Adirondack Attic





In 2008, author Andy Flynn was awarded a Certificate of Commendation from the Upstate History Alliance(now Museumwise) for the Adirondack Attic History Project, which he founded in 2003 to actively preserve Adirondack history by collecting artifact-based, human-interest stories. He has since presented programs on the Adirondack Attic History Project to scholars at the New York State Archives Conference (2008), Association of Public Historians of New York State (2008) and Conference on New York State History (2009).

Andy created the Adirondack Attic History Project to “promote the heritage of the Adirondack Park to residents and visitors through publications and programs.” As the owner/operator of Hungry Bear Publishing, based in Saranac Lake, N.Y., he works with curators at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake and other museums in the region to tell human-interest stories about the museums' collections.

Listen to the "Adirondack Attic" song by Dan Berggren.

Take the Adirondack Attic Top 100 Challenge (download here). Find artifacts from Andy Flynn's six Adirondack Attic books on display at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.


LISTEN TO PROGRAMS: Learn more about the Radio Series

The new "Adirondack Attic" radio show debuted on Friday, April 23, 2010 on North Country Public Radio. In May 2009, just as the "Adirondack Attic" newspaper column was being discontinued, Andy began working with the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, singer/songwriter Dan Berggren of Ballston Spa, and North Country Public Radio in Canton to produce a series of monthly 5-minute "Adirondack Attic" radio programs, further exploring the museum's artifact collections. In addition, Andy will be exploring other museum collections around the Adirondack North Country region to highlight a broad range of New York state history.

The radio show airs the first Tuesday of the month during the Eight O'Clock Hour with Todd Moe on NCPR.


The radio program is sponsored by Hungry Bear Publishing, Dan Berggren and the Adirondack Museum and is found exclusively on NCPR.


Since 2004, Hungry Bear Publishing has published six volumes of “New York State’s Mountain Heritage: Adirondack Attic,” featuring a compilation of “Adirondack Attic” columns from 2003 to 2008.


From 2003 to 2009, Andy wrote about an artifact a week from the Adirondack Museum's collection for the syndicated column, “Adirondack Attic,” which ran in several northern New York newspapers over the six-year span: the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake; the Lake George Mirror; the Lake Placid News; and The Weekly Adirondack, Old Forge; the Plattsburgh Press-Republican; the Glens Falls Post-Star; and the North Creek News-Enterprise.


Andy travels around the Adirondack North Country region to present Adirondack history programs to hundreds of people every year, promoting Adirondack history to residents and visitors. See his program schedule.


Andy has donated part of the proceeds from his “Adirondack Attic” books to the Adirondack Museum’s Collection Improvement Fund to help pay for new artifacts. So far, he has donated $5,500 to the museum. This way, the Adirondack Attic History Project is helping to preserve Adirondack history.


Adirondack Attic 5: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Andy Bates, July 4, 2008


Adirondack Museum Dan Berggren NCPR



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