Daily Life and Work

Domestic and Local Life

Artifacts in the domestic collections give a glimpse into the lives of men and women who lived in the Adirondacks from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. The collections feature tools and equipment for homemaking, stoves, clothing, games and toys, household furniture, and artifacts related to fraternal organizations and firefighting.

Work, Commerce and Technology

The varied work, commerce and technology collection features artifacts related to logging, mining, ice harvesting, communications, agriculture, animal husbandry, beekeeping, and sugaring.

Trades and Professions

Occupations included in the trades and professions collections include surveying, medicine, banking, carpentry, undertaking, barbering, boat building, guiding, trapping, tanning, harness making and blacksmithing.