Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Adirondack Experience to Honor Barbara Glaser

Barbara GlaserThe board of trustees of Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake is set to honor Barbara Glaser with the 2019 Harold K. Hochschild Award at its annual benefit gala on Saturday, July 27 from 6 to 9 pm.

The Harold K. Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the museum’s founder, whose passion for the Adirondacks, its people and environment inspired the creation of the institution. Presented annually to recipients in a wide range of fields throughout the Adirondacks, this award honors their work to improve the region’s culture and quality of life.

Barbara Glaser has served on the boards of important conservation and preservation organizations including the Adirondack Council, Adirondack Nature Conservancy, Adirondack Foundation, Adirondack Land Trust, and the Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks. She currently serves as President of the Nordlys Foundation, which supports conservation and education projects. She has been a force in preserving historical architecture in the Adirondack Park – first by helping to rescue Great Camp Sagamore from demolition in 1975 and then doing the same for Camp Uncas. Both are now National Historic Landmarks.

Much of Glaser’s recent work has been concentrated in the Saratoga Springs area, where she has lived for decades. She recently led efforts in adaptive reuse of old buildings, repurposing a defunct school – Saratoga Springs’ old School No. 4 – into office space for a number of regional non-profits. She also founded the Open Space Project in Saratoga Springs, an initiative to open land for recreational use.

The HKH award will be presented to Glaser at ADKX’s 2019 Benefit Gala, Saturday, July 27th. The theme of this year’s gala will be Northern Lights, a nod to her Nordlys Foundation (Norwegian for “northern lights”). The main campus area will be transformed at twilight for a glamorous evening that will include an elegant dinner under a festive tent, with music and live and silent auctions. Individual tickets are available at the Regular ($250), Supporter ($500), and Lead Supporter ($1,000) levels. Sponsors ($5,000) receive one table for up to eight, Patrons ($10,000) one table of up to 10, and Benefactors ($25,000) two tables of 10. The evening supports the museum’s educational programs, new special exhibitions, permanent galleries, visiting artists, and the preservation of Adirondack heritage. Tickets can be purchased by calling (518) 352-7311 ext. 130.

For more informatin on Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, call (518) 352-7311 or visit their website.

Photo of Barbara Glaser provided.

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3 Responses

  1. Dan Plumley says:

    What a wonderful and truly appropriate recognition for Barbara! But for so many more reasons than just historic preservation – worthy enough to be sure – she has been a leader for an entire generation and women in particular for the preservation and protection of the Adirondack Forest Preserve – and the place we call home as the Adirondack Park where we can be fortunate to raise a family and find – despite struggles to make a living amidst the beauty and clean environment – and to be such a welcoming and healing soul for all who sojourn on the pathway from anywhere, close and far off lands like across the Iroquoia diaspora and Abenaki, Russia, Mongolia, Tuva, Japan, Norway, Scandinavia of course, and so many places who can share the beauty, arts, knowledge linked with a knowing love for the land and all species. Barbara would help us all share and grow together. It is impossible to fully recognize the reach of her love and commitment to the place we call home – the Adirondacks – and beyond. This unique and special award makes good headway as a start. Congratulations Barbara!

  2. Naj Wikoff says:

    Well deserving

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