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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

10th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival Planned

The 10th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival has been set for the weekend of September 28 and 29, 2019. Held in Indian Lake, the Moose Festival offers visitors of all ages a uniquely Adirondack experience. Visitors to the Indian Lake region for the Moose Festival can enjoy programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours, shopping – all in the theme of the Moose. The half-ton mammal is making a come-back in the Adirondacks, so you may even spot one during the weekend. The Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and a host of >>More


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Underground Railroad Program in Ticonderoga

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host a free program, “The Underground Railroad in Chester,” on Friday, August 16 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, in Ticonderoga. Program presenters Donna LaGoy and Laura Seldman are co-authors of The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Town of Chester. The Town of Chester in Warren County was a haven for runaway slaves escaping to Canada along the Underground Railroad. The authors argue that the town holds at least nine confirmed or suspected sites where fugitives from the law once found shelter. LaGoy is a former teacher who became the Town >>More


Monday, August 5, 2019

Grants Available For Upstate Historic Markers

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, a private, grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, has officially opened the next grant round of its NYS Historic Marker Grant Program. The program commemorates historic people, places or things during the years 1740 to 1919. One of the Pomeroy Foundation’s main initiatives is to help people celebrate their community’s history with historic roadside markers. Grants cover the entire cost of a marker, pole and shipping. The current grant round is available in the following New York State counties: Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster (Region 4); Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington (Region 5); >>More


Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Patriot War With Canada

William Lyon MacKenzie strode into a packed theater in Buffalo, NY on the night of Dec. 12, 1837, his blue eyes blazing beneath his high, broad forehead, his sandy whiskers a chinstrap beard. The short, wiry 42-year-old native of Scotland had arrived in the booming border city a day earlier, a fugitive with a price on his head, after launching an ill-fated rebellion against the oligarchy that ruled colonial Canada. More than 2,000 Buffalo residents waited anxiously to hear him speak, quite a crowd for a city of not even 18,000 souls. MacKenzie was a fiery, populist reformer and enemy >>More


Sunday, August 4, 2019

LGLC Annual Meeting and UpYonda Block Party in Bolton

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is set to hold its public Annual Meeting and Block Party at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in Bolton Landing on Saturday, August 17, from 11 am to 2 pm. The event will begin with a its public Annual Meeting in the auditorium from 11 am to noon, with keynote speaker Meme Hanley, Project Manager for the Land Trust Alliance New York Program. Hanley will offer her thoughts on the importance of land conservation today and in the future. She will discuss the connection between the protection of land and water, including examples >>More


Saturday, August 3, 2019

How Twitchell Lake Was Named, And A Poem

The Twitchell Lake History Committee is working on documenting the story of Twitchell Lake in Big Moose, NY, and how it was named, with an account of the individual camps, hotels, and highlights down through the years. Twitchell Lake is 5 to 6 miles south of the old Champlain Road, now under the Stillwater Reservoir. For over 12 years the Conables have hosted a social event at their camp on Twitchell Lake with a poetry competition, the winner receiving honors as “Poet Laureate of Twitchell Lake.” This year’s original composition was to be a “villanelle,” a 19-line poem » Continue >>More


Friday, August 2, 2019

August Events At ADKX Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) has announced its roster of events for the month of August. Starting on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10, the American Mountain Men are returning to the ADKX. They will pitch tents, build fires, cook rustic meals, demonstrate their firearm, bow shooting, tomahawk and knife throwing skills, and many more traditional wilderness trades during their annual weekend encampment. During this popular annual event, visitors will have the opportunity to explore and discover how life was lived in the wilderness in the 1820s to 1840s. On Saturday, August 10th Adirondack Experience >>More


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

National American Watercolors Exhibit in Old Forge

View, the Center for Arts and Culture located in Old Forge, is set to present the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors during gallery hours from Saturday, August 3rd to Sunday, September 29th. Each year View presents the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, which is open to all artists working in water-based media. This includes transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, and ink. Two nationally recognized artists juried this annual exhibition. Architect and renowned architectural illustrator Richard Sneary, NWS acted as the Juror of Selection. Richard is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society >>More


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

J. & J. Rogers Dam Exhibit Opens at Tahawus Center

The Tahawus Center has opened a new exhibit on the J. & J. Rogers Company pulp and paper mill dam, Rome Undammed.  The exhibition of photographs document the life and recent removal of the J. & J. Rogers Co. pulp and paper mill dam, which spanned the West Branch of the Ausable River, just upstream of Au Sable Forks, for 125 years (1893-2018). The recently removed Rome Dam, was one of the last visible relics of the J. & J. Rogers Company. Among the largest industries in the Ausable River Valley, the company once owned roughly a third of the >>More


Monday, July 29, 2019

Adirondack Pastel Society Exhibiting During August

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is set to present a group show of more than 15 members of the Adirondack Pastel Society in all three of its galleries. This show will run from August 1-31, with an artist reception and artists’ talk open to the public on Friday, August 9 from 5 to 7 pm. The Adirondack Pastel Society (APS) was founded in Glens Falls in 2008 with the objective to provide exhibiting opportunities to pastel artists and to educate the public, gallery owners, and collectors about the merits and beauty of the soft pastel medium. APS » >>More