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Monday, March 12, 2018

Saranac Lake: ‘Poetic License’ Art, Word Exhibit, Reception

In honor of National Poetry Month, NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is set to host a Poetry Opening on Friday, April 6 from 5 to 7 pm, at 11 Woodruff Street in Saranac Lake. “Poetic License” will feature poetry readings and new, companion pieces of art. Award-winning poets will be at the opening to read their poems. The art will take the form of paintings in various mediums, jewelry, hot-forged metal, and photography. The art and poems will be on display at the gallery through April 22nd. This event is free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served. >>More


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Adirondack Coast Cultural Passport Winners Named

The 2017 Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport prize winners have been announced. The Passport serves as a guide to 17 museums and cultural sites located throughout the Adirondack Coast. The program kicks off during the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance’s annual Museum Days. Participants are encouraged to collect as many stamps as they can while exploring the different locations in the guide. Prize Winners: Grand Prize Winner: A Night on the Town, William D. Ferguson of Plattsburgh, NY – Prize includes tickets to a movie at the Strand Center theatre, dining at Our House Bistro in downtown Plattsburgh, and lodging >>More


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Westport Heritage House Indoor Market, Music Events

Westport’s Visitors Center, located on the town’s Main Street, continues to reshape and evolve as a year-round community center with space for exercise classes, parties and meetings. In addition to being a place to connect with local history, the Westport Heritage House is sharing art, music, and a local market. According to Westport Heritage House marketing consultant Nicolas Faragan, the Westport Heritage House hosts its Indoor Country Market the first Saturday of each month. With a variety of vendors, the 10 am to 1 pm local market features farm fresh veggies, meat, artisan bread as well as crafts and handmade >>More


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Great Camp Santanoni Talk In Albany Sunday

Steven Engelhart is set to give a lecture on Camp Santanoni, a historic great camp located in Newcomb, on Sunday, March 11 at 2 pm at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Engelhart is the Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. This lecture will examine the influence of Japanese architecture on the construction of the camp, the Pruyn family of Albany, and the history of the use of Camp Santanoni. This lecture is open to the public and included with museum admission. The Albany Institute library collections house the private papers of Robert Hewson Pruyn (1815-1882), the second Minister sent >>More


Thursday, March 8, 2018

St Lawrence Co Klan History Talk March 15th

Author and historian Bryan Thompson will speak on a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan that was active in St. Lawrence County in the 1920s at the next Brown Bag Lunch Series at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association in Canton, NY, on Thursday, March 15th at noon. Local KKK members held rallies and cross burnings in many towns and hamlets in St. Lawrence County, where they targeted communities of African-Americans, Jews, and Catholics. Bryan Thompson, a seventh generation St. Lawrence County native, is the municipal historian for the town of DeKalb. While deputy and town historian, he received the >>More


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Adirondack Uranium Rush (Part 3)

Under the newly formed Mohawk Mining Company (MMC), the trio of George McDonnell, Lewis Lavery, and Robert Zullo had high hopes of successfully developing uranium deposits they discovered near Batchellerville in Saratoga County. Plans were made for radiometric surveys of the sites, and they began pumping water from two feldspar quarries to examine the deeper rock for additional specimens. Tests were also planned on old piles of mine tailings that caused Geiger counters to react. The Albany Times-Union reported that many specimens from the site had “an astonishingly high degree of radioactivity,” and that “The State Geological Survey and the >>More


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Adirondack Folk School 2018 Catalog Issued

The Adirondack Folk School’s 2018 Course Catalogs are now available around the region in public libraries and many stores and businesses. The nonprofit school in Lake Luzerne hosted its first class in 2010. Year round it offers more than 200 classes, such as the popular “Build a Wee Lassie Canoe,” in which students spend 11 days building their own lightweight, cedar canoe. Returning to teach four class sessions in June is the renowned Russian artisan and scholar Vladimir Yarish, author of Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark, considered the definitive guide to the birch bark weaving tradition. Yarish supplies all the >>More


Monday, March 5, 2018

2018 Adirondacks Watercolor Exhibition Call for Entries

View, a multi-media arts center in Old Forge, has announced they are seeking artists working in all forms of watermedia for the 2018 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. Each year, artists compete to receive over $14,000 in prizes and awards. The exhibition is open to artists working in transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, and ink. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia. Collage and works previously exhibited at View are not eligible for submission. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $40 for guests and $30 for View members, >>More


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Old Forge Arts Center Offering Summer 2018 Internships

View, the non-profit multi-arts venue in Old Forge, has announced they are offering summer internships to college students and recent graduates. View interns are expected to receive hands-on practical training in arts programming and day-to-day operations while working with a small staff and volunteers. Interns may assist in more than one area depending on their abilities and interests, but are designated to specific roles, such as Exhibitions Assistant, Workshop Assistant, Performance Assistant, Marketing and Media Assistant, and Event and Benefits Assistant. Responsibilities will include assisting with benefits and fundraisers, preparation and distribution of promotional materials, exhibition installation and take down, >>More


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Adirondack Rush of ’49: Searching For Uranium

After the big news of a possible uranium ore bed near Plattsburgh failed to pan out in early 1949, the search for ore continued locally and nationally. Many magazines, including Life (“The Uranium Rush”) and Popular Mechanics (“The ’49 Uranium Rush”) featured stories on the phenomenon that was sweeping the country. The coincidence of timing — the 100th anniversary of the 1849 California gold rush — made for enticing newspaper headlines as well. No finds in New York appeared likely to pan out until spring 1954, when 34 notices of discovery were filed on more than a thousand acres of >>More




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