The Forest Preserve, Snowmobile Trails, and the NY Constitution

with Adirondack historian, Phil Terrie and Protect the Adirondacks Executive Director,  Peter Bauer Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:00 p.m.   In a resounding victory for wilderness, the New York Court of Appeals recently issued a historic decision on the construction of snowmobile trails in the Forest Preserve. Established by the New York legislature in 1885 […]

Conversations Around Social Justice in the Adirondacks

A Zoom Webinar Series The Lived Experience April 15, 5:30 P.M. Dr. Alice Green and Brenda Valentine Moderated by Prof. Becky Cortez Half a century of Adirondack lived experience: two Park residents reflect and share about systemic racism and structural oppression growing up and living in the Park, from the 1950s to today. Dr. Alice […]

The Winter Photography of John S. Apperson

These images are made available through the generosity of the Apperson family, Apperson’s Associates, and Protect the Adirondacks. The people and policies of New York State were just beginning to define what an Adirondack Park would look like in the early 20th century. This exhibit of John S. Apperson’s winter photography highlighted his vision of […]

Anne LaBastille: Trailblazer and Hell Raiser

The Kelly Adirondack Center and UCALL present a virtual Zoom webinar: Anne LaBastille: Trailblazer and Hell Raiser with Leslie Surprenant February 18, 2021 7:00 p.m.   Explore the life and legacy of Adirondack “Woodswoman,” author, and internationally recognized conservationist, Anne LaBastille, PhD.  This biographical slideshow tribute by Anne’s longtime friend and estate executor, Leslie Surprenant, […]

About the Great Backyard Bird Count

Curious about the Great Backyard Bird Count?   Join us Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. for a small group Zoom discussion with John Loz, Southern Adirondack Audubon President and Chair of the Board of Audubon of New York State Council of Chapters. Each February, birders and non-birders alike contribute to citizen science by […]

Image: water flowing over the dam

Kelly Adirondack Center Newsletter

The Fall Newsletter, below, shares details of our recent programs, acquisitions, and projects. In lieu of in-person activities, we are planning an exciting slate of virtual winter and spring events. Monitor the KAC website and Facebook page for details. Meantime, our grounds, along with the adjacent Reist Bird Sanctuary, remain available for your (safe) outdoor […]

Summer Research Fellows’ Presentations

Kelly Adirondack Center Summer Research Fellows’ Online Presentations   Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m.   The recording of this event is available through this link. Jacob Abbot will demo his online StoryMap tool for navigating the history of dams in the Adirondacks. He uses entries from The Adirondack Chronology along with historic maps from […]