“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 […]

Private Property or Public Access?

March 16, 2017 | 5:30 pm | Old Chapel  With John Caffry In the mid-nineteenth century, the rivers of the state were declared public highways to allow their use for transportation of logs to market, regardless of whether they ran over public or private land.  This principle was “forgotten” beginning late in the century.  In […]

Modern Threats to Age-Old Waterways

April 13, 2017 | 5:30 pm | Old Chapel |  Dan Kelting, Executive Director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute Although the Adirondack Park has been likened to an island and thus somehow separate and insulated, today it is under threats from outside that seem inexorable.  In the late twentieth century it was acidic precipitation falling from the skies, […]

The Adirondacks: Refuge in a Warming World?

April 17, 2017 | 5:30 pm | Nott Memorial Bill McKibben, author, educator, and environmentalist In the era of climate change, chief threats to Adirondack communities – human and wild – are caused by forces outside the region. McKibben will address the Adirondacks and the region’s potential as a place of symbiosis. Bill McKibben is an author and […]

The Jefferson Project: An Update

April 21 | 5:30 p.m. | Nott Memorial The Jefferson Project is a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM, and The FUND for Lake George that studies the past, present, and potential future states of Lake George. Jefferson Project findings will feed back into improved decision and policy making in an effort to preserve this incredible resource. This […]

Ricochet Duo’s “The Woodswoman Project” honors Anne LaBastille

Wednesday, May 13 | 7:00 p.m.  GE Theater at Proctor’s On Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00pm, The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College presents Ricochet Duo [Rose Chancler, piano and Jane Boxall, marimba] in a multimedia program The Woodswoman Project: a tribute to Anne LaBastille as part of Union’s 3rd annual Adirondack Week festivities. This […]

Lecture and Concert Series: Jeanne Robert Foster, Voice of the Mountains

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. Emerson Music Hall in Taylor Music Center on Union’s main campus A performance by Eileen Egan Mack From the wilderness of the Great North Woods and the hardscrabble life of its settlers to the cities of Europe and New York City’s cosmopolitan life in the early 20th century, Jeanne […]

Dinner and Discussion Lecture Series: “State of the Adirondack Park, 2015″

Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Old Chapel on Union College’s main campus As part of Union College’s third annual Adirondack Week, Professor Phil Terrie presented a Dinner and Discussion lecture titled “State of the Adirondack Park, 2015.” He outlined and discussed the environmental, political, social and economic opportunities and threats facing the Adirondacks today. […]

Adirondack Week 2015 Schedule

Adirondack Week 2015 May 10-14 Sunday, May 10 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Hike to Tenant Creek Falls A moderate hike to Tenant Creek Falls, located north of Sacandaga Lake. The three-mile round trip hike features three picturesque waterfalls along the way. Transportation and boxed lunches will be provided. Vans will leave from Old Chapel Circle […]

Lecture and Concert Series: The Jefferson Project at Lake George

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:30 p.m. Reception 7 p.m. Presentation The Nott Memorial on Union College’s main campus A presentation by Mike Kelly (’91) and Jeremy Farrell (’03) The Jefferson Project is a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), IBM and The FUND for Lake George that studies the past, present and potential future states […]