Upcoming Events

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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What Came Home: works on paper from hikes in the mountains

What Came Home: works on paper from hikes in the mountains

by Walter Hatke   September 26, 2019 – April 30, 2020 Exhibit Opening September 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center   “From early youth I have loved the outdoors, was a Boy Scout for many years, then became an Explorer Scout where I relished boating (mostly sailing and canoeing), uncharted hiking excursions, and endured survival camping in sub-zero temperatures. Soon after moving to Upstate New York in 1986, I met Bob Mattheyses, then with the GE Research and Development Center, who introduced me to the wonders of hiking in the Adirondack Mountains....

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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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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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AJES Volume 22 Available for Order

AJES Volume 22 Available for Order

The Kelly Adirondack Center (KAC) at Union College and the Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) announce the publication of Volume 22 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES). AJES Volume 22 is broader in scope than those the KAC and ARC have collaboratively published since 2016. Topics range from the humanities to the natural sciences: from articles on women’s rights and feminism in the woods to the regional impacts of climate change and water chemistry in Adirondack lakes. The breadth of environmental studies as a field of inquiry is shown in the following pages and is...

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