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Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society
2013 “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series
The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is pleased to kick off their 2013 “Odds
and Ends” Winter Lecture Series on Wednesday, January 30 at Howard Johnson’s
Restaurant in Lake Placid. The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm with attendees encouraged
to come for dinner at 6:00pm. The first program in the four-part series is titled “Sandra
Weber, author of Adirondack Roots”.
Sandra Weber, dressed in period costume, delivers a lively program of readings and
portrayals from Adirondack Roots. The book, published by The History Press, is a
collection of Sandra’s finest writings on Adirondack hiking, history, and women. Be
prepared to sob and chuckle as you hear the stories of those who have lived in and loved
the Adirondack mountains, including the presenter’s own tussles. After spending many
summers in the region, she has now permanently put down Adirondack roots at her drafty
log cabin in the woods near Elizabethtown. Sandra’s other books about the region include
Two in the Wilderness (with photos by Carl Heilman), Breaking Trail: Remarkable
Women of the Adirondacks (with Peggy Lynn), Mount Marcy, and The Finest Square
Mile. She is also well-known for her dramatic portrayals of Mary Brown in “Times of
Trouble” and of other Adirondack women in “Mountain Women Can Be Heroes” (with
folksinger Peggy Lynn).
The Winter Lecture Series has been titled “Odds and Ends” in memory of Laura Viscome,
a longtime supporter of the Historical Society. Laura’s weekly “Odds and Ends” column
ran in the Lake Placid News for many years and was a great source of information for
residents and visitors.
Lectures will be offered monthly from January through April 2013. All programs offered
in the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture
Series are free and open to the public. The series will continue at Howard Johnson’s
Restaurant on Wednesday, February 27 with Scott Carroll and Marc Nathanson: “The
making of the documentary, Small Town: Big Dreams”
For more information, please contact Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society at (518)
523-1608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.