Lecture and Concert Series

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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Hell and High Water: New York’s Response to the Challenge of Climate Change

Hell and High Water: New York’s Response to the Challenge of Climate Change

Mark Lowery New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Policy Analyst February 6, 2019 1:00 p.m. Reamer Auditorium on the Union College Campus This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or registration necessary. Lunch will be served.   The fall of 2018 brought the release of three important climate change reports: the Fourth National Climate Assessment, the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, and the Emissions Gap Report 2018. Taken together, these reports provide the strongest warnings yet that failure to achieve rapid and significant reductions of...

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Adirondack Fish Stories

Adirondack Fish Stories

UCALL and the Kelly Adirondack Center present Lisa Holst   Rare Fish Unit Leader in the Bureau of Fisheries at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation     Wednesday, May 1, 2019   in Reamer Auditorium, Union College Campus   5:30 p.m. Presentation, Refreshments from 5:00 p.m.   This event is free and open to the public.     Join us for a brief history of the fish communities of the Adirondacks, including the history of degradation that shaped the Adirondack Park Preserve. Holst will briefly touch on effects of acid rain and invasive...

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Colvin: Hero to the North Woods

Colvin: Hero to the North Woods

with filmmaker Bill Killon     January 24, 2019 at the Kelly Adirondack Center Film at 7:00 Refreshments from 6:30 This event is free and open to the public.   This documentary film tells the story of Verplanck Colvin, the father of the Adirondack Park. Colvin explored, surveyed, and mapped the northern reaches of upstate New York from 1872 to 1900. To protect the forest and watersheds, at a time when the idea of conservation was only in its infancy, he proposed a state park for the Adirondack region of New York...

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White-nose Syndrome, the darkest of nights for New York bats

White-nose Syndrome, the darkest of nights for New York bats

Presented by the Kelly Adirondack Center and UCALL     Reamer Auditorium Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:30 p.m. Lecture, Refreshments from 5:00 p.m. Free and Open to the Public   Join Alan Hicks, retired bat biologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as he discusses the history of bat research and management in New York. Revisit the bright future of these interesting creatures in the state prior to the appearance of the disease White-nose Syndrome, and the subsequent crash that took common and secure species to endangered status in less than a...

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