The Adirondack History Museum will present a special screening of “Colvin: Hero of the North Woods” on Thursday, July 6 at 7 pm. Film director Bill Killon will be on hand to introduce his new 45-minute documentary.
The film tells the story of Verplanck Colvin, who explored, surveyed and mapped the northern reaches of Upstate New York from 1872 to 1900. To protect the forest and watersheds, at a time when the idea of conservation was in its infancy, he proposed a state park for the Adirondack region of New York.
Killon will take questions following the screening. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
For more information, contact (518) 873-6466 or [email protected].
Photo: Verplanck Colvin, courtesy Essex County Historical Center.