2020 EVENTS

MUSEUM OPENING TBA

 

Annual Membership Meeting

TBA

 

Gallery Opening Reception

TBA

 

Member & Patron Reception/Fire Tower Celebration

TBA

 

Historians Day

TBA

 

Online Fundraising Auction

November 27 – December 6

 

2020 LECTURE and FILM SERIES

 

Live the Stream

TBA

Film Showing

Joe Humphreys, fly fishing legend and educator, continues to pass on the sport of fly fishing to anyone who wants to learn. This film follows Joe’s busy schedule for one year both on and off the stream: at his home, in his teachings, and on his never-ending quest for fish. Directed by Meigan Bell and Lucas Bell, 2018, 93 mins.

 

North Pole, NY

TBA

Film Showing

During the theme park heyday of the 1950s and 60s, the Adirondacks were home to dozens of parks. Only one remains, Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington, NY, founded in 1949 by entrepreneur Julian Reiss. North Pole, NY is a documentary following the park’s current struggles to survive changing cultural, technological and economic realities, while placing it in the larger context of the history and decline of American roadside attractions. Edited and Directed by Ali Cotterill, 2017, 69 mins.

 

Searching for Timbuctoo

TBA

Film Showing

An Adirondack History Museum film premier! In the mid-1800s, abolitionist and real estate baron Gerrit Smith devised a “scheme of justice and benevolence” that he hoped would provide refuge to black families. This film dramatizes the quest to reconstruct the nearly forgotten history of that refuge, the pre-Civil War Adirondack settlement of African American homesteaders known as “Timbuctoo.” Written, produced, and directed by Paul Miller - a University at Albany filmmaker, 2020, 1 hour.

 

Forest Fires of the Adirondacks

TBA

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.

 

She’s Beautiful When Angry

TBA

Film Showing

“A must-watch for feminists and non-feminists alike.” The film covers an important era in the US feminist movement. It’s a provocative, rousing, and often humorous account of the birth of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium. A film by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy, 2014, 92 mins.

 

Atlantic Salmon

TBA

Don Hay

A presentation on the Atlantic Salmon and its history in the Adirondack region.

 

Suffragists, Pacifists and Anarchists--Women Politicals of the Early 20th Century."

TBA

Linda Ford

Linda Ford will explore the rise of women's activism and dissenters in the World War I/Progressive era and especially the organizing work of militant suffragists – all in the context of the activities of other women militants of the period: WWI anti-war pacifists, anarchists like Emma Goldman, and labor activists in WWI.

 

Ausable River Roundtable

TBA

A roundtable discussion on the Ausable River eco-system and history of recreational and sport fishing.

 

Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore

TBA

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

TBA

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.

 

Emma Goldman

TBA

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 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:

2020 EVENTS

MUSEUM OPENING TBA

 

Annual Membership Meeting

TBA

 

Gallery Opening Reception

TBA

 

Member & Patron Reception/Fire Tower Celebration

TBA

 

Historians Day

TBA

 

Online Fundraising Auction

November 27 – December 6

 

2020 LECTURE and FILM SERIES

 

Live the Stream

TBA

Film Showing

Joe Humphreys, fly fishing legend and educator, continues to pass on the sport of fly fishing to anyone who wants to learn. This film follows Joe’s busy schedule for one year both on and off the stream: at his home, in his teachings, and on his never-ending quest for fish. Directed by Meigan Bell and Lucas Bell, 2018, 93 mins.

 

North Pole, NY

TBA

Film Showing

During the theme park heyday of the 1950s and 60s, the Adirondacks were home to dozens of parks. Only one remains, Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington, NY, founded in 1949 by entrepreneur Julian Reiss. North Pole, NY is a documentary following the park’s current struggles to survive changing cultural, technological and economic realities, while placing it in the larger context of the history and decline of American roadside attractions. Edited and Directed by Ali Cotterill, 2017, 69 mins.

 

Searching for Timbuctoo

TBA

Film Showing

An Adirondack History Museum film premier! In the mid-1800s, abolitionist and real estate baron Gerrit Smith devised a “scheme of justice and benevolence” that he hoped would provide refuge to black families. This film dramatizes the quest to reconstruct the nearly forgotten history of that refuge, the pre-Civil War Adirondack settlement of African American homesteaders known as “Timbuctoo.” Written, produced, and directed by Paul Miller - a University at Albany filmmaker, 2020, 1 hour.

 

Forest Fires of the Adirondacks

TBA

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.

 

She’s Beautiful When Angry

TBA

Film Showing

“A must-watch for feminists and non-feminists alike.” The film covers an important era in the US feminist movement. It’s a provocative, rousing, and often humorous account of the birth of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium. A film by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy, 2014, 92 mins.

 

Atlantic Salmon

TBA

Don Hay

A presentation on the Atlantic Salmon and its history in the Adirondack region.

 

Suffragists, Pacifists and Anarchists--Women Politicals of the Early 20th Century."

TBA

Linda Ford

Linda Ford will explore the rise of women's activism and dissenters in the World War I/Progressive era and especially the organizing work of militant suffragists – all in the context of the activities of other women militants of the period: WWI anti-war pacifists, anarchists like Emma Goldman, and labor activists in WWI.

 

Ausable River Roundtable

TBA

A roundtable discussion on the Ausable River eco-system and history of recreational and sport fishing.

 

Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore

TBA

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

TBA

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.

 

Emma Goldman

TBA

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.