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North Creek NY Depot Museum Events

The Museum is closed for the Season

We will reopen in April 2014.  Thank you for a wonderful season and we look forward to your visiting us in 2014.

Groups can make special arrangements for other days and times.

To support our mission the Museum charges an Admission Fee:  $2.00 per adult, Children 6-12  $1.00.   Children 5 and under and Museum Members are free.

 

JUST PLAIN FUN(D) Raiser and Wonderful Christmas Gift.

COOKBOOK (Station Creations)

Contains over 200 well tested old tyme recipes and a few more more recent recipes (see the recipe f the week above) over 200 in all – favorites from long time residents, mouthwatering favorite recipes from B&Bs, Chef John Wilson’s best of the best, and Nicklaus’ German Restaurant’s German Potato Salad.  Venison too, if you’re lucky enough to have any. All ‘family’ tested and sure to please your family, friends  and guests.  North Country food at it’s best.  $19.00  each ($3.00 S&H if ordered) GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS !!!!!! (also avaiable at the HRTC, Community Bank, Copperfield and Garnet Hill Lodge.  This really is a ‘personal’ gift others are sure to love.)

 Recipe of the Week (from our new Cookbook of course)

Hardy Mountain Popovers     For Sale at the Museum or by mail order

2 Eggs                                                 1 C. Milk                                              

1 C. All Purpose Flour                  1 tsp Salt

Preheat oven to 450.  Grease and flour tins or 6 custard cups.  In a medium bowl beat eggs slightly.  Beat in flour, milk and salt.  Do NOT over beat.  Fill cups 1/2 full.  Bake at 450 for 20 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350. and bake an additional 20 minutes.  DO NOT open oven while baking.  NO PEEKING!  Immediately remove from cups and serve while hot.  Serves 6.                                    

Geraldine Duffy

Cookbooks are available at the Museum.  Donation $19  or may be ordered by mail $23.00

 

4th Annual Rail Fair and Teddy Days  Sat/Sun Sept 13 & 14  2014

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10:00 am – 6:00 pm (4:00 pm Sunday)

Admission for both days is $5.00 ($8 per family) + (Optional side trips)

The North Creek Depot Museum invites you to step back in history, pay tribute to ‘the oldest continuously operated transportation company’ the Delaware & Hudson Railroad and its Adirondack branch, meet ‘Teddy Roosevelt’ in person (aka Joe Weigand)  and enjoy the 4th  Annual D&H Rail-Fair  at the North Creek Depot.

The Depot  originally served the Adirondack Railway and later both the D&H and Canadian Pacific Railroads.     Walk the grounds of the last complete D&H Terminal. View exhibits featuring the D&H and its operations on the Adirondack Branch. Many are one-of-a-kind and some rarely exhibited pieces of railroad history.  Vendors, far more than last year, showcasing D&H merchandise, a slide show featuring passenger and freight operations on the Adirondack Branch and much more are available:

     View:

  • The 1872 Depot (Museum)

  • A working and in-service Turntable

  • The Engine house and Maintenance house

  • View what may well be the last remaining original milk car (No. 800-847) of the D&H era.

The Depot itself is ‘still-in-service’ serving as a museum. Stand where Theodore Roosevelt stood when he learned that he had become the 26th President of the United States upon the death of William McKinley. Listen to the story of his frightening Midnight Ride to the Presidency, and how, as the youngest person ever to serve as President, (good history lesson here) he continues to impact the office of President.  Shake hands with Teddy himself (aka Joe).   See the recently added timeline of the ski industry in New York State including the first tow ropes and the famous ‘Ski Trains’ of the 1930s which will be coming back this year (yes you’ll be able to catch the train to ski country from the capitol district) .

Train buffs, and children of all ages, will enjoy the 300+ sq ft HO model railroad exhibit (built by Dunham Studios) with 96’ of main track plus back-and-forth featuring North Creek exactly as it looked in 1934 when the first Ski Trains arrived.  Still haven’t

had enough ‘trains’ there’s a bus tour to Barbara and Clarke Dunham’s brand new attraction “Railroads on Parade” museum located in nearby Pottersville. Railroads on Parade features over 50 trains and 2,500 ft of track. The new Saratoga and North Creek Railway offers a scenic train ride from North Creek to Thurman. The train leaves North Creek both days at 12:50 PM and returns at 3:00 (round trip cost is $19 coach and $40 Dome car).                                                     Had enough railroading? White Water rafting is available Sunday morning, the Great Escape Water Park is right down the road in Lake George, or visit the Garnet Mines and pan for semi precious gems just a few minutes away in North River.  Food galore (Andie is back with her whole staff)  providing culinary delights for the whole family.

A golfer?  Cronin’s Golf Resort is located only 27 minutes away. Or you could simply stroll through historic North Creek and visit the quaint shops like the Hudson River Trading company and enjoy a memorable lunch or dinner and any of the several excellent restaurants in town. Festivities start Saturday morning at 10:00 AM (it’s OK to come early – breakfast with Teddy is at 6:45 AM) and ends Sunday at 3:00 PM. Special pricing is available at local motels and restaurants.  Lots of kids activities – Teddy Bear Tea Party, Land of Logic,  Garnet Mining and panning for garnet, white water excursions, bike rides, hikes are all available in the area.  For additional information call 518-251-5842 or contact us,  or check out the SNCRR’s web site www.SNCRR.com. We’ll be lookin for ya!

Don’t miss out.  Plan early to attend.  We probably won’t sell out but wouldn’t if grand to do so?

 

If These Platforms Could Talk  

This series of presentations is being revised for 2014 and contain a whole new line up of fun, interesting and educational presentations for patrons of all ages. 

See you in 2014….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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