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krocking123 wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York882 contributions535 helpful votes
It’s not a cheap museum for sure. And it’s not a place for kids. It’s more geared for adults and people that are interested in science and history. Bathroom was clean.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Helen Hadd wrote a review Dec 2019
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My sister, brother, and I discovered this museum accidentally. For us it prompted many memories of our mother who had been a patient at Ray Brook in the 1930's. The displays and the DVD presentation captured the reality of her life during her treatment and recovery from TB.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum
Responded Dec 5, 2019
We're so happy you found us and could connect to your family history! If you haven't spoken with a staff member already, we would be happy to look for your mother's name in the records we have here. You can email us at mail@historicsaranaclake.org or call us.
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r4m wrote a review Dec 2019
Cheshire, United Kingdom275 contributions92 helpful votes
A small and quirky museum giving the history of the area where people with TB came to be "cured" - presumably they weren't cured but at least they got some time in a pleasant environment with fresh air. TB is such an important part of human history and this place gives a great insight into that time when a real cure was not available.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to visit us! We're glad you learned a lot about our unique history and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, too!
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Linzer W wrote a review Nov 2019
New York41 contributions
I never expected to learn as much as i did. It is absolutely worth stopping in, you will learn so much about all the people who built this wonderful town.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Quest14757560627, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum
Responded Nov 21, 2019
We're so glad to hear you learned a lot and enjoyed your visit to the museum! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and for making our day! We hope you'll come back and visit us in the future, as our exhibits change and the museum grows.
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David J wrote a review Sep 2019
Rochester, New York55 contributions13 helpful votes
Though my wife and I have visted the Saranac Lake areas many times over the years, we had never stopped at this museum before. So glad we finally did! I never understood the large impact that tuberculosis had on the community. This is clearly explained and can be easily absorbed in a 1 hour visit. There is a 10 minute video that gives a good overview as well. This is a great "rainy day" event. Street parking. Nominal entry fee. Conveniently located right in the downtown area.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum
Responded Nov 21, 2019
We're glad you finally stopped in, and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and learned a lot. We hope you'll pay us another visit as our exhibits change every couple of years, and we're expanding the museum as well. Thanks again for taking the time to visit and leave such a thoughtful review!
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