The Kelly Adirondack Center in Niskayuna, NY has announced an upcoming four-part lunch and learn series, “People in the Wilderness” with Hallie Bond. Bond was at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake from 1983 until 2012, first as Education Director and then as Curator.
On April 7, the topic will be “Adirondack Life”. Before the automobile and good roads, Adirondack life ran in traditional channels, tied to the seasons and the land. Cash was scarce, and people worked at many different jobs. How Adirondackers used the woods to support themselves is essential to understanding Adirondack life today.
April 14, 2014
Of Guides and Guideboats
The guide is revered as a master woodsman, the guideboat a collector’s item. This talk traces the guide and his boat from the 1850s to the present, exploring the complex interactions between the national culture and economy and regional people, their trades and crafts.
April 21, 2014
From “Botonizing” to Baking: Women’s Experience of the Adirondacks
“Adirondack Murray” promoted the Adirondacks as a place for visiting women to relax. Women who
lived there, however, worked hard. These two groups may have shared an appreciation of the wilderness, but they had very different experiences.
April 28, 2014
A Paradise for Boys and Girls: Children’s Camps in the Adirondacks
For a century, Adirondack “sleepaway” camps have created vivid memories of a uniquely American tradition. This session explores the history of Adirondack children’s camps, their influence on the campers and communities and their importance in building a constituency for the region.
These events are open to the public. The cost is $5 per presentation or $15 for the series. The registration deadline is April 3, 2014. Please bring a bag lunch. Cookies and drinks will be provided. For information and to register, contact Becky Schubmehl at [email protected] or (518) 388-6101.
All events are from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center, 897 St. David’s Lane, Niskayuna, N.Y.