Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today announced that The Wild Center, the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, in Tupper Lake is a finalist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal.
 
“The Wild Center is an Adirondack gem, and I congratulate them for this recognition of their work to showcase the North Country’s natural treasures,” Stefanik said. “The North Country’s pristine environment is a defining feature of many of our communities, and I am proud of The Wild Center’s efforts to honor the rich environmental history of our district and equip visitors with the knowledge they need to protect our environment for generations to come.”
 
The National Medal is the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate excellence in service to their communities. Since 1996, the award has honored 176 institutions that demonstrated extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service.
 
National Medal winners will be announced the first week of June, and a national ceremony and celebration will be held in July.