Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, is set to bring artists, artisans, musicians, traditional crafters, and contemporary makers to the campus for its sixth annual Made in the Adirondacks North Country Fair on Saturday, July 20th from 10 am to 5 pm. [Read more…] about Adirondack Experience ‘Made in the Adirondacks’ Fair July 20th
The most popular genre by far on nighttime television through the 1960s? Westerns. While children were allowed to watch some of them, several shows specifically geared towards the younger set were shown on Saturday morning. Watching heroes — Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, and Zorro, three of the best — escape tense situations and catch bad guys was unforgettable.
Among the skills of any cowboy star (or stuntman stand-in) worth his salt were the hurried mounting and high-speed dismounting of horses (usually their own faithful steed, of course). It’s an impressive feat when you consider that horses are pretty high off the ground — which brings us to our main subject: how to get down off a horse. [Read more…] about Once Common Horse Blocks Weren’t Just for Horses and Carriages
After a decade of disuse, the 116-year-old National Historic Landmark on Eagle Island will again be a children’s summer camp. Eagle Island Camp is starting small and with two one-week sessions of day camp for 4th, 5th, or 6th graders.
Eagle Island Camp is a Great Camp designed by architect William Coulter that contains some of his most notable rustic work. The 30-acre island is located below Upper Saranac Lake’s narrows east of Gilpin Bay. The camp was built in 1903 for Levi P. Morton, U.S. Vice President under Benjamin Harrison and later Governor of New York. [Read more…] about Historic 1930s Girl Scout Camp Reopens to Campers
The Jeanne Robert Foster papers are available at The Adirondack Research Library of Union College. Jeanne Robert Foster (1879-1970), born Julia Elizabeth Oliver in the Adirondacks, had numerous vocations during her lifetime: fashion model, literary editor, poet, and social worker. During the 1920s, she became immersed in European literary and artistic circles, including a friendship with Irish poet William Butler Yeats.
The 1920s also saw her involvement in the Czech Nationalist Movement. The second half of her life was focused on social work in Schenectady, New York, culminating in an award from the Mayor of the city. In 1970, she was given an honorary degree from Union College and died shortly after. She is buried beside John Butler Yeats, father of William Butler Yeats, in Chestertown, Warren County. [Read more…] about Featured Records: The Jeanne Robert Foster Papers
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they have renamed the State Tree Nursery in Saratoga Springs the “Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery.” [Read more…] about NYS Tree Nursery Renamed For William Fox
The conference will is planned with historians and interested members of the public in mind. Topics will include preserving historic buildings, erecting historic markers, encouraging heritage tourism, safely preserving grave stones, and local genealogy. [Read more…] about Clinton County History Conference Set For Saturday
Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake is hosting Community Day brunch this Sunday, June 16, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The trails will be open to the public for hiking, with tours of the property and the historic buildings available from 10 am to 4 pm. [Read more…] about Great Camp Sagamore Community Day Set For Sunday
Megan Plete Postol is set to lead a discussion and book signing of her book, Southern Adirondacks Foothills Fishing, Hunting and Trapping (Images of America, 2019), on Saturday, June 29th, at 11 am at the Rome Historical Society.
The book features photographs of many Adirondack sportsmen and will be available for purchase. [Read more…] about Adk Foothills Fishing, Hunting And Trapping Talk in Rome
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park region, has opened nominations for its 2019 Preservation Awards.
For over 23 years, this annual awards program has recognized the sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic structures throughout the region, and highlighted individuals who have promoted historic preservation revitalization efforts in their communities. The awards honor the preservation work of organizations, municipalities, and individuals who make the Adirondack region a better place to live, work, and visit. [Read more…] about Adirondack Preservation Awards Nominations Sought
During the summer of 1974 women gathered for weekend retreats in Paradox, NY at the site of The Highland Community School. Seven bonded, pooled their resources, and bought an abandoned rustic resort on 23 acres of land in Athol, just northwest of Lake George in Warren County. [Read more…] about ‘A Woman’s Place’ (1974-1982) Adirondack Community Talk