The Adirondack History Museum celebrated the grand opening of its “Hiking the Adirondack High Peaks” exhibit on July 20 with over 130 people attending a ribbon cutting and reception. Museum staff and volunteers spent over 1,000 hours developing the exhibit. The interactive permanent display explores High Peak’s hiking history dating back to the mid-19th century. The exhibit highlights the work of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers, hiking pioneers, old time guides, and other historic and contemporary figures, such as Adirondack 46ers historian and founding member Grace Hudowalski. The exhibit features the work of both historic and contemporary photographers, including pieces donated » >>More
The Adirondack Interpretive Center’s (AIC) summer Artist in Residence Neil Rizos will lead a free workshop on Saturday August 11th from 9 am to 3 pm, during which participants will use both classroom and field components to learn to observe and record information to create field sketches with confidence. Neil Rizos is an award winning artist specializing in birds and landscapes who recently had a solo exhibit at the Roger Tory Institute of Natural History that included 75 paintings, prints and sculptures. His art work is in the permanent collection of the United State Library of Congress, the George W. >>More
In late July 1934, the average life of Watertown’s Vincent Sparacino took a sudden, drastic turn, becoming anything but humdrum. Vincent was an Italian immigrant who came to America in 1906 when he was 16 years old. The family settled in Watertown and operated Sparacino & Company, a fruit wholesaler that later branched out into vegetables. By the late 1920s Vincent and his brother Tony were partners in the business with other family members. Vince was a hands-on guy, frequently driving a delivery truck to customer sites around the city. On many days after finishing work and taking supper, he >>More
On average workers born in 1942 earned as much or more over their careers than any worker born since, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research’s 2017 Niber Working Paper. From 1967, the Middle class’ share of income has dropped from 53.5 percent to about 45 percent today. Ninety percent of metro regions have seen a decline in the middle class while on average incomes in rural America has declined to a much greater degree. Ever wonder why the middle class is declining in our country, what’s the ramifications, and what can be done about it » Continue Reading. >>More
The Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society (NNYACGS) Conference will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 28, 29 and 30, 2018, at the Dannemora Civic Center for three days of genealogical talks and research. On Friday and Sunday, the genealogical library will be open from 10 am to 4 pm for free research. Saturday, the 29th is reserved for a talk on DNA testing, and an afternoon French-Canadian music session. The first presentation, starting at 10 am, will be by Ed McGuire, who will speak on DNA Testing. Ed has spoken extensively on the subject and will >>More
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ 2018 Summer Theatre Festival concludes with touring performances of Seussical: The Musical. Performances run August 2 through 6, and venues include Indian Lake Theater, Newcomb School, Lake Placid Junior Senior High School, Tannery Pond Center, and the View. The cast features Benjamin Hergenroeder as Cat in the Hat, LeAnn Yelton as Sour Kangaroo, Michael Hudlin as Horton the Elephant, Catherine Purcell as Gertrude McFuzz, Annachristi Cordes as Mayzie La Bird, and Gage Morris as Jojo, with an extended cast of actors from across » Continue Reading. View original post.
NorthCountryARTS has announced a pair of one-day self-guided artist studio tours on consecutive weekends. The first, highlighting artists in Glens Falls, will be held on Saturday, August 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. The second tour will be Saturday, August 11, from 10 am to 5 pm highlighting artists in the Lake George and North Warren region of Warren County. On August 4, thirteen artists with studios in Glens Falls will open their doors to highlight their work ranging from painting and fabric art to pottery and jewelry. Most of the artists are located in the Shirt Factory in >>More
Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, has announced a new acquisition on view in its Life in the Adirondacks exhibition: a cramped, dilapidated shack, known as “The Closet” that for two summers was home to a young and talented African-American tenor, Fulton Fryar. Through the combined efforts of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, the Seagle Music Colony, and Adirondack Experience, this historic artifact was saved from demolition and will help educate museum visitors about the history of racial discrimination in the Adirondack Park. <img class="wp-image-141030 alignright" src="https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/The-Closet-relocated-to-Life-In-The-Adirondacks-Exhibition-at-Adirondack-Experience.png" alt="The Closet relocated to Life In The Adirondacks » Continue Reading. View original >>More
Spectacle Lake Disembodied from the bleeding virus of breaking news, my brain is ready for the cold medicine of the Adirondacks in April, where I can wait for the wild, unscripted providence of a quiet- clear as chartreuse-rising from the granite stomach of a lake speckled by loons. Photo of Spectacle Lake by George Cassidy Payne. View original post.
My family likes to take part in art walks and gallery openings in and out of the Adirondack Park. We enjoy the arts and with a beautiful backdrop like the Adirondacks, what better place is there to explore art and nature? This weekend area artists open their doors for the monthly Saranac Lake Artworks Studio Tours. With live demonstrations, artists create and showcase their original work while visitors take part in self-guided tours. Each month the list of artists alters slightly. The upcoming studio tour days will be July 27-29, August 31-September 2, September 28-30, October 27-29, and November 30-December >>More