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THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE STORED AND PRESERVED AS PART OF THE MISSION OF AHM

 

ADIRONDACK

HISTORY

MUSEUM

7590 Court Street

PO Box 428

Elizabethtown, NY 12932

518.873.6466

 

Hours:

Memorial Day Weekend to

Columbus Day

Weekend

Wed-Sat 10-4

Sun 12-4

 

Admission:

Adult $7

Seniors $5

Students $3

Children 6 and

under are free

 

2022 LECTURE & FILM SERIES

WINGED MIGRATION

June 23, 7PM

Film Showing

This award-winning film - shot over the course of three years with filming on all seven continents - explores the phenomenal journeys of migratory birds across the globe. A feast for the eyes in which viewers are treated to breathtaking footage of the adventures of thousands of avian protagonists as they face adversity on their migratory travels. Directed by Jacques Perrin, Michel Debats and Jacques Perrin, 2001, 85 mins.

 

 

STEAMBOATS, FANCY HOTELS, & THE GILDED AGE

June 30, 7PM

RJ POTTER

A rare historical photo tour-lecture through the lens of time of the extraordinary Lake Placid playground during the opulent Gilded Age (1879-1919), the early pioneers, stage lines, popular steam and tour boats, the railroads and magnificent grand hotels.

 

 

Randi Renate Artist Talk

July 3, 7PM

Randi Renate

 

 

MONKEY TRIAL

JULY 7, 7PM

Film Showing

Monkey Trial follows one of the most famous legal battles of the 20th century - the trial of John Scopes for violating a Tennessee law forbidding the teaching of evolution in public schools. It is a film that pits scientific discovery against religious fervor. It's about a moment in history when two men faced each other across a courtroom, each trembling with rage, each attacking the faith of the other. The clash symbolized a new fault line in American culture - a time when scientific advances began to challenge the bedrock of truth that the Bible represented to so many people. Directed and produced by Christine Lesiak and Co-Producer and Director, Anne Mumgaard for American Experience, PBS, 2002, 90 mins.

 

 

SWIM FOR THE RIVER

July 21, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

Christopher Swain braved whitewater, sewage, snapping turtles, hydroelectric dams, homeland security patrols, factory outfalls, and PCB contamination to become the first person to swim the entire length of the Hudson River from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City. Swain's remarkable feat links together stories of the river and the people who are fighting to protect it. Directed by Tom Weidlinger, 2006, 56 mins

 

 

AMERICA’S VICTORIA

July 28, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

This film is a chronicle of the life of one of the most important and unrecognized women in US history, the first woman to run for President in the U.S. Woodhull was born in 1838 and lived long enough to see the passage of the 19th amendment. Although she was a radical suffragist, she refused to restrict her Presidential campaign to the issue of women’s suffrage. Instead, she advocated a single sexual standard for men and women, legalization of prostitution, and reform of marriage. Directed by Victoria Lynn Weston, written by Victoria Lynn Weston and Michael Williams, 1998, 57 mins.

 

 

Emma Goldman

August 11, 7PM

Film Showing

This documentary traces the life of Russian emigrant Emma Goldman, who for nearly half a century, was the most controversial woman in America. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech. Written, Produced, and Directed by Mel Bucklin, 2004, 60 mins

 

 

Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore

August 18, 7PM

Marty Podschotch

New York State lost tens of thousands of acres of woodland to devastating forest fires in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In response, the state placed fire observers on prominent peaks. The first stations were crudely-built log platforms, but these were eventually replaced by high steel towers. Podscotch highlights the history and stories of the towers, as well as the observers who supervised them.

 

 

The Big Burn

August 25, 7PM

Film Showing

In the summer of 1910, the largest wildfire in American history devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies and took the lives of 78 firefighters. The fledgling U.S. Forest Service was confronted with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation’s fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond. Directed by Stephen Ives and narrated by Oliver Platt, 2014, 54 mins.

 

 

Forest Fires of the Adirondacks

September 1, 7PM

Sharp Swan

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fires raged out of control in many of New York State’s vast wooded areas. Two "great fires" in 1903 and 1908 charred almost 1 million acres of Adirondack forest, and because of public outcry for protection from the devastation, measures were established to prevent and detect fires, eliminating the scale of destruction that occurred in the Adirondacks a hundred years ago.

 

2022 EXHIBITS

 

1922 CENTENNIAL - EVOLUTION OF THE ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS

2022 marks the centennial of three historic events that ignited public interest in exploring the Adirondack wilderness and climbing the “46” high peaks: the formation of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), the publication of Robert Marshall’s “High Peaks of the Adirondacks,” and Grace Hudowalski’s first 46er ascent of Mount Marcy. Our new exhibit, 1922 CENTENNIAL - EVOLUTION OF THE ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS, will feature this significant year in Adirondack history and its effect on recreation, development, and stewardship in the High Peaks.

 

PAUL MATTHEWS ~ AN ADIRONDACK ARTIST

The Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of an extraordinary artist – Paul Matthews (1933-2019). Matthews was a complicated artist. Sometimes an expressionist, sometimes a realist, he veered across conventional categories at will, switching back and forth from luminous portraiture to macabre narrative, and from mythological erotica to Fauve collage. In his Keene studio, all these different modes were in play. But over time, the Adirondack landscape around him began to feature more and more centrally in his work. Curated by Frissie Reed, this exhibit features a selection of Matthews’ stunning landscapes and portraits.

 

AFTER THE VOTE: THE “NEW WOMAN” OF THE 1920S

This is an addition to our Adirondack Suffragists exhibit. The display explores the new generation of independent women and the cultural shift in the decade after women won the right to vote. The Flapper was born - a “new breed” of energetic, young women who changed feminine style drastically and pushed barriers in economic, political, and sexual freedom.

 

Adirondack Fire Towers

In recognition of the museum fire tower turning 100 years old, this exhibit explores the history of fires in the High Peaks and the fire detection network that developed as a response. The exhibit features a climbable fire tower - a combination of two towers that were removed from their original sites (Kempshall and West Mountains) and reconstructed for visitor use.

 

Gone Fishin’ ~ A History of Fishing in the Adirondacks

With more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Adirondacks have drawn anglers to the region for hundreds of years. From the first visitations and settlements of Native Americans, to the annual sojourn of tourists and fishing enthusiasts, to satisfying the food and recreational needs of residents, fishing has always played a vital role in the economy and culture of the Adirondacks. In our newest exhibit, we explore the history of fishing in the Adirondack Mountains from the pre-Colonial era to the present -- with a special emphasis on Essex County — focusing on the natural and human transformation of Adirondack lake, river, and stream fisheries as well as the science, art, and traditions of sport fishing in the region.

 

 

CALENDAR

MUSEUM OPENS May 28, 2022

 

 

Annual Membership Meeting

        May 12, 4PM

 

 

Antique & Classic Car Show

        June 11, 10AM - 2PM

 

 

Gallery Celebration

        July 15, 5PM

 

 

1922 Centennial Celebration

        August 6, 9:30AM – 6PM

 

 

Museum Closes

        October 8

 

 

Historian’s Day

        October 12, 10AM

 

 

Online Fundraising Auction

        November 25 - December 4

 

 

    MEETING REMINDER:

 ANTIQUE CAR SHOW JUNE 11

ADIRONDACK HISTORY MUSEUM

7590 COURT STREET, PO BOX 428

ELIZABETHTOWN, NY 12932

 

(518) 873-6466

 

echs@adkhistorymuseum.org

 

MUSEUM HOURS

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

TO COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY 10 AM – 4 PM

SUNDAY 12 PM – 4 PM

 

ADMISSION

ADULT $7     SENIORS $5     STUDENTS $3

CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER GET IN FREE

 

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF:

ADIRONDACK HISTORY MUSEUM

7590 Court Street

PO Box 428

Elizabethtown, NY 12932

518.873.6466

 

Hours:

Memorial Day Weekend to

Columbus Day Weekend

Wed-Sat 10-4

Sun 12-4

 

Admission:

Adult $7

Seniors $5

Students $3

Children 6 and

under are free

 

2022 EXHIBITS

 

1922 CENTENNIAL - EVOLUTION OF THE ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS

2022 marks the centennial of three historic events that ignited public interest in exploring the Adirondack wilderness and climbing the “46” high peaks: the formation of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), the publication of Robert Marshall’s “High Peaks of the Adirondacks,” and Grace Hudowalski’s first 46er ascent of Mount Marcy. Our new exhibit, 1922 CENTENNIAL - EVOLUTION OF THE ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS, will feature this significant year in Adirondack history and its effect on recreation, development, and stewardship in the High Peaks.

 

PAUL MATTHEWS ~ AN ADIRONDACK ARTIST

The Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of an extraordinary artist – Paul Matthews (1933-2019). Matthews was a complicated artist. Sometimes an expressionist, sometimes a realist, he veered across conventional categories at will, switching back and forth from luminous portraiture to macabre narrative, and from mythological erotica to Fauve collage. In his Keene studio, all these different modes were in play. But over time, the Adirondack landscape around him began to feature more and more centrally in his work. Curated by Frissie Reed, this exhibit features a selection of Matthews’ stunning landscapes and portraits.

 

AFTER THE VOTE: THE “NEW WOMAN” OF THE 1920S

This is an addition to our Adirondack Suffragists exhibit. The display explores the new generation of independent women and the cultural shift in the decade after women won the right to vote. The Flapper was born - a “new breed” of energetic, young women who changed feminine style drastically and pushed barriers in economic, political, and sexual freedom.

 

Adirondack Fire Towers

In recognition of the museum fire tower turning 100 years old, this exhibit explores the history of fires in the High Peaks and the fire detection network that developed as a response. The exhibit features a climbable fire tower - a combination of two towers that were removed from their original sites (Kempshall and West Mountains) and reconstructed for visitor use.

 

Gone Fishin’ ~ A History of Fishing in the Adirondacks

With more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Adirondacks have drawn anglers to the region for hundreds of years. From the first visitations and settlements of Native Americans, to the annual sojourn of tourists and fishing enthusiasts, to satisfying the food and recreational needs of residents, fishing has always played a vital role in the economy and culture of the Adirondacks. In our newest exhibit, we explore the history of fishing in the Adirondack Mountains from the pre-Colonial era to the present -- with a special emphasis on Essex County — focusing on the natural and human transformation of Adirondack lake, river, and stream fisheries as well as the science, art, and traditions of sport fishing in the region.

 

 

Annual Membership Meeting

        May 12, 4PM

 

 

CALENDAR

MUSEUM OPENS May 28, 2022

 

 

Antique & Classic Car Show

        June 11, 10AM - 2PM

 

 

Gallery Celebration

        July 15, 5PM

 

 

1922 Centennial Celebration

        August 6, 9:30AM – 6PM

 

 

Museum Closes

        October 8

 

 

Historian’s Day

        October 12, 10AM

 

 

Online Fundraising Auction

        November 25 - December 4