Our museum maintains the world’s second largest collection of Winter Olympic artifacts. It’s a treasure trove for anyone passionate about or even just curious about Lake Placid’s history.  

Just imagine the incredible variety of items under our care – photos and recordings, sports equipment, memorabilia, correspondence and official documents, and even medals!  

But a curator’s job goes far beyond collecting and caring for these precious vestiges of history. The responsibilities also entail interpreting and presenting the collected items in ways that inform, educate, and even inspire. That also means telling the real stories of the people, places, and events associated with our collections.  

This Curator’s Corner is a special place where we can single out objects and shine a light on their historical significance. To draw attention to important people and events and tell the stories that might otherwise be lost or forgotten. To explore the unique moments in time they represent.  

The content on this page will change often, so check back regularly. And discover the surprises these treasures hold.  

Curator Corner
Clouse up of two bobsleders in red and blue jump suits, black helmets with the united states flag on the brow about to run down the track. Image is from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games
Vera Zozula, right, at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, NY. Image provided from the Lake Placid Olympic Museum Collection
JO Hiver Lake Placid 1980, Bobsleigh, bob à quatre Hommes - L'équipe des Etats-Unis d'Amérique (USA) I: Willie DAVENPORT, Jeffrey GADLEY, Robert HICKEY et Jeffrey JORDAN.