The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier

with Amy Godine (recording below) April 25, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. refreshments from 5:00 p.m. Old Chapel This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. Amy Godine, author of The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier, speaks about the Black pioneers who came to the Adirondack […]

Searching for Timbuctoo Filmmaker Discussion

with filmmaker Paul Miller May 10, 2022 7:00 p.m. Zoom Webinar In 1846, in an effort to level a blow against racism, wealthy New York landowner and well-known abolitionist leader, Gerrit Smith, gave away 120,000 acres of wild land to nearly 3000 African-American men so that they could have the right to vote in the […]

Prisons, Environment, and Race in the Adirondack Park

with Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr. October 14, 2021 at 5:30 This Zoom program is free and open to the public. Since the 1840s, the Adirondack environment has proven a pivotal factor in the planning, construction, and operation of prisons in the North Country.  Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr. will analyze this phenomenon with a special focus on the […]

A Wild Idea: How The Environmental Movement Tamed The Adirondacks

with Brad Edmondson Thursday October 21, 2021 at 5:30 Reamer Auditorium, Union College Campus Masks are currently mandatory in all Union College buildings. (Reamer Campus Center is #45 on this Union College Map) This event is free and open to the public. Brad Edmondson’s new book is a lively account of how activists, politicians, and […]

Fall Photography in the Adirondacks and an Introduction to the Digital Darkroom with Manny Palacios

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. We are going to explore what makes fall photography so unique and inspiring and give some tips and tricks for how to edit your images using Lightroom.    

The Joys of Atlasing: Recording Now Available

It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State. The third atlas will take place from 2020-2025 and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state. Learn about the history of the atlas, the importance of atlas data, and how you can get involved. Atlasing is a great excuse […]

Industry in the Mountains: The Tahawus Mine in Adirondack History

  The Kelly Adirondack Center in collaboration with UCALL present Phil Terrie Professor Emeritus, Bowling Green University Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:30 p.m. lecture, refreshments from 5:00 p.m. Reamer Auditorium This event is free and open to the public.   Anyone who has approached the High Peaks from the south has driven past the imposing […]

Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition

The Kelly Adirondack Center and UCALL present   Steven Engelhart Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage   October 22, 2019 5:30 p.m. lecture, refreshments from 5:00 Reamer Auditorium This event is free and open to the public.   New York State’s Adirondack Park, a six-million-acre mixture of public and private lands, is the largest park […]

2019 Summer Research Fellows’ Presentations

at the Kelly Adirondack Center August 13, 2019 7:00 p.m.     Each summer, the Kelly Adirondack Center funds two summer fellowships. The goal of the program is to support students doing scholarly work on the Adirondacks under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. The range of inquiry supported is broad and ideally interdisciplinary. This […]

Blacks in the Adirondacks with Author Sally Svenson

  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Old Chapel, Union College Campus 5:30 Presentation, Refreshments from 5:00   When Sally Svenson mentioned to people during the several years that she was researching and writing about the history of blacks in the Adirondacks, the typical response was, “What blacks?” For, indeed, Adirondack inhabitants have been and still are […]