884. The cottage received a new coat of paint in 2012 and a new roof this past summer. The hope is to raise funds for the cottage’s continued care and preservation.
To help launch the preservation fund, Trudeau Institute employees will hold a silent art auction to benefit “Little Red,” with submissions from employees and their children. The silent auction will coincide with the fundraiser reception for the new Trudeau biography. The Institute is located at 154 Algonquin Avenue in Saranac Lake.
For more information about supporting the Little Red Preservation Fund, please contact Kim Godreau at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 891-3080, ext. 561.
Historic Saranac Lake;
Historic Saranac Lake, operating from Dr. Trudeau’s original lab on Church Street as a museum commemorating his work and Saranac Lake’s unique history as a pioneer health resort, offers tours of Little Red through the summer season. For further details, contact Historic Saranac Lake at (518) 891-4606.
The Trudeau Institute;
The Trudeau Institute is a nonprofit biomedical research center founded in 1884 by Dr. E.L. Trudeau. The Institute’s fundamental research on immunity fosters the development of vaccines, treatments and cures for many life-threatening diseases, including cancer, tuberculosis and influenza. The Institute is supported by federal and state grants and contributions from individuals, private foundations and corporations. For further information about the Trudeau Institute, go to www.trudeauinstitute.org.