Past Events

Through Native Eyes: Adirondack History, Stories, and Music

Through Native Eyes: Adirondack History, Stories, and Music

October 19, 2017, 5:30, Reamer Auditorium, This program mixes traditional Native American history and stories of the Northeast and Adirondack Region with drum songs and flute music. Joseph Bruchac is a writer and traditional storyteller who lives in the Adirondack Mountains Region of Northern New York in the house he was raised in by his grandparents. Founder and Executive Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and the Greenfield Literary Press. Much of his writing draws on his Abenaki Indian Ancestry....

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“Pioneering Peak-bagger Bob Marshall” with Phil Brown

“Pioneering Peak-bagger Bob Marshall” with Phil Brown

When Bob and George Marshall began their quest to become the first to conquer New York’s highest peaks with Herb Clark almost a century ago, they never could have imagined that in the next 100 years over 10,000 hikers would literally follow in their footsteps. Join us as Phil Brown shares his thoughts on the life and philosophy of this great champion of Wilderness. Phil Brown is the longtime editor of the Adirondack Explorer, a nonprofit newsmagazine with a focus on outdoor recreation and environmental protection. He is also the editor of Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks: Writings of a...

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Parts but Little Known

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“Fashionable Twaddle” – William H.H. Murray, the Adirondacks, and America’s First Camping Controversy

“Fashionable Twaddle” – William H.H. Murray, the Adirondacks, and America’s First Camping Controversy

Tuesday, August 8 at 5 p.m. | Kelly Adirondack Center |  In April 1869, William H.H. Murray published his most famous book: Adventures in the Wilderness; Or, Camp-life in the Adirondacks. The beginning of recreational camping in America, it was the first book to tell Americans that camping was a form of leisure where one could escape the worst aspects of modern urban life to find refreshment and renewal. Young will give an illustrated talk about the man, his book, Murray’s Rush, and the several disputes spawned by this flood of new campers. Terence Young is a professor in the Department of...

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“Parts but Little Known: Maps of the Adirondacks from 1556”

“Parts but Little Known: Maps of the Adirondacks from 1556”

The Adirondacks weren’t always on the map. In a 1756 British map drawn for troops in the French and Indian War, the region is conspicuously absent. In its place, the cartographer scrawled these words: “This Country by means of Mountains, Swamps and Drowned Lands is impassable and uninhabited.” Many later maps omitted all but the eastern side of the Adirondacks, where Lake Champlain and Lake George were used as routes for invasion and trade. Over time, however, mapmakers began to realize the potential of the Adirondacks for timber, mining, transportation, recreation and tourism. By the...

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Adirondack Week 2017 Events

Adirondack Week 2017 Events

Check out the Adirondack Week events, May 15-20. Contact Caleb Northrop at northroc@union.edu with any questions....

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