Presentation: Old Hunting Camps, 7pm Wednesday Sept 18th

The Inlet Historical Society will present a power point lecture on Old Hunting Camps In the Inlet Area at 7:00 PM on Wednesday Sept 18th at the Inlet Town Hall Meeting Room.
Fabulous old photos, collected by society member Mitch Lee and narrative journals will give a window into the glory days of Hunting camps from the 1880’s to the 1950’s. Raffle Tickets for the Kayak will also be available. The program is free to the general public.

IHS presents: Inlet Then and Now, A Sequel

On Wednesday evening, July 24, at 7 p.m., the Inlet Historical Society will present a continuation of its “Inlet Then and Now” program presented last month.  This edition, also presented by Charles Herr, will be using a similar format of contemporary images with current photos.

Mr. Herr will continue the discussion of the development of the early Village of Inlet, as well as its churches, fire department and other hotels and businesses at the head of Fourth Lake and the surrounding Seventh and Limekiln Lakes.  The Society invites members and the public to attend and provide additional information to that presented as the Society continues to formulate the early history of the Town of Inlet.

This is also another opportunity for existing members to renew their membership as well as for other attendees who wish to support the Society to consider becoming members, supporting its historical mission and ongoing capital efforts. Continue Reading »

Inlet Walking Tour, July 12 at 10am

The Inlet Historical Society is pleased to host its first ever historical walking tour of downtown Inlet this Friday, July 12th, at 10:00 a.m.  Please meet in front of the Historical Society building at 10a.m. for a casual and informative walking tour of the Inlet business district, followed by an open house at the IHS building.

IHS Presents first 2013 Program: “Before There Was Inlet”

For the first program on its 2013 summer schedule, the Inlet Historical Society, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, presents “Before There Was Inlet, Part One” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, June 26, in the Inlet Town Hall at Arrowhead Park in Inlet.

Charles Herr will discuss the lives, plans and hopes of the owners of the Inlet’s lands  before settlers’ transportation and civic needs resulted in the town’s separation from Morehouse in 1902.  The territory’s owners included the original namesake of Sagamore Lake, a founder of Port Leyden and a famous mathematician who traveled the Adirondacks for 20 years beginning in the 1830s and who once owned all of Raquette Lake.  Also, learn what may be still inaccurate about the statutory boundary of the Town of Inlet as defined by state law in 1902.

The program will follow a popular format of comparing contemporary images with current photos of the same locations, the Society invites you to join us on Wednesday evening June 26.  As with all Society programs, members and non-members alike are invited.

If you need directions, please contact Inlet Tourism Office at 315-357-5501.

Summer 2013 Schedule of Events

Inlet Historical Society has a full schedule of events for Summer 2013, including our first-ever classic car show!

  • Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. – Unveiling of the new sign in front of the Historical Society Building on Main Street, together with an open house.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. – Presentation on Inlet Then and Now Part I by Charlie Herr
  • Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. – Historical walking tour of downtown Inlet, followed by an open house at the Historical Society building.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. – Presentation of Inlet Then and Now Part II by Charlie Herr
  • Saturday July 27, 2013 from 10:00-4:00 – Classic Car Show!
  • Thursday, August 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. – Historical Society Annual Meeting of Members and a Slide Show & Lecture, “Adirondack Adventures, French Louie and his Biographer” by Author Roy Reehil.
  • Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. – Historical walking tour of downtown Inlet, followed by an open house of the Historical Society building.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. – Presentation on Historic Inlet Hotels by the people who ran them. RESCHEDULED – date tbd.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2013 – Presentation on Old Hunting Camps by Mitch Lee.

Donation Dinner for IHS at Billy’s

On Tuesday, May 28th, a Donation Dinner benefiting the Inlet Historical Society will occur at Billy’s Italian American Restaurant in Old Forge.  Billy’s has for years held these dinners for many local non-profits and organizations.  The restaurant donates 20% of all sales to the organization.  Billy’s has great food, bring your friends and family and have a good time.  Food, community gathering and above all, the evening will help support the Inlet Historical Society.  Please reserve a place by calling 369-2001.  You can also order takeout of a great dinner.

New Sign For IHS Buidling

On Saturday May 25th at 11:00 a.m. the Inlet Historical Society will proudly unveil our new sign at the IHS building on Main Street in Inlet.   Please join us for this exciting event as we celebrate our new building and hear about the exciting improvements we have planned, and our schedule of programs and events for the summer season.  We’ll also have an open house with refreshments at the IHS building.   We look forward to seeing you, and to our new sign serving as a gateway to the Inlet business district.


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