Sunday, November 27, 2016

Exhibit: 20th Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement

Kelly Adirondack CenterGrassroots Activism and the American Wilderness: Pioneers in the 20th Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement, a new exhibit featuring material from the John S. Apperson and Paul Schaefer collections, will be on display in the Lally Reading Room of Union College’s Schaffer Library through December.

The collections, spanning from 1899 to 1996, provide a window into the history of the American environmental movement and the tensions that erupted over efforts to conserve the Adirondack Forest Preserve and expand the Adirondack Park. The materials also give a broader understanding of the history of national park and wilderness preservation and the critical role activism played in those efforts.

The Schaffer Library is located at 807 Union Street, Schenectady.

Photo: Union College’s Kelly Adirondack Center, formerly the home of Paul Schaefer.

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2 Responses

  1. Dave Gibson says:

    I recommend a visit to this exhibit, a 3-year effort which has born much fruit. It truly honors the work of Schaefer and Apperson in a beautiful exhibit space in the college library. One could easily spend a half day – an hour at the exhibit, an hour touring the college’s Nott Memorial, and an hour at the Kelly Adirondack Center just 10 minutes drive away.

  2. Charlie S says:

    How long will this exhibit be on?

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