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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Arts Center Seeking Student Art for Show in May

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) has announced they are seeking K-12 student artists interested in displaying their artwork during the shared Member & Student Art Show in May. The paired shows will be exhibited from May 1 until May 31, 2019 throughout all three of the Arts Center’s galleries. Student artists, working in all mediums, are encouraged to submit up to 2 JPEG images by April 24, 2019. The Student Art Show Reception will be held May 11, 2019, from 3 to 4:30 pm. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be available. For additional details or >>More


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Poetry: From the Beginning

  From the Beginning There is a hush from the beginning of time, where you can hear yourself blink. There is a hush, where a minute ago we were two million miles closer to this cluster than we are now. There is a hush when we realize how it is that we belong at the limit of the powers of observation. There is a hush when the universe evolved from the static. I shall return to the hush. I shall return in a moment to the conditions which might have existed at the beginning. To a hush which can no >>More


Friday, January 11, 2019

Museum’s Cabin Fever Sunday Talks Begins with Tahawus

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) has announced their 2019 Cabin Fever Sunday Series, featuring seven events that look deeper into Adirondack history and culture. The first event, Tahawus: Birth of a Hamlet and a Club, is set for January 13, at 1:30 pm. This presentation by a former NL Industries manager, Don Seauvageau, will cover the 1847 to 1947 period at the Hudson River headwaters. The closure of the mining operations at Adirondac in 1855 did not end the activity here. Often referred to as the “Club Era,” the mining works were sold twice and operated >>More


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Horse Artifacts Focus of Fort Ti Program Sunday

Fort Ticonderoga’s wintertime Fort Fever Series returns in 2019 and features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff who will share their latest research and discoveries. The first program, presented on January 13, 2019, is  “Half-Spanish, Part-Hungarian, & All-American: Cavalry Treatises, Saddles & Objects in Fort Ticonderoga’s Collection.” Join Vice President of Public History Stuart Lilie to explore the horse artifacts in Fort Ticonderoga’s collections and the unique stories of American saddlery that they tell. The Collections of Fort Ticonderoga include saddles, documents and other pieces which record the ongoing evolution of American military saddlery beyond the long 18th century. >>More


Monday, January 7, 2019

Great Camp Santanoni Winter Weekends

Three Winter Weekend events will be held for the sixth consecutive year at Camp Santanoni in Newcomb. The events will take place during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, January 19-21; Presidents Day holiday weekend, February 16-18; and the weekend of March 16-17. These Winter Weekends have grown in popularity in recent years as cross-country skiers and snowshoers access the historic great camp property to rest, tour the buildings, and view interpretative displays. A 9.8-mile round trip cross-country ski or snowshoe excursion traverses from Camp Santanoni’s Gate Lodge complex to the remote lakeside main lodge complex. The trip provides >>More


Monday, January 7, 2019

Historic Preservation Grants Available

Preserve New York grant applications are now open. Launched in 1993 through a partnership between The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Preserve New York makes grants for historic structure reports, building condition reports, cultural landscape reports, and cultural resource surveys. Preserve New York will have over $250,000 grant funding available in 2019. This includes over $210,000 in funding from NYSCA. The Preserve New York application deadline is March 25, 2019. Not-for-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status and units of local government are eligible to apply. Arts and cultural organizations are >>More


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Poetry: The Way Galileo Saw It

  The Way Galileo Saw It When I look up I see the quiet survival of the solar system. I see the outbursts of constellations and the disturbing meaning of the Milky Way. When I look up I see the penetration of the corona, a universe of stars, the way Galileo saw it, all ionized and catastrophic. View original post.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Community Xmas Trees: Historically Rooted in the Adirondacks

Community Christmas trees are an American tradition that bring people together regardless of income, faith, political persuasion, or pretty much anything that divides us. Whether sponsored by a city, town, church, or civic organization, community trees are placed in an outdoor public setting for anyone to enjoy. It’s a rare treat to share something so nonpartisan: whatever you might personally like about the holidays is what you’ll take away from viewing the tree or sharing in song and merrymaking with fellow citizens. And it’s nice to know that America’s first community Christmas tree, the one that spawned a movement still >>More


Sunday, December 30, 2018

US Presidents in Clinton County Talk in Plattsburgh

The Clinton County Historical Association has announced a program “Connections with History: U.S. Presidents in Clinton County,” set for Monday, January 14, at 4 pm, at the Lake Forest Senior Living Community, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh. “Connections with History” is an illustrated talk on U.S. Presidents and other important historical figures who have visited Clinton County and their connections with each other. With historic photos from the Clinton County Historical Association and the National Archives, presenter Roger Black will journey from 1897 when President William McKinley and Vice President Garret Hobart vacationed at the Hotel Champlain at Bluff Point >>More


Saturday, December 29, 2018

Holiday Humor: Regional Letters to Santa from Long Ago

Plenty of laughs are scattered throughout this year’s collection of letters (unedited) to Santa. Check out the first two for an idea of what to expect. Enjoy! From 1901: Gloversville Daily Leader Broadalbin. Dear Santa Claus: — I wish you would bring me a hand sleigh so I can ride down hill. We live close by a hill where all the girls and boys ride and it is awful aggravating to see all of them riding down hill when I cant ride. I will be very thankful if you will bring me a sleigh and I won’t ask for anything >>More