IHS Wants to Reconnect Holl’s Inn Memorial Plates with Families

Last year, the Inlet Historical Society received over 300 plates made by the Holl’s Inn family commemorating their guests’ weddings and other celebrations held at the historic hotel over a period of 70 years.  Since then, a few have come forward and have recovered the memorial plate for their family. In some cases, the family member attended the event.  We also recognize that some of the names painted on the plates may no longer be living, except in the wonderful memories of their descendants. If readers recognize names that aren’t part of their family, but they know the family indicated, please inform that family that the plate commemorating is available.

We have now put together a listing of the names for those folks whose plates we have and it is the crude listing below, along with whatever date or event was painted on the plates.  If you are a family whose member(s) are listed below, please contact the Inlet Tourism Office at 315-357-5501, Mitch Lee, and arrange for a pickup of their family’s plate.  The Historical Society suggests a donation of $25 or a membership in the Society at the desired level to help compensate us for the efforts in caring for the plates.  The Society also thanks the Holl family and the current owners for forwarding the plates to the Society, some of which we will retain as regional artwork as well as Holls Inn artifacts.

Folks whose plates we presently have are: Continue Reading »

Summer 2014 Schedule

July 16: A Photographic History of Inlet, 7pm at  Inlet Town Hall.

July 19: Walking Tour of downtown Inlet, starts 10am at the IHS Building.

July 26: Annual Car Show in front of Woods Inn on the Dunay Lawn 10am-4pm. Dash plaques and food available.

Aug 13: Board Meeting, 6pm. Annual Membership Meeting, 7pm at Inlet Town Hall. Program By Charlie Herr.

Aug 16: Walking Tour of downtown Inlet, starts 10am at the IHS Building.

Sept. 17: “The Wild Side of Inlet” presented by Mitch Lee, 7pm, Inlet Town Hall.

The Historical Society is now open Monday, Friday and Saturday 10AM -2PM
A sign up sheet for volunteer docents is available in the Inlet Information Office.

Inlet Historical Society Expresses Additional Thanks for Support

Recently, the Inlet Historical Society issued a press release thanking those who became or renewed their membership for the current 2014 membership year that extends to the end of calendar 2014. Unintentionally, a group of generous supporters were omitted in error. The Society wishes to correct that error at this time.

Those households who were not listed previously who have supported us with their memberships and contributions are : Rick and Elaine Alesia, Mary Lou Arps and The Birches, Ken and Julie Biehn, Janet Blakeman, George and Martha Blakeslee, Jerry and Terri Britton, Tim and Jill Brownsell, Scott Buchheit, Adele Burnett, Dennis Hudson, Dora Burnett, Denise Call, Kay and Daniel Carmichael, Margaret Chambers, Beverly Ischia, Susan and Tim Christy, Pat DeLucia, Nick DeLucia, Heather Dorgan, Tracy   Dorgan, MaryDurfee, DavidDurfee, Robert Egenhofer, Jan Egenhofer, Bob Emmert, Sheila Emmert, Annette Eyre, Richard Fellows, Lorraine Fellows, Richard Flynn, Jani Flynn, John W. Gilbert and Charlene Gilbert.

The Society wishes to give special thanks to the following individuals omitted previously who support us as Sustaining Members, the highest membership category, and for their additional contributions: Allison and Bob Volkmann.

The Society regrets not listing these previously and again we thank you for your support.

Inlet Historical Society Expresses Thanks for 2014 Support

The Inlet Historical Society [a Section 501 (c)(3) charitable organization] wishes to thank all new and renewing members, as well as others, who have contributed to the Society’s efforts in preserving and presenting  the history of the Town of Inlet and the surrounding region.

Last year , the Society decided to convert the membership year to a calendar year, so individuals who wish to become members , or to renew their membeship for 2014, can still do so for the current year. You may obtain the membership form here or at the Town Hall.

Below, we have listed all who have already responded generously and hope readers will consider joining your friends and neighbors listed below in supporting our efforts to protect and tell about the history of the full and part time families of Inlet.

The Society wishes to also thank the following individuals who have supported us with their memberships and contributions: Continue Reading »

Holl’s Inn commemorative plates

The Inlet Historical Society is pleased to announce that the many commemorative Wedding Plates that hung in and around the Holl’s Inn bar area have been collected and saved. The historical society is also now able to release these plates back to the family members who wish to have them.

To collect a plate please make an appointment with Society Vice President and treasurer Mitch Lee by calling 315-357-5501. The society would like to thank Victor Holl for allowing the saving and sharing of these plates. A donation is suggested for exchange of plates.

Since the early 1930s the owners of Holl’s Inn had a special tradition, creating a commemorative plate for each wedding and anniversary held at its establishment. These had adorned the walls creating an endless menagerie of color and memories.

The new owners of the property are happy that Victor Holl made a gesture to save many items from that Hotel’s collection for future generations with the Inlet Historical Society. If you wish to email your inquiry please also contact Mitch Lee at ltmitch3rdny@aol.com.

On Tuesday July16, 2013, the Inlet Historical Society presented Kristy Rubyor with the first Holl’s Inn painted plate Continue Reading »

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.
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