Past Events

The Joys of Atlasing: Recording Now Available

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 to explore new areas and provides an intimate look into the daily lives of birds. Whether you are a beginner or advanced birder, this unique opportunity will strengthen your birdwatching skills while contributing valuable data to a large conservation-oriented project. This presentation was...

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2020 Spring Newsletter

2020 Spring Newsletter

2020 Spring Newsletter Welcome to the spring newsletter. Regrettably, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to suspend our public programming this spring. But that does not mean you cannot continue to enjoy the resources of the Kelly Adirondack Center and the Adirondack Research Library. Our website features ways to visit (or re-visit) past events that you may have missed, and opportunities to virtually explore some of the holdings of the library.  ...

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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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