This town has something for clowns. I haven’t quite figured out why yet, but they have a Toby the Clown Museum, Toby the Clown Foundation, and a clown school named after guess who.
This is from a website:
There may be only one museum dedicated to American Clowns and you’ll find it in Lake Placid! At last count, more than 700 significant pieces of clown memorabilia can be found within the walls of Toby’s American Clown Museum and School.
It’s amazing what you will discover in the Clown Museum. On nearly every surface of every wall, there are oils, prints and photographs of clowns. Don’t miss the paintings by Red Skelton, a famous clown and artist. Many original circus posters from famous organizations like the Ringling Brothers are also displayed here. Many are signed or inscribed to Toby, the founder of the American Clown Museum and School.
To find out more about the town murals, go here. It’s going to take me a very long time to find and photograph them all, along with the other special pieces mentioned.
See you next time.