Monday, May 20, 2019

Wild Times at the Adirondack History Museum

Troopers and Liquor The Adirondack History Museum’s 2019 Season focuses on Wild Times in the Adirondacks. 2019 marks the centennial of the 18th Amendment’s ratification which not only began Prohibition but also ushered in a period of lawlessness across the country.

An exhibit at the museum in Elizabethtown, Bootleggers and the Law in the Adirondacks, explores how the region was part of major bootlegging routes between Canada and New York City. The popular Adirondack Suffragists exhibit has been expanded to examine the Temperance Movement, which opposed the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

The Adirondack History Museum’s Rosenberg Gallery will feature the work of two Adirondack artists. One Earth ~ Two Perspectives: The Photography and Drawings of Manuel Palacios and Dan Keegan presents the stunning landscape photography of Palacios paired with Keegan’s graphite drawings of nature. An opening reception and gallery talk with the artists will take place on Friday, June 14.

In August, the Friends of Hurricane Mountain will partner with the museum to recognize the centennial of Hurricane Fire Tower. The celebration will include a mini-exhibit, a reception and special lecture, and a guided hike to the fire tower. Hurricane Mountain’s fire tower is one of only a few towers still standing in the High Peaks and is in the process of being restored.

In collaboration with North Country Public Radio, the museum will offer a mini-exhibit highlighting the work history of the region as part of the North Country at Work project. A collection day, an exhibit opening reception, and a story slam will be hosted by NCPR at the museum over the course of the season.

The museum’s Thursday evening film/lecture series will begin on May 30, and run through September. The series includes Prohibition and the history of hiking along with other local stories.

The museum opens for the season on May 25, and operates Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for students.

For more information, contact the museum at (518) 873-6466,, or visit the Museum’s website.

Photo of Troopers & Liquor provided by the Adirondack History Museum.

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