The Adirondack Museum’s Cabin Fever Sundays winter lecture series is back, and brings to the North Country a wide-ranging look at life in the Adirondacks with a variety of topics, from the environmental impacts of road salt to life in a Saranac Lake sanitarium.
In the first installment of the series, John Sheehan of the Adirondack Council will talk about the use of salt on Adirondack roads, a practice that often causes significant environmental damage. Sheehan will also consider several alternative salt-test areas currently in use in the Adirondacks, which are being monitored for road safety and ecological changes.
“Road Salt” will begin at 1:30 pm on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in the Adirondack Museum Auditorium in Blue Mountain Lake. Admission is free for museum members, students, and children; $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served, and the Adirondack Museum Store and Visitor Center will be open before and after the program.
Future installments of the Cabin Fever Sundays lecture series include:
“Farming in the Adirondacks” with Steve Kramer and Hallie Bond
1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31
The rich tradition and contemporary applications of farming in the Adirondack region.
“Living with Beavers” with John Warren and Charlotte Demers
1:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28
The impact of human intervention on historic and contemporary beaver populations in the Adirondacks.
“Fierce and Forever-Wild: Adirondack Women” with Jess Collier, Sandra Weber, Lorraine Duvall, Noelle Short, and moderated by Niki Kourofsky
1:30 p.m., Sunday, Mar. 13
Celebrating Women’s History Month with a handful of notable Adirondack women.
“Trudeau’s Rare Romance and Roger’s Hotel Hope” with Mary Hotaling and Amy Catania
1:30 p.m., Sunday, Apr. 3
The histories, treatments, and personal stories of patients at the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium and Will Rogers Memorial Hospital.