Friday, August 2, 2019

August Events At ADKX Adirondack Museum

American Mountain Men courtesy ADKXAdirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) has announced its roster of events for the month of August. Starting on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10, the American Mountain Men are returning to the ADKX.

They will pitch tents, build fires, cook rustic meals, demonstrate their firearm, bow shooting, tomahawk and knife throwing skills, and many more traditional wilderness trades during their annual weekend encampment.

During this popular annual event, visitors will have the opportunity to explore and discover how life was lived in the wilderness in the 1820s to 1840s.

On Saturday, August 10th Adirondack Experience will honor Adirondack Veterans with Veteran Appreciation Day. Adirondack Veterans and one guest can enjoy free admission on this special day devoted to those who have bravely served our country. A flag raising ceremony will be held at 1 pm.

The wheels are also in motion for a new family event all about transportation in the ADK – Rolling ‘Round the ‘Dacks. On Saturday, August 17, visitors can board the Roaming Railroad, a trackless train ride around the campus or test their skills at remote control boats and cars. Upstate Model Railroaders will also be on the museum campus to showcase portable layouts with Adirondack themes.

Then on Saturday, August 24th , ADKX presents the second Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market. The Art Market is the joint effort of the museum in collaboration with the Akwesasne Cultural Center and the Abenaki Cultural Preservation Corporation. The 2019 Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market features master and emerging Indigenous artists from the Mohawk communities of Akwesasne (located where Ontario, Quebec, and New York State intersect on the map) and Kahnawake (located adjacent to the city of Montreal). Traditional and contemporary art will be available for sale including basketry, painting and drawing, bead and quill work, photography, textiles, pottery, jewelry, and mixed media. Traditional Mohawk music and dance will be performed throughout the fair.

All the above events are included with general admission to the ADKX.

Adirondack Experience is located at 9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake. For additional information, call 518-352-7311 or visit their website.

Photo of American Mountain Men provided.

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One Response

  1. Can you tell me more about the Abenaki Cultural Preservation Corporation? I have never heard of that organization. On a web search, the term only comes up in reference to this specific event.

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