On Thursday, May 15, at 7 pm, Lake George steamboat captain and local history author Bill Gates will present the program, “History of the Sagamore Hotel,” at Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls.
Gates’ illustrated program, which will feature all three Sagamore hotels on that site, is presented by the Chapman Museum and the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library in conjunction with their corresponding new exhibits At the Lake and Collecting Lake George: Maps, Prints, Postcards & Other Memorabilia.
Following the program, Gates will sign books and will introduce his latest, Sterett (DD 407) WW II Diary of S/1c William B. Gates, a war diary by Gates’ father, a destroyer gunner on USS Sterett in the South Pacific during World War II where the Sterett saw heavy action against Japanese kamikaze suicide planes. The program is free.
The Chapman Museum’s new exhibit, At the Lake, which runs through August 31, presents different perspectives on what it has meant to be at Lake George over the past 150 years. Included are the stories of groups that camped on the lake’s many islands, families that built grand homes on the lake, and others who constructed more modest camps. It also includes the experiences of people who lived on the lake and worked there each summer.The Folklife Center’s Collecting Lake George features maps and prints loaned by the family of H. Glen Caffry, and items from the new Abby & Will Csaplar Lake George Collection and runs until July 17, 2014.
The Chapman Museum is located at 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY. Public hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, Noon to 4 pm. Admission: Adults — $5, Students and Seniors (65+) — $4, Children under 12 – Free. For information about this and future programs call (518) 793-2826 or go to www.chapmanmuseum.org.