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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Poetry: The Cardinals And The Bishop’s Son

The Cardinals And The Bishop’s Son ‘Twas a cold and sodden May, When Bishop’s Son and wife and pup, Traveled far, from South to the North, Where at home they did wind up. Bishop’s Son tended the land, Then saw unruly growth on trees, So raised his axe to trim the shrubs, When a sweet sight he did see. A nest of rosy hatchlings, With eyes still closed and mouths outstretched, As Red Father-Bird stood his guard, And Mother, more food did fetch. She, plain in plumage, did fly, From mate on fence, to branch, to nest, Singing proud of >>More


Friday, May 24, 2019

Adirondack Experience Now Open

The folks at Adirondack Experience: the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, which opens for the season today, have spent the winter updating and adding to its exhibits and creating new ones. The popular “Great Outdoors” and “Life In the Adirondacks” exhibits remain along with other permanent and scenic displays. The new Curious Creatures exhibit explores the relationship of humans, nature, and animals through taxidermy. Some of these private pieces have never been on public exhibition before.  Private Views: Collecting the Adirondacks features 19th century artists inspired to paint an Adirondack landscape. Borrowed from private collectors, this exhibit is a » >>More


Friday, May 24, 2019

‘Women Will Vote’ Exhibit Opening in Ticonderoga

The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to unveil a traveling exhibit addressing Women’s Suffrage and present a free public program entitled “Women Will Vote” on Friday, May 31 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. The program will look at often-overlooked consequences of Women’s Suffrage, including internal disagreements that threatened to sideline the movement, the institution of Prohibition, and changes in women’s roles within the workforce. From the women’s suffrage movement’s 1848 Declaration of Sentiments, the right to vote took over 70 years to be adopted by Congress. Even after the passage of the amendment, ratification >>More


Monday, May 20, 2019

Ballet Meets The Beatles at Tannery Pond

Tannery Pond Center (TPC) in North Creek is set to present Ballet Meets The Beatles on Friday, May 31st at 7:30 pm. The program is a live performance by Chevalier Ballet dancing to the songs of The Beatles performed by tribute band Across The Pond. They will be joined by a string quartet on such songs as Eleanor Rigby, All You Need Is Love, A Day in The Life, Here Comes The Sun and more. The show begins with Across The Pond performing an ‘Ed Sullivan Set’ of early rockers before they are joined by Chevalier and a string quartet. >>More


Monday, May 20, 2019

Wild Times at the Adirondack History Museum

The Adirondack History Museum’s 2019 Season focuses on Wild Times in the Adirondacks. 2019 marks the centennial of the 18th Amendment’s ratification which not only began Prohibition but also ushered in a period of lawlessness across the country. An exhibit at the museum in Elizabethtown, Bootleggers and the Law in the Adirondacks, explores how the region was part of major bootlegging routes between Canada and New York City. The popular Adirondack Suffragists exhibit has been expanded to examine the Temperance Movement, which opposed the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The Adirondack History Museum’s Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of two >>More


Saturday, May 18, 2019

William C. Geer Invented Plane-Wing Deicing Device

Based on his remarkable career as an inventor and the immeasurable but tremendous value of three creations of his to businesses and millions of individuals — a better golf ball, gas masks, and the industrial adhesive Vulcalock — it seems there should be a historical marker at William Geer’s birthplace and perhaps a museum wing up north, or at least an exhibit featuring his story. And that’s without even considering his greatest invention of all: the airplane-wing deicer. That’s right, a North Country man, born and raised, did that. Unlike many inventions that are completely replaced by better alternatives in >>More


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Poetry: Do Not Google It

Do not Google it Accept that it slumbers over silky nets of sword ferns. When daybreak shines on them you will know without asking. View original post.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Athol’s “A Woman’s Place” (1974-1982) Presentation

During the summer of 1974 women gathered for weekend retreats in Paradox, NY at the site of The Highland Community School. Seven bonded, pooled their resources, and bought an abandoned rustic resort on 23 acres of land in Athol, just northwest of Lake George in Warren County. Lorraine Duvall will give a presentation at 6:30 pm on Wednesday May 29 at the Caldwell Lake George Library about her search for the women who were part of this experiment 45 years ago when they started the women’s commune A Woman’s Place. Duvall says “They » Continue Reading. View original post.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Nominations Sought for Adirondack Preservation Awards

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park region, has opened nominations for its 2019 Preservation Awards. For over 23 years, this annual awards program has recognized the sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic structures throughout the region, and highlighted individuals who have promoted historic preservation revitalization efforts in their communities. The awards honor the preservation work of organizations, municipalities, and individuals who make the Adirondack region a better place to live, work, and visit. Preservation projects of all sizes and scopes are eligible for consideration. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2019. >>More


Monday, May 13, 2019

Historical Pilgrimages to the John Brown’s Farm

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, and along with the “unofficial start of summer,” the Adirondacks will experience its annual influx of vacationers. But in years past, visitors arrived in May for another purpose: a pilgrimage to the John Brown farm in North Elba, New York. At the farm, a wreath would be laid upon the abolitionist’s grave, and the song “John Brown’s Body” was sung. Though John Brown’s efforts in opposing slavery had been honored in various ways since his execution in 1859, these annual pilgrimages by black citizens began only in the 1920s, and were founded by Jesse Max >>More




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