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December, 2019

Tisquantum And Plymouth Colony’s Survival


Pawtuxet Wampanoag Tisquantum‘s story begins during the summer of 1605, when British sailors, under the command of Captain George Weymouth, commissioned by a colonial entrepreneur Sir Ferdinando Gorges, kidnapped him, along with four other Native American boys, and brought them to England. In his diary, Capt. Weymouth wrote, “we used little delay, but suddenly laid hands upon them … For they were strong and so naked as our best hold was by their long hair on their heads.” Once in England, Tisquantum remained in Weymouth’s custody. And it’s assumed that Weymouth taught the boy to speak English. For reasons unknown, >>More


December, 2019

Poetry: Tisquantum


Tisquantum This country Was born on a welcoming, An outstretched hand, A feeding and a fellowship. It is a noble heritage That transcends color and belief. I come in peace. I rescue you. I am your brother. The daunting land and forest creatures Watched and listened And all feasted together. This country Was born on a welcoming. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.


December, 2019

Lake Champlain ‘Pavilion’ Gets Restoration, Reuse Funds


The Pavilion is a National Historic Landmark house located near Lake Champlain on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga. It was built in the late 1820s for William Ferris Pell and later used as a hotel, which hosted the likes of Robert Todd Lincoln, William Howard Taft and suffragist Alice Paul.  Fort Ticonderoga Museum founders Sarah and Stephen Pell restored the Pavilion in 1909. Fort Ticonderoga has recently been awarded $100,000 under the 2019 Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant Program. The money is expected to help support the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Pavilion. Restoration work on the Pavilion >>More


November, 2019

Tisquantum: The Native Man Who Rescued the Pilgrims


“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” These are the words of H.A. (Henry Allen) Ironside; a Canadian-American Bible teacher, preacher, theologian, pastor, member of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, and one of the most inspired Christian writers of the 20th Century. For most Americans, Thanksgiving is exactly that; a time of giving thanks. But it’s also a time when we commemorate the success of the Pilgrims; the Separatists who came here from England to establish the Plymouth colony. And, next year, Americans will commemorate the 400th anniversary » Continue Reading. >>More


November, 2019

Henry Knox’s ‘Noble Train’ of Artillery At Fort Ti


When men under Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen captured Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Crown Point in 1775, they also captured over 180 cannon, and other weaponry and supplies. Beginning in November 1775, Colonel Henry Knox and a team of engineers used sledges to hual 60 tons of this heavy artillery to Cambridge and the Siege of Boston. Many of those cannon were larger than what was available to Patriot forces, and they were placed on higher ground around the city.  Americans began to bombard the city on the night of March 2, 1776, the British responded with their own » >>More


November, 2019

Lake Placid Celebrating 1980 Olympics 40th Anniversary


Forty years ago this February, the Adirondack village of Lake Placid hosted the 13th Olympic Winter Games. The U.S. Men’s Olympic Hockey Team’s improbable win over the Russians, known as the “Miracle on Ice,” along with speed skater Eric Heiden’s five gold medals, helped make the 1980 Lake Placid Games one with an enduring legacy. From February 14 – 23, the two-time Olympic village (the first winter games to be hosted outside of Europe took place in Lake Placid in 1932) is set to host a full slate of activities. A torch lighting, ice skating » Continue Reading. View original >>More


November, 2019

Viewpoint: Make Saratoga & North Creek Line A Hudson River Bike Trail


What follows is a announcement sent to the press by Adirondack Forest Preserve advocates Protect the Adirondacks on proposals to convert the : Protect the Adirondacks supports transition of the 55-mile-long Saratoga and North Creek Railway to a new public multi-use recreation trail. Given its location, the dominant use would be as a bike and walking trail. This new public trail from Saratoga Springs to North Creek would connect dozens of small communities such as Lake Luzerne, Hadley, Stony Creek, Thurman, Riparius, » Continue Reading. View original post.


November, 2019

Clinton Co Historical’s Annual Holiday Open House


The Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) is set to hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th, and Sunday, December 8th, from 10 am to 3 pm each day. The Open House, a holiday tradition, provides an opportunity to visit the Museum and find unique gifts for family and friends. The first 25 Open House visitors each day will receive free gifts, one per family. The Museum shop has three limited-edition keepsake tree ornaments available for purchase. This year’s ornament depicts the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island. Ornaments celebrating the Witherill Hotel and Plattsburgh’s » Continue Reading. >>More


November, 2019

Fort Ticonderoga Launches New Season of Programs


Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors can enjoy exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops. Guests can now explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century. Groups of 15 or more are welcome to schedule a visit to have the entire property to themselves and a dedicated historic interpreter for a group tour. Scheduled events include: Living History Events: 10 am to 4 pm Dec. 7, 2019: The Noble Train Begins: >>More


November, 2019

Adirondack Museum Antique Show Ending After 25 Years


The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX, formerly the Adirondack Museum) has announced that 2019 will be the last year of its annual Antique Show and Sale. ADKX said the event will be replaced by the Adirondack Artisan Festival, premiering in September 2020. The Antique Show and Sale first began in 1995, drawing as many as 100 vendors in its early years. Cars lined both sides of Route 30 as thousands flocked to the show to snap up treasures that complemented the popular Adirondack style of homes and camps. More recently, the number of participating dealers and >>More




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