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Historic Saranac Lake

Historic Saranac Lake

Founded in 1980, Historic Saranac Lake (HSL) is a nonprofit, historic preservation, membership organization offering professional knowledge and experience to the public in support of Historic Preservation, architectural and historical research and education. HSL is located in the Village of Saranac Lake, a year-round resort town, within New York State's 6 million-acre Adirondack Park.

The lake accomplishes its mission by sponsoring Historic Resource Surveys, nominating and listing over 170 resources to the National Register of Historic Places, partnering on and administering preservation projects such as the restorations at Union Depot and Bartók Cottage, and producing publications, articles, and curricula that highlight the lives and architecture unique to the region. Educational Events feature these sites and stories through the Summer Music Series, History Day, walking tours, and lectures, all offering a heritage tourism experience filled with outdoor, fresh-air history.

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