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Monday, April 22, 2019

Pete Seeger’s Local Connections; Seeger Centennial Set for Grange Hall

The late folksinger Pete Seeger had a long connection to the North Country, beginning as a 20-year-old member of the Vagabond Puppeteers, according to Whallonsburg Grange board member Mary-Nell Bockman. In the summer of 1939, the group traveled to rural communities all over Upstate New York, including St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton counties, performing in support of dairy farmers on strike against the big milk monopolies. Seeger was good friends with the artist Rockwell Kent and his wife, Sally, and visited Asgaard Farm several times. After meeting Adirondack folklorist Marjorie Lansing Porter at a folk festival in Schroon Lake, he >>More


Sunday, April 21, 2019

John Brown Day 2019 Planned For May 4th

John Brown Lives! has announced “John Brown Day: A Day of Reflection. A Day of Action.” is set for May 4th, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm, at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. John Brown Day is a commemoration honoring women and men whose work invokes the passion and conviction of the 19th-century abolitionist who dedicated his life to the cause of liberation. This year’s awardees are: Dr. Barbara Ransby, professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative. Barbara >>More


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Ticonderoga’s Legacy Subject of New Exhibit at Fort Ti

Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new exhibit, “Ticonderoga, A Legacy,” which explores the tradition of Ticonderoga through popular and military culture over two centuries, including the U.S. Navy vessels that have borne its name. Fort Ticonderoga holds a premier collections of 18th-century military material and cultural artifacts. In a statement to the press, Fort Ticonderoga curator Matthew Keagle: “This exhibit explores the ways in which Ticonderoga has been evoked, remembered, and memorialized from the end of the Revolution through the end of the 20th century… From Thomas Cole to Thomas Edison, Ticonderoga has captivated and inspired artists and thinkers from >>More


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Rogers Rangers Movie Night in Ticonderoga

The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to open its 2019 free movie series with a showing of the classic Spencer Tracy film Northwest Passage on April 26th. The 1940 early Technicolor film is based on the 1937 best-selling historical novel by the same name, authored by Kenneth Roberts, from a serialized version that had previously run in the Saturday Evening Post.  The film is set along the  New York and New Hampshire frontier during the French and Indian War including at Crown Point, Lake Champlain, and the Connecticut Valley. The film also includes a fictionalized account of the raid » >>More


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Poetry: Memory by Intinction — Siamese Ponds Wilderness

Again this early morning I leave the kitchen light off as I eat my cold cereal with milk to re-mind me of our long ago days at our Adirondack cabin that promised an imminent fishing trip to the backwoods with each year’s hoped-for surprise finds of new beaver work there thrilling to Trout’s tug on our line in this communion of the saints my brother Matt holds the chalice and then produces the bread from his shoulder-slung creel. Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE. View original post.


Friday, April 19, 2019

NorthWind Fine Arts Juried Show Set For May

NorthWind Fine Arts is set to host a reception for its 6th Annual Juried Art Show on Friday May 10, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm.  The show features the work of artists from across the region. Awards will be presented at 6 pm, light refreshments will be served. The works will be on exhibit through May 30th, 11 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake. This year’s juror is Dr. Karen Blough. She is a historian of medieval art and a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, where she teaches courses on ancient, medieval, and early modern art history. NorthWind Fine Arts features original >>More


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Some Old Adirondack Laws Were Nothing To Sneeze At

For a long time now, my youngest son has operated a research laboratory in Singapore. Moving there from America was quite the culture shock, but he was clearly impressed with how clean everything was, a result of many laws that we in the US would consider overbearing. He remains very respectful of the culture there and wouldn’t joke about some of their laws, including one reinforced by signs in and near elevators: No Urinating in Lifts. For me, it instantly begs the question: was this common enough to merit a statute? But before we scoff at the rules in other >>More


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Inlet Continues Adult Easter Egg Hunt Tradition

Head to Inlet on April 27th for the Adirondacks’ only adult Easter egg hunt. A traditional children’s egg hunt will also take place, but bring your own basket to hold some wonderful local prizes. Held at Inlet’s Fern Park on Loomis Road, the Inlet Youth Commission’s egg hunting tradition always coincides with the return of area school children from their two-week spring break. The children’s egg hunt starts at 1 pm and is open to all children (12 and under). All participants of the children’s egg hunt receive a goody bag and the chance to win special prizes. Fern Park >>More


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A History of Adirondack Blackface at Whallonsburg Grange

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex, is set to welcome historian and author Amy Godine to the Lyceum lecture series on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm. Her lecture will focus on the history of minstrel shows and blackface performances in theaters, Grange halls, churches, schools and other venues in the North Country, and the impact of this and other racist imagery. Godine’s talk, “Adirondack Blackface: A Hidden History,” will discuss the largely forgotten plays and skits presented by white actors with demeaning portrayals of African Americans that continued into the early 1960s in the region. Amy Godine is a >>More


Sunday, April 14, 2019

New This Season at Adirondack Experience (ADKX)

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), is set to open for its 62nd season on Friday, May 24, 2019. This year ADKX opens two new temporary exhibits, a new permanent installation out on Minnow Pond and a new family event. Curious Creatures: An Adirondack Collection of Taxidermy (May 24 – Oct.14) will exhibit approximately 100 pieces of extraordinary taxidermy from private Adirondack collections and camps as well as mounts, photographs, and manuscript materials from the museum’s own collections. Curious Creatures will explore how taxidermy represents our relationships with animals while also focusing on Adirondack taxidermists (Clarence Downs, >>More




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