DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

 

LAKE CHAMPLAIN QUADRICENTENNIAL 1609-2009

The online publication featuring the 2009 Quad celebrations in Lake Champlain communities with photographs by Jack LaDuke is now available. The Essex County Historical Society has archived the photos and created the online publication of Essex County photographs through a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program. The public also is welcome to contribute their own photographs from the Quad to the site.

champlain400th.omeka.net

 

1909 LAKE CHAMPLAIN TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION ALBUM

Photo Album of Louis E. Shattuck

Collection of Essex County Historical Society

Presented by the Northern New York Library Network Digital History Project

nyheritage.nnyln.net

 

ESSEX COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: MINING COLLECTION

Collection of Essex County Historical Society

Presented by the Northern New York Library Network Digital History Project

nyheritage.nnyln.net

 

 

DIGITAL EXHIBITS and EDUCATION PROGRAMS

https://ahmexhibits.omeka.net/exhibits

 

Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks

The accomplishments of Adirondack women have remained unknown and unsung for too long. The region’s history is largely defined by the masculine experience - tales of loggers, hermits, guides, robber barons, and surveyors fill the pages of travel guides and history books. Women tended to leave little record of their lives; thus, their stories have been overlooked. This exhibit, curated by Sandra Weber in 2005, presents accounts of 25 remarkable Adirondack women.

 

On the Trail of John Brown: What Mary Brown Saw

This self-guided tour is based upon what Mary Brown saw as the 1859 funeral cortege

of John Brown, the abolitionist, traveled from the train depot in Vergennes, Vermont to the family farm in North Elba, New York. Of particular note are the sites relevant to the life of John Brown, the anti-slavery movement, and/or sites mentioned by members of the

funeral cortege.

 

Dreaming of Timbuctoo

The Dreaming of Timbuctoo education program tells the story of 19th century philanthropist and reformer Gerrit Smith’s efforts to deed a large swath of Adirondack wilderness to African American pioneers. Aimed toward High School level learning, the narrative and lesson plans encourage participants to consider themes of prejudice and personal bias within the framework of the settlement’s history.

 

North County Heritage

This Education Program package was created for NYS fourth grade curriculum and offers an excellent opportunity for our younger members and elementary students to engage with architecture and design. It explores concepts of shape, structure, design, community and local history.

 

Women of the Past

Women Of the Past Education Program uses performance art, historical timeline, poetry, speeches, and activities to better understand a woman's life in an Adirondack historical context. The program was created for an elementary aged audience to learn about the lives of Jeanne Robert Foster, Sarah Kellogg Livingston and Inez Milholland in a dynamic way.

 

Living Off the Land

This Education Program was designed for use in teaching local history and heritage at the middle and secondary levels. While it is especially useful for social studies classes focusing on New York State history, it is relevant to teachers in other academic areas, as well. The package includes lesson plans, learning activities and addition resources.

 

Off the Page

Off the Page Education Program is geared towards High School students and uses performance art, stories of everyday life, activities, and dramatic production to better connect literature with Adirondack history and heritage.

 

 

 

 

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

TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10 AM – 4 PM

SUNDAY 12 AM – 4 PM

 

ADMISSION

ADULT $5     SENIORS $4     STUDENTS $2

CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER GET IN FREE

 

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF: