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2019 Fall Newsletter

2019 Fall Newsletter

2019 Fall Newsletter Welcome to the fall newsletter. It is a beautiful time of year, both here at the Kelly Adirondack Center and in the Adirondacks. If you have not been to the center recently, I encourage you to stop by and enjoy drawings by Walter Hatke. “What Came Home: Works on Paper from Hikes in the Mountains,” accompanied by Jordan Smith’s poetry, will be on exhibit through April. You can get a preview of the work on the KAC...

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Homecoming Weekend Open House

Homecoming Weekend Open House

  Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.     Union students on the Adirondack Mini-term The Kelly Adirondack Center will be hosting an Open House on October 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students from this summer’s Adirondack Mini-term course “A Peopled Wilderness” will share their experiences and findings. Birch Bark, 2016 Visit our exhibit of the work of Professor Emeritus Walter Hatke. “What Came Home.” Hatke has produced still life illustrations of objects observed during hikes in the mountains....

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Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition

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 east of the Mississippi River. Sixty percent of the region’s lands are constitutionally protected as “forever wild” and these lands include vast forests, hundreds of mountains, thousands of lakes and ponds, and miles of wild and...

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Industry in the Mountains: The Tahawus Mine in Adirondack History

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   STACK AT THE ‘NEW’FURNACE, CA. 1900. Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service [Public Domain], via WikiCommons Wednesday, November 13 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 ruins of a blast furnace beside the road into Upper Works. What was this huge pile of...

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2019 Summer Research Fellows’ Presentations

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 summer Carlos Piedad and Claire Hadelman have worked with faculty to explore the Adirondack Research Library’s collections and connections and to build a deeper understanding of social, political, environmental, and economic connections in the...

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Falling for the Adirondacks: Autumn Photography with Manuel Palacios

Falling for the Adirondacks: Autumn Photography with Manuel Palacios

Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:00 p.m. Reamer Auditorium   Manny is a local freelance outdoor photographer. He has spent countless days and nights wandering around and basking in the beauty of the Adirondack State Park in New York. For him, landscape photography is not just a means for documenting moments, but rather a way to feel and artistically interpret landscapes. He is fascinated with night, twilight and astrophotography, and he is constantly pushing photography to its technical limits. “The reason I love landscape photography is that a landscape is an inviting living space....

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