Past Events

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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2019 Spring Newsletter

2019 Spring Newsletter

We’re excited to share our success from this academic year including overflow crowds at programs, greater student engagement, and an update on work in the Adirondack Research Library collections.  

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Defending a Changing Landscape: A History of Forest Rangers in New York State

Defending a Changing Landscape: A History of Forest Rangers in New York State

Exhibit May 23, 2019 – September 20, 2019 The Kelly Adirondack Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In many ways Forest Ranger history mirrors the history of conservation in New York State. Since the establishment of Fire Wardens in 1885, the evolution of priorities and circumstances for both public and private land use has shaped the role of the Forest Ranger Force. The decrease in forest fires due to safer logging practices along with trends in recreation and technological developments have expanded the work of Rangers statewide. Each year,...

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ReUnion Weekend Open House

ReUnion Weekend Open House

Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. free and open to the public   Now on exhibit 150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the...

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Blacks in the Adirondacks with Author Sally Svenson

Blacks in the Adirondacks with Author Sally Svenson

  Band at a Lake George Hotel, 1890s, J. A. Thatcher, courtesy of Historical Society of the Town of Bolton 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 primarily white. But there were black residents in the region during the one hundred years she examined between 1850 and 1950: farmers...

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