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
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Close up of the hundreds of assorted Olympic Pins from around the world in the Lake Placid Olympic Museum's collection