Sat, 08/10/2019 10:00 am
Reservations are required and space is limited. To register, contact Programs Director Nolan Cool at email@example.com, or call the AARCH office at 518-834-9328. Admission is $45 and meet-up location and details will be given upon reservation confirmation.
The history and architecture of Saranac Lake is interwoven with the American health industry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One method of tuberculosis rehabilitation involved long exposure to the fresh, pure mountain air of the Adirondacks. As a result, the village was fitted with cure cottages and sleeping porches built to accommodate this new style of treatment. In addition to caring for patients, state-of-the-art facilities were constructed for research, such as the first laboratory to study tuberculosis in the nation by Dr. Edward L. Trudeau. Explore this 1894 laboratory-now-museum, learn about celebrity patients, visit the grounds of the Trudeau Institute as well as the former Trudeau Sanatorium, and see several cure cottages including the simple cabin where Hungarian composer Bela Bartok poignantly spent his final summer.
This tour is co-sponsored with Historic Saranac Lake (HSL), and will be led by HSL Executive Director Amy Catania.
*Walking long distances and steep hills is involved.