Natural History Events On Path Through History Weekends

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Event registration for the June Path Through History Weekend is now underway. Natural history events will be held around the state on June 17-18.

On June 17-18, Hiking Steepletop will allow visitors an expanded view of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Steepletop”. The tour includes selections of Millay’s nature poetry, much of it inspired at Steepletop and historic photos of the property. Explore areas of the property not included in the regular House or Grounds & Gardens tours. The hike will travel through the forest and the fields, through uneven terrain. Wear attire appropriate for hiking. Meet at Tamarack Cottage Visitors Center in Austerlitz 15 minutes before the hike begins. The hike will take place from 10 am to noon. Admission is $25, reservations recommended.

wild centers wild walkOn June 17-18, The Wild Center in Tupper Lake will host indoor and outdoor experiences, titled Explore the Natural History of the Adirondacks. Explore The Wild Center and its new Wild Walk-an elevated trail across the Adirondack treetops. Find new ways to connect with nature through outdoor experiences like iForest and guided canoe and stand up paddleboard trips, and explore a 54,000-square-foot museum with live animals and hands-on everything. Events will be held from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is free for members or with paid admission.

Understanding the Landscape of Upstate through the Hudson River SchoolOn June 17, the Bundy Museum of History and Art in Binghamton will host Understanding the Landscape of Upstate through the Hudson River School. The Hudson River School was an American artistic movement of the mid-nineteenth century.This group of artists embodied the spirit of the United States through landscape painting. Heavily influenced by Romanticism, these painters captured the complexities of nature through depictions of the Catskills, Adirondacks, White Mountains, New England, the American West, South America, and the Southern Tier. The paintings in this show derive from a local private collection and the show includes works by Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910), John Frederick Kensett (1816-1872), Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892), Jervis McEntee (1828-1891), Benjamin Champney (1817-1907). This event will take place from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is $7 general / $5 students and seniors, 10 & under free.

Eleanor's WalkOn June 17, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park will host Nature Journaling 101. Participants will learn writing and drawing exercises while exploring the 1 mile loop trail, Eleanor’s Walk. They will also receive additional activity ideas and decorate the cover of their journal to take home. Exploration will include reading some of Eleanor’s writings and considering the question, “Where do human rights begin?” This program is designed for youth ages 9-12 and their families, but all ages are welcome. The walk will take place from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Admission is free for program and grounds, fee for house tour.

To register an event for Path Through History Weekends, click here.

Photos from above: Steepletop; The Wild Center’s Wild Walk; Understanding the Landscape of Upstate through the Hudson River School; and Eleanor’s Walk, provided.

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