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THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE STORED AND PRESERVED AS PART OF THE MISSION OF AHM

 

ADIRONDACK

HISTORY

MUSEUM

7590 Court Street

PO Box 428

Elizabethtown, NY 12932

518.873.6466

 

Hours:

Memorial Day Weekend to

Columbus Day

Weekend

Tues-Sat 10-4

Sun 12-4

 

Admission:

Adult $5

Seniors $4

Students $2

Children 6 and

under are free

 

LECTURE & FILM SERIES: THURSDAYS AT 7 PM

2019 EXHIBITS

 

Bootleggers and the Law in the Adirondacks

2019 marks the centennial of the 18th Amendment's ratification which not only began Prohibition, but ushered in a period of lawlessness across the country. Our new exhibit explores how the region was part of major bootlegging routes between Canada and New York City.

 

Adirondack Suffragists:

The Temperance Movement

The Adirondack History Museum highlights women’s suffrage and women’s participation in Prohibition through the Temperance Movement and their opposition to the consumption of alcohol. The exhibit has been recognized by Governor Cuomo as a valuable destination on the NYS Path Through History and visited by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Betty Little.

 

Hurricane Fire Tower Centennial

The Friends of Hurricane Mountain will partner with the museum to recognize the centennial of the iconic Hurricane Fire Tower. The exhibit explores the history of the fire tower and the observers that have been stationed there. The celebration will include a special lecture, reception, and guided hike. See our events page for more info.

 

One Earth ~ Two Perspectives:

The Photography and Drawings of Manuel Palacios and Dan Keegan

The Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of two incredible Adirondack artists-the stunning landscape photography of Manuel Palacios paired with Dan Keegan's striking graphite drawings of nature.

 

Hiking the Adirondack

High Peaks

This new interactive permanent exhibit explores High Peak’s hiking history dating back to the mid-19th Century. The exhibit highlights advocacy groups, hiking pioneers, old time guides, and other historic and contemporary figures.

 

 

CALENDAR

MUSEUM OPENS MAY 25, 2019

 

 

Annual Membership Meeting

        May 9, 4PM

 

 

8th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show

       June 8, 11AM - 2PM

 

 

One Earth ~ Two Perspectives

Gallery Show Opening Reception

        June 14, 6PM - 8PM

 

 

 NCPR North Country at Work Exhibit Opening Reception

        July 30, 6PM – 8PM

 

 

Hurricane Fire Tower Centennial Celebration

        August 8, 6PM - 8PM

 

 

 NCPR North Country at Work Story Slam

        August 10, 7PM - 9PM

 

 

  Hurricane Hike

        August 10, 9AM

 

 

Donor and Member Speakeasy Reception

        August 23, 6PM - 8PM

 

 

Historian’s Day

        October 16, 10AM - 3PM 

 

 

Online Fundraising Auction

        November 29 - December 8

 

THE ROARING TWENTIES

May 30, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

The Roaring Twenties is a crime thriller starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. One of the first films to examine Prohibition from a distance, this epic recreated the entire decade of the 1920s, from the aftermath of the First World War to the stock market crash.

 

 

PROHIBITION: EPISODE 1

June 20, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

In 1917, the 18th Amendment sails through both Houses of Congress; it is ratified by the states in just 13 months, fueled by the many temperance campaigns in a movement spearheaded by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. But Americans are about to discover that making Prohibition the law of the land is one thing, enforcing it is  another.

 

 

THE PROHIBITION ERA, A CONFUSING & MISUNDERSTOOD TIME

June 27, 7PM

RICHARD HAMM

An overview of the passage of Prohibition and its startling consequences on America’s direction. Hamm is an expert on the Temperance Movement whose work focuses on how ideas, individuals, and structures have combined to shape law and how law has determined the courses of government officials, reformers, and ordinary people.

 

 

WILD BY LAW

July 11, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

Wild by Law is the story of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the three men responsible for its passage: Bob Marshall, millionaire socialist and founder of the Wilderness Society; forester/philosopher Aldo Leopold; and Howard Zahniser. More than just the story of a historic struggle to preserve the natural world.

 

 

LAW & ORDER DURING PROHIBITION

July 18, 7PM

MARGARET BARTLEY

W/ FILM SHOWING

How Spirits were made, traded & broken.  Historian Margaret Bartley will trace the rise and fall of the alcohol prohibition, and the laws, which were made and broken in the 1920s & 1930s, followed by a screening of the first episodes of The Untouchables! Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptible agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

 

 

PETE'S FAMOUS DAYPACK TALK

July 25, 7PM

PETER FISH

Legendry DEC Ranger Peter Fish will offer his famous day-pack presentation! The wilderness expert discusses what to carry in your day back while hiking the local mountains. This is one not to be missed, as Fish is an expert storyteller and one the most popular presenters from last year’s season.

 

 

THE CELLIST

August 1, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

Meadowmount School will offer a performance during the 6:30 reception. Supporting his family with his cello playing as a pre-teen after his father abandoned them, Piatigorsky went on to become principal cellist of the Bolshoi at age 15. He suffered pogroms in Russia, poverty in Poland and Germany as a refugee from the Bolshevik Revolution, endured pressures of concertizing throughout the world, barely out of adolescence – stateless, protected only by a Nansen Certificate of Identity – and narrowly escaped Nazi tyranny by fleeing to America in 1939.

 

 

MURRAY'S WILDERNESS

August 15, 7PM

RANDALL BEACH

Randall S. Beach, the great-great grandson of W.H. H. Murray, will present a talk on the life of Murray and the impact that his book, Adventures in the Wilderness or Camp Life in the Adirondacks, has had on the Adirondacks and outdoor life in America. In the summer of 1869, the Adirondack Mountains were overrun.

 

 

ROCKWELL KENT

August 17, 4/7PM

FILM SHOWING WITH FILMMAKER

Painter, illustrator, and author. Socialist, activist, and adventurer. One can easily apply all of those descriptors to the great 20th-century artist Rockwell Kent and still neglect the full measure of his character and accomplishments. A film thirteen years in the making, Kent is rendered here in the vast, varied geographic locations that fascinated him, in frank conversations with those who knew him intimately, and in the beauty of his paintings, prints, and writings.

 

 

DRY WOMEN-WET MEN: GENDER, TEMPERANCE, AND PROHIBITION

August 29, 7PM

GERALD ZAHAVI

Professor Gerald Zahavi gives an overview of the Temperance movement in America and the fight to ban the consumption of alcohol.

 

 

FROZEN RIVER

September 5, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

Two women - one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances - are drawn into the world of smuggling illegal immigrants across the frozen waters of the St. Lawrence River.

 

 

WHEN I COME HOME

September 12, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

WITH FILMMAKERS

The film tells the story of the high price paid by a small community in the Adirondacks that lost 5 servicemen in Vietnam, including 19-year old Marcus Stoddard, from Moriah.

 

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW JUNE 8

 

* 6:30 PM WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION BEFORE LECTURES

ADIRONDACK HISTORY MUSEUM

7590 COURT STREET, PO BOX 428

ELIZABETHTOWN, NY 12932

 

(518) 873-6466

 

echs@adkhistorymuseum.org

 

MUSEUM HOURS

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

TO COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND

TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10 AM – 4 PM

SUNDAY 12 AM – 4 PM

 

ADMISSION

ADULT $5     SENIORS $4     STUDENTS $2

CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER GET IN FREE

 

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF:

ADIRONDACK HISTORY MUSEUM

7590 Court Street

PO Box 428

Elizabethtown, NY 12932

518.873.6466

 

Hours:

Memorial Day Weekend to

Columbus Day Weekend

Tues-Sat 10-4

Sun 12-4

 

Admission:

Adult $5

Seniors $4

Students $2

Children 6 and

under are free

 

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE STORED AND PRESERVED AS PART OF THE MISSION OF AHM

 

2019 EXHIBITS

 

Bootleggers and the Law in the Adirondacks

2019 marks the centennial of the 18th Amendment's ratification which not only began Prohibition, but ushered in a period of lawlessness across the country. Our new exhibit explores how the region was part of major bootlegging routes between Canada and New York City.

 

 

 

Adirondack Suffragists:

The Temperance Movement

The Adirondack History Museum highlights women’s suffrage and women’s participation in Prohibition through the Temperance Movement and their opposition to the consumption of alcohol. The exhibit has been recognized by Governor Cuomo as a valuable destination on the NYS Path Through History and visited by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Betty Little.

 

 

Hurricane Fire Tower Centennial

The Friends of Hurricane Mountain will partner with the museum to recognize the centennial of the iconic Hurricane Fire Tower. The exhibit explores the history of the fire tower and the observers that have been stationed there. The celebration will include a special lecture, reception, and guided hike. See our events page for more info.

 

 

One Earth ~ Two Perspectives: The Photography and Drawings of Manuel Palacios and Dan Keegan

The Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of two incredible Adirondack artists-the stunning landscape photography of Manuel Palacios paired with Dan Keegan's striking graphite drawings of nature.

 

 

CALENDAR

MUSEUM OPENS MAY 25, 2019

 

 

Annual Membership Meeting

        May 9, 4PM

 

 

8th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show

       June 8, 11AM - 2PM

 

 

 One Earth ~ Two Perspectives

Gallery Show Opening Reception

        June 14, 6PM - 8PM

 

 

 NCPR North Country at Work Exhibit Opening Reception

        July 30, 6PM – 8PM

 

 

 Hurricane Fire Tower Centennial Celebration

        August 8, 6PM - 8PM

 

 

 Donor and Member Speakeasy Reception

        August 23, 6PM - 8PM

 

 

Historian’s Day

        October 16, 10AM - 3PM

 

 

Online Fundraising Auction

        November 29 - December 8

 

 

Hiking the Adirondack

High Peaks

This new interactive permanent exhibit explores High Peak’s hiking history dating back to the mid-19th Century. The exhibit highlights advocacy groups, hiking pioneers, old time guides, and other historic and contemporary figures.

 

LECTURE & FILM SERIES:

THURSDAYS AT 7 PM

 

THE ROARING TWENTIES

May 30, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

The Roaring Twenties is a crime thriller starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. One of the first films to examine Prohibition from a distance, this epic recreated the entire decade of the 1920s, from the aftermath of the First World War to the stock market crash.

 

 

PROHIBITION: EPISODE 1

June 20, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

In 1917, the 18th Amendment sails through both Houses of Congress; it is ratified by the states in just 13 months, fueled by the many temperance campaigns in a movement spearheaded by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. But Americans are about to discover that making Prohibition the law

 

 

THE PROHIBITION ERA, A CONFUSING & MISUNDERSTOOD TIME

June 27, 7PM

RICHARD HAMM

An overview of the passage of Prohibition and its startling consequences on America’s direction. Hamm is an expert on the Temperance Movement whose work focuses on how ideas, individuals, and structures have combined to shape law and how law has determined the courses of government officials, reformers, and ordinary people.

 

 

WILD BY LAW

July 11, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

Wild by Law is the story of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the three men responsible for its passage: Bob Marshall, millionaire socialist and founder of the Wilderness Society; forester/philosopher Aldo Leopold; and Howard Zahniser. More than just the story of a historic struggle to preserve the natural world.

 

 

LAW & ORDER DURING PROHIBITION

July 18, 7PM

MARGARET BARTLEY

W/ FILM SHOWING

How Spirits were made, traded & broken.  Historian Margaret Bartley will trace the rise and fall of the alcohol prohibition, and the laws, which were made and broken in the 1920s & 1930s, followed by a screening of the first episodes of The Untouchables! Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptible agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

 

 

PETE'S FAMOUS DAYPACK TALK

July 25, 7PM

PETER FISH

Legendry DEC Ranger Peter Fish will offer his famous day-pack presentation! The wilderness expert discusses what to carry in your day back while hiking the local mountains. This is one not to be missed, as Fish is an expert storyteller and one the most popular presenters from last year’s season.

 

 

THE CELLIST

August 1, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

Meadowmount School will offer a performance during the 6:30 reception. Supporting his family with his cello playing as a pre-teen after his father abandoned them, Piatigorsky went on to become principal cellist of the Bolshoi at age 15. He suffered pogroms in Russia, poverty in Poland and Germany as a refugee from the Bolshevik Revolution, endured pressures of concertizing throughout the world, barely out of adolescence – stateless, protected only by a Nansen Certificate of Identity – and narrowly escaped Nazi tyranny by fleeing to America in 1939.

 

 

MURRAY'S WILDERNESS

August 15, 7PM

RANDALL BEACH

Randall S. Beach, the great-great grandson of W.H. H. Murray, will present a talk on the life of Murray and the impact that his book, Adventures in the Wilderness or Camp Life in the Adirondacks, has had on the Adirondacks and outdoor life in America. In the summer of 1869, the Adirondack Mountains were overrun.

 

 

ROCKWELL KENT

August 17, 4/7PM

FILM SHOWING WITH FILMMAKER

Painter, illustrator, and author. Socialist, activist, and adventurer. One can easily apply all of those descriptors to the great 20th-century artist Rockwell Kent and still neglect the full measure of his character and accomplishments. A film thirteen years in the making, Kent is rendered here in the vast, varied geographic locations that fascinated him, in frank conversations with those who knew him intimately, and in the beauty of his paintings, prints, and writings.

 

 

DRY WOMEN-WET MEN: GENDER, TEMPERANCE, AND PROHIBITION

August 29, 7PM

GERALD ZAHAVI

Professor Gerald Zahavi gives an overview of the Temperance movement in America and the fight to ban the consumption of alcohol.

 

 

FROZEN RIVER

September 5, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

Two women - one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances - are drawn into the world of smuggling illegal immigrants across the frozen waters of the St. Lawrence River.

 

 

WHEN I COME HOME

September 12, 7PM

FILM SHOWING

WITH FILMMAKERS

The film tells the story of the high price paid by a small community in the Adirondacks that lost 5 servicemen in Vietnam, including 19-year old Marcus Stoddard, from Moriah.

 

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW JUNE 8

 

THE PROHIBITION ERA, A CONFUSING & MISUNDERSTOOD TIME

June 27, 7PM

RICHARD HAMM

An overview of the passage of Prohibition and its startling consequences on America’s direction. Hamm is an expert on the Temperance Movement whose work focuses on how ideas, individuals, and structures have combined to shape law and how law has determined the courses of government officials, reformers, and ordinary people.

 

 

ROCKWELL KENT

August 17, 4/7PM

FILM SHOWING WITH FILMMAKER

Painter, illustrator, and author. Socialist, activist, and adventurer. One can easily apply all of those descriptors to the great 20th-century artist Rockwell Kent and still neglect the full measure of his character and accomplishments. A film thirteen years in the making, Kent is rendered here in the vast, varied geographic locations that fascinated him, in frank conversations with those who knew him intimately, and in the beauty of his paintings, prints, and writings.