150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

We’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of

 

Adventures in the Wilderness;

or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

 

with an exhibit and lecture by Murray’s great great grandson

and Union alum Randall Beach

 

Exhibit opening, lecture,

and Murray’s Fools Distilling Co. tasting

January 31, 2019

7:00 p.m.

at the Kelly Adirondack Center

 

This event is free and open to the public.

 

In 1869 William H. H. Murray published a book containing a series of articles on the merits of camping in the wilderness of the Adirondacks. His combination of practical advice and fantastic stories would encourage thousands of urbanites to seek both rest and adventure in the woods and on the waters of the Adirondacks. The success of this book led to others and a lecture tour that reached tens of thousands of attendees over five years.

This exhibit includes paintings, prints, glass slides, and drawings of Murray’s. Also on display are Murray’s desk and ephemera from his life and travels.

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