Lecture and Concert Series

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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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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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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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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