Events to Celebrate Adirondack Women’s History


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image001(8)Celebrate Women’s History Month on March 21 and 22 with a program of stories and music by acclaimed Adirondack singer-songwriter Peggy Lynn and author/performer Sandra Weber.

On Friday, March 21 at 7:00 pm Peggy and Sandra perform at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall. On Saturday, March 22 at 6:30 pm at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts there is a reception to benefit the Adirondack History Center Museum followed by a performance at 7:30 pm. The Wild Spirits: Songs and Stories of Remarkable Adirondack Women program highlights the contributions and journeys of famous (and not so famous) women of the Adirondacks.

Sandra and Peggy have developed the program to tell the stories of women’s significant contributions to Adirondack communities and their heritage. In 2004, Sandra and Peggy wrote a book called Breaking Trail: Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks to tell the stories of women from across time, across the region, and with widely varied interests and achievements. Sandra and Peggy have developed the program in conjunction with their book. In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the book and program, Sandra and Peggy are working on Breaking Trail, Volume 2.

For more information about the March 21 concert at the Grange Hall visit their website, call (518) 963-4170, or e-mail ghall@westelcom.com. The Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg, NY 12936

For information about the reception and concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, contact the Adirondack History Center Museum at 518-873-6466 or email echs@adkhistorycenter.org. Tickets for the LPCA performance can be purchased online at any time, or by calling 518-523-2512 Tuesday through Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm and one hour before the concert. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is located at 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

This essay is part of The New York History Blog’s project to highlight the history of women in New York State for Women’s History Month. Have a story to contribute? Find out how.

One thought on “Events to Celebrate Adirondack Women’s History

  1. Tisha Dolton

    This looks like a great event. I have Peggy’s CD about Adirondack Women. I think my favorite is the one about Suffragist Inez Milholland. Both Peggy & Sandra are wonderful performers & very knowledgeable on this subject.

    (On a side note- the Houdini digitization link is no longer valid.)

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