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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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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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Herpetofauna of the Adirondacks

Herpetofauna of the Adirondacks

The Kelly Adirondack Center and UCALL present:   Alvin Breisch NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Fish and Wildlife (retired)   Illustration by wildlife artist, Matt Patterson   April 11, 2019 in Reamer Auditorium on the Union College Campus lecture at 5:30 p.m. refreshments from 5:00 p.m.   This event is free and open to the public.   Forty species of amphibians and reptiles, collectively known as herpetofauna or herps, have been reported from the Adirondacks since the explorations by naturalist in the early 1800s. For those who want to...

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150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

Exhibit   Adirondack Adventures   January 31- May 14, 2019 at the Kelly Adirondack Center   The Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.       In 1869 William H. H. Murray published a book containing a series of articles on the merits of camping in the wilderness of the Adirondacks. His combination of practical advice and fantastic stories would encourage thousands of urbanites to seek both rest and adventure in the woods and on the waters of the Adirondacks. The success of this book led to others and a lecture tour that reached tens of...

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Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga

Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga

with filmmakers Lauren Roberts and Jason Kemper   January 30, 2019 Film at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments from 5:00 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center This event is free and open to the public.   Nestled in the southern foothills of the majestic Adirondack Mountains is the Great Sacandaga Lake, the largest man-made body of water in New York State. This is the story of how the people of the Sacandaga Valley had to sacrifice their homes, their farms and their livelihoods for the greater good. It is a story of heartbreak, rebirth and a remarkable engineering project in its own right. When...

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