Friday, January 23, 2015

Adirondack Museum Cabin Fever Sunday Series

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 2.38.32 PMOn our visits to the Adirondack Museum, my family has always found that there really isn’t enough time to see it all in one day. That is why the Adirondack Museum Cabin Fever Sundays present a different way of learning about the vast information tucked within the museum’s buildings in Blue Mountain Lake.

According to Adirondack Museum Marketing Assistant Paige Doerner the second Cabin Fever event will feature Adirondack Life Senior Editor Niki Kourofsky’s tales of “Adirondack Outlaws.” Kourofsky is bringing the Adirondack’s criminal element to light and is highlighting just a few of the historical scallywags, bandits and fiends from her recently published book, Adirondack Outlaws: Bad Boys and Lawless Ladies.

“We have a lot of variety this year,” states Doerner. “We have Niki’s lecture and book signing on February 1st here at the museum. We also have a Mohawk dance and cultural presentation, the Adirondack Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge will bring a wolf and two musical events in addition to the historical lectures.”

The price per event varies with the majority of activities being a very reasonable $5 admission fee for non-Adirondack Museum members. Members, students and children are free. There are two free events made possible for the “Speakers in the Humanities” program, the February 8 at Tannery Pond Community Center “Of Time and The River: Songs of the Historic Hudson River” as well as the February 22 at the Adirondack Museum Auditorium “Life Speeds Up: Robert Fulton and A Changing New York.”

“We do host the Cabin Fever events at different locations [North Creek, Glens Falls, Blue Mountain Lake] because we want to be able to expose more people to what the museum has to offer,” says Doerner. “ In the wintertime it is nice to be able to reach a wider audience. Though when the events are at the museum, our Adirondack Museum store will also be open for people to browse for books and look through the Visitors Center.”

In Doerner’s experience some people may not know that the Adirondack Museum encompasses the history of the whole Adirondack Park. These lectures, musical activities and wildlife presentations are just an introduction to the Adirondack Museum’s displays. The museum won’t be open full time until May 22nd so until that time, Cabin Fever Sundays are one way to get an Adirondack history fix.

Photo provided. 

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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