"Artifactually Speaking: Collecting in the 21st Century"

March 26, 2017



with Laura Rice

Free to members and students; $5 for non-members. This program takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Adirondack Museum's auditorium.


The artifact and library collections of the Adirondack Museum are the largest dedicated to the history of human activity in the Adirondack Park. The museum has been collecting since 1955, and continues to add to the collection to preserve and share the region's heritage for present and future generations. Each one of the thousands of artifacts has a story to tell, old or new, serious or silly.

Since 2000, the Adirondack Museum has collected a rich variety of artifacts ranging from an 1855 hand-sewn women's traveling outfit to a 1976 station wagon, from a series of 1867 monochrome watercolors to contemporary sculpture. Join Chief Curator Laura Rice to discover some of the most recent acquisitions that will be featured in the temporary exhibits opening in 2017.

Laura Rice received an MA in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served as Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Maryland Historical Society, Curator of the Clymer Museum of Art, Educator at the Kent Delord House, and has been at the Adirondack Museum since 2003 where she is now Chief Curator.



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