BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Experience (ADKX) reopens Thursday (July 1) with an exhibit that explores the contributions that Adirondack residents made to America’s World War II effort.
“From Wilderness to Warfront: The Adirondacks and World War II” features stories of personal resilience and innovation, capturing the experiences of the men and women who left to serve and those who stayed in the region.
It features artifacts and ephemera, including photographs, scrapbooks, letters, journal entries, military uniforms and more.
Oral histories from two Adirondack veterans, Private Charlie Smith and Lt. Colonel David Hanning are also part of the exhibit, which will be up until Sept. 30, 2021.
On Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be an opening celebration featuring activities inspired by World War II. There will be 1940s big band music playing and activities for children. Smith and Hanning will also be onsite to greet and talk to visitors about their experiences and the exhibition.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the public back to ADKX for the summer season and to share this exhibition, which offers an opportunity to explore the incredible contributions of Adirondack people to this critical moment in our global history. Many of the objects in the exhibition are on loan from current and former residents of the Adirondacks, so it is a particularly intimate and community-focused presentation,” said David Kahn, ADKX’s executive director. For more information visit www.theADKX.org.
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