Scene at the AdkX, aka the Adirondack Museum, summer. photo by Nancie Battaglia

Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake | Digital Experience

Like many cultural organizations around the region, the Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake has closed their campus for the season – but that hasn’t stopped them from creating some fantastic at-home activities and featured collections to explore online! The ADKX is offering these free, educational resources to virtual visitors, helping to expand our understanding of Adirondack history and the relationship between people and the Adirondack wilderness.

Check out some of these digital experiences below!

Letters From Home – Grab a pencil and paper, typewriter, or computer to send your own letters from home like people did during World War II. This activity includes the Mountain Lake Journal segment, Hidden Treasures, featuring Tupper Lake’s World War II newsletter The Moaner. (Grades 4-7)

ADKXpositions – Where can your mind take you while the coronavirus keeps you home? Each Monday we’ll post a new Adirondack-themed writing prompt to inspire your creative writing! Send us your responses (3-5 sentences, please) and we’ll share our favorites on social media using #ADKXpositions. (Grades 3-6)

Folklore Fridays – Stories help connect us to different places. We all have our favorites – folklore passed down for generations; silly tall tales that tickle our funny bones; and local legends that are somehow believable. Join us for our Folklore Fridays video series to hear stories of regional legend and lore and learn how to create your own tall tale. (Grades 2-4)

ADKX-Libs – Create a silly story with us! Just add words as prompted, and we will send you the finished story. (Grades 2-4)

Design Your Own Hermit Hut – Imagine living in a tiny house like famous Adirondack hermit Noah John Rondeau’s cabin. Check out Noah’s cabin and design your own tiny home.  Share your sketch with us! (Grades 3-4)

Where’s Noah – Noah was a hermit but really enjoyed having people visit. We think he would have loved to visit you! Make a paper Noah and take him on an adventure—in your house or when you have a chance to go outside and share your adventures with us on social media using #NoahWasHere. (Grades K-3)

Adirondack Coloring and Activity Pages – The Adirondacks are full of color!  Add your own color to our whimsical Adirondack scenes or enjoy an activity page. Download them all! (Fun for any age!)

ADKX Featured Collections – The Adirondack Experience collection has many stories to tell. In this time of pandemic and social distancing, we reflect on the stories of the healing power of the Adirondacks, the quiet beauty of the landscape, and people who have lived, worked and played here.

Live Webcam – Discover one of the most breathtaking views of the region from our upper view deck looking out over Blue Mountain Lake live from our webcam in the heart of the Adirondack Park.

Documenting the Pandemic – The Adirondack Experience is collecting materials that document how Adirondackers are living and working during the crisis. Your photos, objects, and written and recorded stories will help future historians understand this moment in time, and allow us to share with each other as our history unfolds.

Zoom With Us – As we adjust to our new reality of isolation and quarantine many of us are learning to navigate the world of virtual communication. We thought it would be fun to go through our collection to find some artwork and photos of the ADKX campus to add some fun to your conference calls, check-ins, and digital family FaceTime. Click on the link to view high quality images that you can download and add as backgrounds to your zoom meeting!

For more information about the Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, check out their website or Facebook page.

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