Monday, December 21, 2015

Adirondack Museum Winter Cabin Fever Series Set

AdirondackMuseum-CabinFeverSundays_RoadSalt_Jan10The 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.

Unable to attend these programs?  Send a question for the presenter to @ADKMuseum on Twitter, or Adirondack Museum on Facebook to join in the conversation from home.

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.

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