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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

Wed-Sat 10-4

Sun 12-4

 

Admission:

Adult $7

Seniors $5

Students $3

Children 6 and

under are free

 

2022 EXHIBITS

 

1922 CENTENNIAL - EVOLUTION OF THE ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS

2022 marks the centennial of three historic events that ignited public interest in exploring the Adirondack wilderness and climbing the “46” high peaks: the formation of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), the publication of Robert Marshall’s “High Peaks of the Adirondacks,” and Grace Hudowalski’s first 46er ascent of Mount Marcy. Our new exhibit, 1922 CENTENNIAL - EVOLUTION OF THE ADIRONDACK WILDERNESS, will feature this significant year in Adirondack history and its effect on recreation, development, and stewardship in the High Peaks.

 

PAUL MATTHEWS ~ AN ADIRONDACK ARTIST

The Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of an extraordinary artist – Paul Matthews (1933-2019). Matthews was a complicated artist. Sometimes an expressionist, sometimes a realist, he veered across conventional categories at will, switching back and forth from luminous portraiture to macabre narrative, and from mythological erotica to Fauve collage. In his Keene studio, all these different modes were in play. But over time, the Adirondack landscape around him began to feature more and more centrally in his work. Curated by Frissie Reed, this exhibit features a selection of Matthews’ stunning landscapes and portraits.

 

AFTER THE VOTE: THE “NEW WOMAN” OF THE 1920S

This is an addition to our Adirondack Suffragists exhibit. The display explores the new generation of independent women and the cultural shift in the decade after women won the right to vote. The Flapper was born - a “new breed” of energetic, young women who changed feminine style drastically and pushed barriers in economic, political, and sexual freedom.

 

Adirondack Fire Towers

In recognition of the museum fire tower turning 100 years old, this exhibit explores the history of fires in the High Peaks and the fire detection network that developed as a response. 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.

 

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.

 

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

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY 10 AM – 4 PM

SUNDAY 12 PM – 4 PM

 

ADMISSION

ADULT $7     SENIORS $5     STUDENTS $3

CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER GET IN FREE

 

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF:

PAUL MATTHEWS ~ AN ADIRONDACK ARTIST

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.

 

Gone Fishin’ ~ A History of Fishing in the Adirondacks