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BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid middle schoolers explore local history

October 12, 2018
By SANDRA ASHLEY , Lake Placid News

On Thursday, Oct. 4, eighth-grade students from the Lake Placid Middle School were able to enjoy a beautiful autumn walk down to 242 Station St., the home of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society.

Their mission was to explore the museum and discover treasures from the history of Lake Placid. It was an opportunity to study history by exploring our own past, and our students made the most of it.

The students were asked to notice the method of organization within the museum and to draw comparisons between items of today and how those particular items have changed over time. Several students had relatives whose photographs graced the walls, while other students were new to the area and learned something of our Olympic heritage and what life in Lake Placid has to offer.

It's not the only historical field trip these students will make this year. These same students will soon journey to our nation's capital. This local visit provided the students with an introduction that should prepare them to see the larger museums of Washington, D.C.

We are thankful for our beautiful town in the Adirondacks and this wonderful treasure of a museum. Our eighth grade students are also eager to see all that Washington, D.C. has to offer.

Many thanks to the Historical Society for opening their museum doors to our school. The History Museum is located at the historic train station in Lake Placid. It is open seasonally, Memorial Day to mid-October.

The Washington, D.C. trip is made possible by the Caroline and Serge Lussi Field Trip Fund, an Adirondack Foundation endowment that covers the entire cost for Lake Placid Middle School's eighth-grade trip. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Lussi for making that trip possible. We hope to report on that trip in an upcoming column.

(Mrs. Ashley is a Lake Placid Middle School teaching assistant.)



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