Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Farming In The Adirondacks Talk February 7th

cabin fever sundaysThe Adirondack Museum’s Cabin Fever Sundays winter lecture continues with “Farming in the Adirondacks,” the second installment of the series, featuring Steve Kramer, Hallie Bond, Rhonda Brunner, and Steven Tucker.

Homesteading and farming were traditional life-ways in the Adirondacks in the nineteenth century and continue today and this event will consider historical and contemporary farming in the region.  The event will begin at 1:30 pm on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Museum Auditorium.

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.

About The Presenters

Hallie E. Bond is an independent historian and museum consultant. She is currently Director of the Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College, historical researcher and curator for the Northern New York Quilt Project of Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, and Curator of the Chippewa Bay Maritime Museum.

Stephen Kramer moved to the North Country from Buffalo in 1994 to begin work as the Director of Lab Studies at Miner Institute. He received his Honors B.S. in biology from the University of Western Ontario and his M.S. in environmental engineering from SUNY Buffalo.

Rhonda Brunner of Asgaard Farm and Dairy will share information and stories about raising animals and producing farmstead cheeses, meats, and chickens.

Steven Tucker of Tucker Farms in Gabriels, N.Y. will discuss contemporary farming in the Adirondack region.

Questions for the presenters can be submitted via Twitter to @ADKMuseum or at the Adirondack Museum’s Facebook page.

Upcoming Cabin Fever Series Events

Future installments of the Cabin Fever Sundays lecture series include:

“Living with Beavers” with John Warren and Charlotte Demers
1:30 pm, Sunday, Feb. 28
Delve into 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 pm, Sunday, Mar. 13
Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about a handful of fascinatingly fierce women who have lived and worked in the Adirondacks.

“Trudeau’s Rare Romance and Roger’s Hotel Hope” with Mary Hotaling and Amy Catania
1:30 pm, Sunday, Apr. 3
Explore the histories, treatments, and personal stories of patients at the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium and Will Rogers Memorial Hospital.

Admission is free for museum members, students, and children; $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. All lectures are held in the Adirondack Museum’s Auditorium, 9097 State Route 30, in Blue Mountain Lake.

To learn more about this season’s upcoming Cabin Fever Sundays winter lectures, please call the Adirondack Museum at (518) 352-7311.  A complete description of all programs can be found online.

The Cabin Fever Sundays series is supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

For additional information about the Adirondack Museum call (518) 352-7311 or visit AdirondackMuseum.org.

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