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About Us

Our Mission

The Alice T. Miner Museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and culture of the North Country in New York State. Our mission is to educate and inspire visitors of all ages through engaging exhibitions, programs, and events that showcase our collection of over 6,000 artifacts.

Our Staff

Ellen Addams dressed as Laura Ingles Wilder as child
Ellen Adams
Leni Vandris dressed as Eleanor Roosevelt
Leni Vradelis
Program Coordinator
photograph of the exterior of the Alice T. Miner Museum in 2016

Our Board

  • Steve Fessette, Chair

  • Rick Laurin, Vice-Chair

  • Kirk Beattie, Treasurer

  • Rachel Dutil, Secretary

  • Dana Grant

  • Mark Henry

  • David Kendall Martin

  • Joan Burke, Trustee emerita

Past Curators

  • Fanny Herridge Wheeler, 1924-1936

  • Charles D. and Josephine Lucia Rea, 1936-1944

  • Nell Jane Barnett Sullivan, 1944-1963

  • Michael Andrassy, 1963-1966

  • W. Coburn Sweet, 1966-1975

  • Lucille Czarnetzky, 1975-1994

  • Frederick G. Smith, 1994-2006

  • Amanda A. Palmer, 2006-2014

Portrait of Alice T. Miner
Person on spinning loom black and white image

Volunteer with Us

What can you do as a volunteer at the Alice?

  • Interpret the museum and its collection to visitors through guided tours

  • Research our archives and collection

  • Assist at special events and programs

  • Keep the building and grounds beautiful

  • Care for the collection

  • Have fun and learn about local history!


We are looking for volunteers at all levels of commitment. No matter what your special skills and interests are, there’s sure to be a place for you at the Alice!


Contact us for more information about volunteering.

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