Exhibitions

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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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

We’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of   Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks   with an exhibit and lecture by Murray’s great great grandson and Union alum Randall Beach   Exhibit opening, lecture, and Murray’s Fools Distilling Co. tasting January 31, 2019 7:00 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center   This event is free and open to the public.   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...

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The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners

The 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Winners Exhibit Sponsored by Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, Audubon Society of the Capital Region, and the Kelly Adirondack Center   12 award winning photographs from the 2017 Audubon photography contest and two reprints from the Schaffer Library Audubon Birds of America double elephant folio are on exhibit at the Kelly Adirondack Center April 12 through May 3, 2018.   Events Exhibit Opening– Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please note the change in time. Live bird demonstrations and refreshments at the Kelly Adirondack...

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The Summits of Forests: The High Peaks Photography of Kay Flickinger and Books of Grace Hudowalski

The Summits of Forests: The High Peaks Photography of Kay Flickinger and Books of Grace Hudowalski

Rocky Peak Ridge October, 1946 May 18 through November 30, 2018   The Kelly Adirondack Center will offer special weekend hours Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.   This exhibit and event are free and open to the public.     Twenty people attended the first meeting of the 46ers in 1948 electing Grace Hudowalski (#9) as president and Kay Flickinger(#41) as secretary. This exhibit lends a glimpse into the High Peaks of the 1940s and 50s. The photographs are taken from the Kay Flickinger Dockstader Collection at the Adirondack...

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Exhibit: The High Peaks Photography of Manny Palacios

Exhibit: The High Peaks Photography of Manny Palacios

The High Peaks Photography of Manny Palacios January 23 through April 6, 2018 at The Kelly Adirondack Center Meet the Photographer Night April 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.   Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday This event is free and open to the public.   Preview select images at...

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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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