boats-cssc.jpgBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - Join the Adirondack Museum for Hidden History Tours at the Collection Storage and Study Center on Friday, September 7, 2012. Tours will be held approximately every half-hour from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. These special curator-led tours will highlight the museum's famous boat collection - keeping with the boating theme as the 90-miler or "Adirondack Canoe Classic" passes through Blue Mountain Lake on this day. Tours will also feature the rustic furniture collection, as the 25th Rustic Fair begins on September 8 at the Adirondack Museum. Doreen Alessi, Conservator and Collections Manager, and Hallie Bond, Curator, will lead the tours. The Collections Storage and Study Center holds an amazing array of objects from the Adirondacks.  Collections consist of boats, including power boats, canoes, kayaks, guideboats, and unusual boats; traditional and rustic furniture; hand tools and machinery; large vehicles, including horse-drawn carriages and sleighs, snowmobiles, fire trucks, and a Jitterbug; maple sugaring equipment; ice harvesting tools; and agricultural artifacts. Tours are free to museum members and $10 for non-members; no pre-registration is necessary, simply register at the start of the tour. The Collections Storage and Study Center is located at 8757 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. 12812. For additional information, please visit http://www.adkmuseum.org/. The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks.  The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit http://www.adirondackmuseum.org/ or call (518) 352-7311.

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Contact: Kate Moore, Marketing Manager (518) 352-7311, ext. 109; kmoore@adkmuseum.org