Back in Plattsburgh/Lake Champlain
Just 10 days or so ago I was here in Plattsburgh/Lake Champlain area camping with fellow travel blogger, Fran Reisner of Journey in Focus. I’m back for a five day stint, three of which will be part of a press trip.
Thus far I’ve learned a great deal about the role Plattsburgh played in the War of 1812. Today I visited several museums, all of which I could have spent the entire day exploring and asking questions of the staff and curators. I think the more I travel, and the older I get, the more enthralled I become with history. This epiphany of sorts may have a lot to do with being a part of history as we age. When we are young, it’s hard to appreciate history because we have so little of it draw from, or relate to.
The Plattsburgh museums I visited included:
- The War of 1812 Museum – This museum is preserving local history that includes the vital role Plattsburgh played at the end of the War of 1812.
- Kent Delord House Museum – This is an extraordinarily well preserved home/museum with so many authentic artifacts…including artwork, furniture, china, medicinal items including an array of jars/containers containing period potions.
- North County Underground Railroad Historic Association – This museum preserves, interpret and promotes the Underground Railroad history of Northeastern New York’s Waterways to Freedom.
- Babbie Rural Farm Museum – This unique place has created an entertaining environment where visitors can learn about rural and farm life in the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks pre 1950s.
Last night I went to Latitude 44 Bistro, a fairly new restaurant that has quickly built up a loyal following by providing fun, fresh and creative American cuisine.
This evening I dined at a local classic, Irises Cafe and Wine Bar. Irises also serves up contemporary American cuisine with some California influences.