Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society

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Assembly Resolution No. 625

BY: M. of A. Simpson

COMMEMORATING the 50th Anniversary of the
Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality and character of life in the communities across New York
State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those
organizations and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare
of the community and its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical
Society; and

WHEREAS, The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is dedicated to
the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge of the
history of the Towns of Hadley and Lake Luzerne in upstate New York; and

WHEREAS, The Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is housed in the
Frances Garnar Kinnear Museum of Local History located at 52 Main Street
in Lake Luzerne; the museum's artifacts depict the evolution of life and
development in the Hadley-Lake Luzerne area across three centuries; and

WHEREAS, In 1973, long-time Lake Luzerne residents, Eva Reynolds,
Lester Thomas, and Grace Burchino shared a belief that people should
become aware of local history, and a meeting was held on April 10, 1973,
with approximately 10 people in attendance; and

WHEREAS, Shortly after the Luzerne Historical Association was
formed, the group reached out to Hadley residents and by the group's
second meeting they became the Hadley-Luzerne Historical Society with 28
members, including Ira Gray, famous wilderness guide, poet, and expert
wood whittler; prior to the Society's Charter application, the name was
once again changed to the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society; and

WHEREAS, During the Society's early development, Frances Garnar
Kinnear and Lester Thomas sealed the Society's concrete plans and
connected the group to its permanent home, the beautiful 1880's
Victorian house, furnished in the style of the era and which currently
displays artifacts and exhibit rooms illustrating the region's history;

WHEREAS, Today, the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society remains
true to its mission and offers a platform for historians, archeologists,
and historical writers to speak about their specific disciplines; the
Society offers guided tours of the Kinnear Museum and hosts various
community events such as an annual, guided autumn Lantern Walk around
the Historical District, a self-guided walking and driving tour
throughout the Hadley-Lake Luzerne area, and letterboxing activities;

WHEREAS, In addition, the historical society has a research library
that holds a variety of resource materials specific to its local history
and genealogy; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when
organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical
Society; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society.


  • 05 / Jun / 2023
  • 05 / Jun / 2023

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative


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