Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Scholarships Available Through Adirondack Foundation

This spring, Adirondack Foundation is offering nearly $141,000 in scholarship opportunities to students and families seeking financial aid for higher education. A limited number of scholarships are available for current college students; the majority of scholarships are for high school graduating seniors. To learn more, contact your school guidance counselor, or click here for a list of the scholarship grants available to Adirondack students, application information, and deadlines for submission. The deadline for most applications is April 15. To learn more about donating to scholarships, contact Adirondack Foundation Vice President Mel Eisinger at (518) 523-9904, or email mel@adkfoundation.org. For more >>More


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Newcomb Interpretive Center Seeks Artist in Residence

This Friday, March 31st is the application deadline for the 2017 Summer Artist-in-Residence at the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) in Newcomb. This is the fourth summer that this public outreach site for ESF Newcomb has hosted an Artist-in-Residence. The program provides artists at all levels of study with an opportunity to explore and create pieces in a relaxed, supportive and educational setting in the Adirondacks. The Artist-in-Residence interacts with the general public at the AIC, speaking informally with visitors while working along the trails or in the studio, and more formally through designing and leading art-based workshops at the AIC. >>More


Monday, March 27, 2017

Sandra Weber: Lessons from Suffrage Movement

For decades, history books have fed us the simplistic notion that women struggled for the vote while men opposed them. Hogwash! Some women opposed suffrage and some men supported it. The issue was a battle about the sexes; the battle itself was fought by women and men against other women and men. The North Country region resembled most of upstate New York in the 1800s, rural and a hotbed for reform movements: abolition, prohibition, forest preservation, women’s rights. Of course, there was also opposition to some of these changes. The major reason for resistance to women’s rights had to do >>More


Monday, March 27, 2017

Adirondack Grants Workshop in Lake Placid April 5th

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, Humanities New York, the Adirondack Foundation, and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will co-present a free workshop featuring an information session, activity, and ample time for networking and Q&A. Each organization will give a brief overview of the funding opportunities that they administer and their application processes. The second half of the workshop will be an interactive grant-writing seminar. The presenters will give tips on how to prepare a competitive application, and participants will work in groups to develop a proposal idea. Please come prepared to discuss a potential project. Projects that serve >>More


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lake George and the Invention of the Auto-Boat

The fusion of automobile and boat reached its apotheosis in 1959, when Chris Craft released its Silver Arrow in the same shade of metallic blue that Chevrolet applied to its Corvette and added a flared fin copied from a Buick. That’s what boat builder Everett Smith told an audience last summer when discussing the evolution of the Auto-boat at the Tumblehome Boatshop in Warrensburg, which hosts evening talks about boats and boating throughout the year. According to Emmet Smith, Everett Smith’s son and until recently the curator of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, the Auto-boat » Continue Reading. The >>More


Friday, March 24, 2017

1757 Attack on Fort William Henry Event Saturday

Fort Ticonderoga will hold a one-day living history event on Saturday, March 25th. Attendees will witness how French soldiers, Canadians, and Native warriors prepared for an attack on Fort William Henry on March 16, 1757. Programs include tours, living history demonstrations, historic trades, weapons demonstrations, and fife and drum corps performances throughout the day.From wool leggings and moccasins, to snowshoes and toboggans, visitors can explore traditional tools and supplies that were vital to winter survival on the frontier of New France. Look into France’s military situation and their strategy against the British as they entered 1757 with outnumbered troops and isolated by a blockade. Admission to >>More


Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

View, the multi-media arts center in Old Forge, is seeking artists working in all forms of watermedia for the 2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is considered one of the top ten watermedia exhibitions in the nation, drawing artists and audiences from all over. Each year artists compete for a chance at over $14,000 in prizes and awards. The show is open to artists working in transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, and ink. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia. Collage and >>More


Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Origin and Impact of the Adirondack Northway

When my parents came to the Adirondacks in 1956, they believed they were moving to a place far removed – culturally and politically as well as geographically – from the cities in which they had worked as left-wing journalists. Beyond the Adirondacks lay “the big world,” as our neighbor Peggy Hamilton called it. (It was a world she was familiar with, having been the companion of Vida Mulholland and, like Vida and her more famous sister Inez, an early advocate of women’s rights.) The 175 mile-long Northway between Albany and Montreal, which Governor Nelson Rockefeller officially declared completed ten years >>More


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tugboat Shipwreck to Become Underwater Historic Preserve

The 1880 tugboat U.S. La Vallee shipwreck in Lake Champlain will become a Underwater Historic Preserve and will open for divers this summer, thanks to a 2017 Corridor of Commerce Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) plans to use the grant funds to establish the infrastructure that makes it possible for divers to safely visit the wreck site, as well as providing public interpretation of the wreck. The U.S. La Vallee is an example of the small, steam-powered commercial tugs that operated along the east coast and inland waterways of the United States in the late nineteenth and early >>More


Friday, March 17, 2017

Fine Arts Gallery Presents ‘Imagined Landscapes’

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) has invited the public to an opening Meet-the-Artist Reception on Friday, March 24 from 5 to 7 pm with Parmelee Tolkan, Stephen Horne, Eleanor Sweeney and Jon Prime for their group exhibit, Imagined Landscapes. This new exhibit will be on display in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery through April 29. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. Admission is free. In Imagined Landscapes, four artists offer new paths into the traditional landscape through their personal explorations of the natural world. Parmelee Tolkan, Stephen Horne, Eleanor Sweeney » Continue >>More


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