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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

 

2020 LECTURE & FILM SERIES

2020 EXHIBITS

 

Gone Fishin’ ~ A History of Fishing in the Adirondacks

With more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Adirondacks have drawn anglers to the region for hundreds of years. From the first visitations and settlements of Native Americans, to the annual sojourn of tourists and fishing enthusiasts, to satisfying the food and recreational needs of residents, fishing has always played a vital role in the economy and culture of the Adirondacks. In our newest exhibit, we explore the history of fishing in the Adirondack Mountains from the pre-Colonial era to the present -- with a special emphasis on Essex County — focusing on the natural and human transformation of Adirondack lake, river, and stream fisheries as well as the science, art, and traditions of sport fishing in the region.

 

A Woman’s View - Recognizing Artists in the Adirondacks

As a part of this year’s celebration of 100 years of Woman’s Suffrage, the Adirondack History Museum’s Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of a diverse group of artists, including an internationally known multimedia artist, a renowned fiber artist, and three painters who have found inspiration in such varied places as Antarctica, Labrador, and Mexico as well as the Adirondack Mountains. Exhibited will be the works of Shirin Neshat, Cynthia Schira, Elena Borstein, Laura Von Rosk, and Linda Fisher.

 

In addition to the gallery exhibit, there will be a display on the work of The Guerrilla Girls, a group of Feminist activists who have publicized woman artists’ issues all over the world. Their work has recently been exhibited at Tate Modern in London, Sao Paulo Museum, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and Art Basel Hong Kong.

 

American Women Win the Vote

The Adirondack History Museum highlights the fight for women’s suffrage and women winning the right to vote throughout the U.S. with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The exhibit has been recognized by Governor Cuomo as a valuable destination on the NYS Path Through History and has been visited by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Betty Little.

 

Adirondack Fire Towers

In recognition of the museum fire tower turning 100 years old, this exhibit explores the history of Adirondack fire towers and the observers that have been stationed at them. The exhibit features a climbable fire tower, a combination of two towers that were removed from their original sites (Kempshall and West Mountains) and reconstructed for visitor use.

 

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 TBA

 

 

Annual Membership Meeting

        TBA

 

 

Gallery Opening Reception

        TBA

 

 

Member & Patron Reception/

Fire Tower Celebration

        TBA

 

 

Historian’s Day

        TBA

 

 

Online Fundraising Auction

        November 27 - December 6

 

 

 

The museum will be opening safely July 22

with reduced hours: Wed. - Sat. 10am -3pm

 

  • Visitors MUST wear a mask and complete a brief health screening
  • Capacity will be reduced to 25% in the building and exhibit rooms
  • Sanitizing stations are available on every level
  • Daily cleaning routine is in place
  • The Research Library is closed for in-person research

 

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you!

 

Please Note:

 

Due to Covid-19 and NYS mandates, museum opening and all

program dates to be announced and/or subject to change.

 

 

Live the Stream

TBA

Film Showing

Joe Humphreys, fly fishing legend and educator, continues to pass on the sport of fly fishing to anyone who wants to learn. This film follows Joe’s busy schedule for one year both on and off the stream: at his home, in his teachings, and on his never-ending quest for fish. Directed by Meigan Bell and Lucas Bell, 2018, 93 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

North Pole, NY

TBA

Film Showing

During the theme park heyday of the 1950s and 60s, the Adirondacks were home to dozens of parks. Only one remains, Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington, NY, founded in 1949 by entrepreneur Julian Reiss. North Pole, NY is a documentary following the park’s current struggles to survive changing cultural, technological and economic realities, while placing it in the larger context of the history and decline of American roadside attractions. Edited and Directed by Ali Cotterill, 2017, 69 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

Searching For Timbuctoo

TBA

Film Showing

An Adirondack History Museum film premier! In the mid-1800s, abolitionist and real estate baron Gerrit Smith devised a “scheme of justice and benevolence” that he hoped would provide refuge to black families. This film dramatizes the quest to reconstruct the nearly forgotten history of that refuge, the pre-Civil War Adirondack settlement of African American homesteaders known as “Timbuctoo.” Written, produced, and directed by Paul Miller - a University at Albany filmmaker, 2020, 1 hour.

_______________________________________________

 

Forest Fires of the Adirondacks

TBA

Sharp Swan

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fires raged out of control in many of New York State’s vast wooded areas. Two "great fires" in 1903 and 1908 charred almost 1 million acres of Adirondack forest, and because of public outcry for protection from the devastation, measures were established to prevent and detect fires, eliminating the scale of destruction that occurred in the Adirondacks a hundred years ago.

_______________________________________________

 

She’s Beautiful When Angry

TBA

Film Showing

“A must-watch for feminists and non-feminists alike.” The film covers an important era in the US feminist movement. It’s a provocative, rousing, and often humorous account of the birth of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium. A film by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy, 2014, 92 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

Atlantic Salmon

TBA

Don Hay

A presentation on the Atlantic Salmon and its history in the Adirondack region.

_______________________________________________

 

Suffragists, Pacifists and Anarchists--Women Politicals of the Early 20th Century."

TBA

Linda Ford

Linda Ford will explore the rise of women's activism and dissenters in the World War I/Progressive era and especially the organizing work of militant suffragists – all in the context of the activities of other women militants of the period: WWI anti-war pacifists, anarchists like Emma Goldman, and labor activists in WWI.

_______________________________________________

 

Ausable River Roundtable

TBA

A roundtable discussion on the Ausable River eco-system and history of recreational and sport fishing.

_______________________________________________

 

Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore

TBA

Marty Podschotch

New York State lost tens of thousands of acres of woodland to devastating forest fires in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In response, the state placed fire observers on prominent peaks. The first stations were crudely-built log platforms, but these were eventually replaced by high steel towers. Podscotch highlights the history and stories of the towers, as well as the observers who supervised them.

_______________________________________________

 

The Big Burn

TBA

Film Showing

In the summer of 1910, the largest wildfire in American history devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies and took the lives of 78 firefighters. The fledgling U.S. Forest Service was confronted with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation’s fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond. Directed by Stephen Ives and narrated by Oliver Platt, 2014, 54 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

Emma Goldman

TBA

Film Showing

This documentary traces the life of Russian emigrant Emma Goldman, who for nearly half a century, was the most controversial woman in America. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech. Written, Produced, and Directed by Mel Bucklin, 2004, 60 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

 

 

* 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

 

2020 EXHIBITS

 

Gone Fishin’ ~ A History of Fishing in the Adirondacks

With more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Adirondacks have drawn anglers to the region for hundreds of years. From the first visitations and settlements of Native Americans, to the annual sojourn of tourists and fishing enthusiasts, to satisfying the food and recreational needs of residents, fishing has always played a vital role in the economy and culture of the Adirondacks. In our newest exhibit, we explore the history of fishing in the Adirondack Mountains from the pre-Colonial era to the present -- with a special emphasis on Essex County — focusing on the natural and human transformation of Adirondack lake, river, and stream fisheries as well as the science, art, and traditions of sport fishing in the region.

 

A Woman’s View - Recognizing Artists in the Adirondacks

As a part of this year’s celebration of 100 years of Woman’s Suffrage, the Adirondack History Museum’s Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of a diverse group of artists, including an internationally known multimedia artist, a renowned fiber artist, and three painters who have found inspiration in such varied places as Antarctica, Labrador, and Mexico as well as the Adirondack Mountains. Exhibited will be the works of Shirin Neshat, Cynthia Schira, Elena Borstein, Laura Von Rosk, and Linda Fisher.

 

In addition to the gallery exhibit, there will be a display on the work of The Guerrilla Girls, a group of Feminist activists who have publicized woman artists’ issues all over the world. Their work has recently been exhibited at Tate Modern in London, Sao Paulo Museum, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and Art Basel Hong Kong.

 

American Women Win the Vote

The Adirondack History Museum highlights the fight for women’s suffrage and women winning the right to vote throughout the U.S. with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The exhibit has been recognized by Governor Cuomo as a valuable destination on the NYS Path Through History and has been visited by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Betty Little.

 

Adirondack Fire Towers

In recognition of the museum fire tower turning 100 years old, this exhibit explores the history of Adirondack fire towers and the observers that have been stationed at them. The exhibit features a climbable fire tower, a combination of two towers that were removed from their original sites (Kempshall and West Mountains) and reconstructed for visitor use.

 

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.

 

 

Annual Membership Meeting

        TBA

 

 

CALENDAR

MUSEUM OPENS TBA

 

 

Gallery Opening Reception

        TBA

 

 

Member & Patron Reception/

Fire Tower Celebration

        TBA

 

 

Historian’s Day

        TBA

 

 

Online Fundraising Auction

        November 27 - December 6

 

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

 

:

2020 EXHIBITS

 

Gone Fishin’ ~ A History of Fishing in the Adirondacks

With more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, the Adirondacks have drawn anglers to the region for hundreds of years. From the first visitations and settlements of Native Americans, to the annual sojourn of tourists and fishing enthusiasts, to satisfying the food and recreational needs of residents, fishing has always played a vital role in the economy and culture of the Adirondacks. In our newest exhibit, we explore the history of fishing in the Adirondack Mountains from the pre-Colonial era to the present -- with a special emphasis on Essex County — focusing on the natural and human transformation of Adirondack lake, river, and stream fisheries as well as the science, art, and traditions of sport fishing in the region.

 

A Woman’s View - Recognizing Artists in the Adirondacks

As a part of this year’s celebration of 100 years of Woman’s Suffrage, the Adirondack History Museum’s Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of a diverse group of artists, including an internationally known multimedia artist, a renowned fiber artist, and three painters who have found inspiration in such varied places as Antarctica, Labrador, and Mexico as well as the Adirondack Mountains. Exhibited will be the works of Shirin Neshat, Cynthia Schira, Elena Borstein, Laura Von Rosk, and Linda Fisher.

 

In addition to the gallery exhibit, there will be a display on the work of The Guerrilla Girls, a group of Feminist activists who have publicized woman artists’ issues all over the world. Their work has recently been exhibited at Tate Modern in London, Sao Paulo Museum, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and Art Basel Hong Kong.

 

American Women Win the Vote

The Adirondack History Museum highlights the fight for women’s suffrage and women winning the right to vote throughout the U.S. with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The exhibit has been recognized by Governor Cuomo as a valuable destination on the NYS Path Through History and has been visited by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Betty Little.

 

Adirondack Fire Towers

In recognition of the museum fire tower turning 100 years old, this exhibit explores the history of Adirondack fire towers and the observers that have been stationed at them. The exhibit features a climbable fire tower, a combination of two towers that were removed from their original sites (Kempshall and West Mountains) and reconstructed for visitor use.

 

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.

 

 

Annual Membership Meeting

        TBA

 

 

CALENDAR

MUSEUM OPENS TBA

 

 

Gallery Opening Reception

        TBA

 

 

Member & Patron Reception/

Fire Tower Celebration

        TBA

 

 

Historian’s Day

        TBA

 

 

Online Fundraising Auction

        November 27 - December 6

 

2020 LECTURE & FILM SERIES:

 

Live the Stream

TBA

Film Showing

Joe Humphreys, fly fishing legend and educator, continues to pass on the sport of fly fishing to anyone who wants to learn. This film follows Joe’s busy schedule for one year both on and off the stream: at his home, in his teachings, and on his never-ending quest for fish. Directed by Meigan Bell and Lucas Bell, 2018, 93 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

North Pole, NY

TBA

Film Showing

During the theme park heyday of the 1950s and 60s, the Adirondacks were home to dozens of parks. Only one remains, Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington, NY, founded in 1949 by entrepreneur Julian Reiss. North Pole, NY is a documentary following the park’s current struggles to survive changing cultural, technological and economic realities, while placing it in the larger context of the history and decline of American roadside attractions. Edited and Directed by Ali Cotterill, 2017, 69 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

Searching For Timbuctoo

TBA

Film Showing

An Adirondack History Museum film premier! In the mid-1800s, abolitionist and real estate baron Gerrit Smith devised a “scheme of justice and benevolence” that he hoped would provide refuge to black families. This film dramatizes the quest to reconstruct the nearly forgotten history of that refuge, the pre-Civil War Adirondack settlement of African American homesteaders known as “Timbuctoo.” Written, produced, and directed by Paul Miller - a University at Albany filmmaker, 2020, 1 hour.

_______________________________________________

 

Forest Fires of the Adirondacks

TBA

Sharp Swan

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fires raged out of control in many of New York State’s vast wooded areas. Two "great fires" in 1903 and 1908 charred almost 1 million acres of Adirondack forest, and because of public outcry for protection from the devastation, measures were established to prevent and detect fires, eliminating the scale of destruction that occurred in the Adirondacks a hundred years ago.

_______________________________________________

 

She’s Beautiful When Angry

TBA

Film Showing

“A must-watch for feminists and non-feminists alike.” The film covers an important era in the US feminist movement. It’s a provocative, rousing, and often humorous account of the birth of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium. A film by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy, 2014, 92 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

Atlantic Salmon

TBA

Don Hay

A presentation on the Atlantic Salmon and its history in the Adirondack region.

_______________________________________________

 

Suffragists, Pacifists and Anarchists--Women Politicals of the Early 20th Century."

TBA

Linda Ford

Linda Ford will explore the rise of women's activism and dissenters in the World War I/Progressive era and especially the organizing work of militant suffragists – all in the context of the activities of other women militants of the period: WWI anti-war pacifists, anarchists like Emma Goldman, and labor activists in WWI.

_______________________________________________

 

Ausable River Roundtable

TBA

A roundtable discussion on the Ausable River eco-system and history of recreational and sport fishing.

_______________________________________________

 

Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore

TBA

Marty Podschotch

New York State lost tens of thousands of acres of woodland to devastating forest fires in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In response, the state placed fire observers on prominent peaks. The first stations were crudely-built log platforms, but these were eventually replaced by high steel towers. Podscotch highlights the history and stories of the towers, as well as the observers who supervised them.

_______________________________________________

 

The Big Burn

TBA

Film Showing

In the summer of 1910, the largest wildfire in American history devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies and took the lives of 78 firefighters. The fledgling U.S. Forest Service was confronted with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation’s fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond. Directed by Stephen Ives and narrated by Oliver Platt, 2014, 54 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

Emma Goldman

TBA

Film Showing

This documentary traces the life of Russian emigrant Emma Goldman, who for nearly half a century, was the most controversial woman in America. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech. Written, Produced, and Directed by Mel Bucklin, 2004, 60 mins.

_______________________________________________

 

 

This documentary traces the life of Russian emigrant Emma Goldman, who for nearly half a century, was the most controversial woman in America. To the tabloids, she was "Red Emma, queen of the anarchists," but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women's emancipation, birth control, and free speech.