The Private Land Use and Development Plan for the Adirondack Park – which prescribes where, and how much, development is appropriate across the Adirondack Park’s 3.4 million acres of privately-owned lands – was signed into law by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in May, 1973. [Read more…] about Panel to Discuss 50 Years of Adirondack Park’s Private Land Use Plan
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Lumbering made its way to the Neversink River gorge by about 1830, followed by tanning, quarrying, and farming. By the early 1900s, the Hackledam community was known more for its colorful characters and bear hunts than for its mills, dairy farms, vineyard, and the “very fine” 1880 home of a local lumber baron.
In 1916 the schoolhouse was put on wheels and carried to the more populous town of Rock Hill. [Read more…] about Walking Tour of Former Lumbering Hamlet, Neversink River Unique Area
Henry David Thoreau was a leading figure in the American Transcendentalist movement and the era of US literary emergence. He achieved worldwide renown as an essayist, social thinker, naturalist, environmentalist, and sage.
Thoreau’s Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854), an autobiographical narrative of his two-year sojourn in a self-built lakeside cabin, is one of the most widely studied works of American literature. [Read more…] about Henry David Thoreau: Thinking Disobediently
Born and raised in the town of Champlain, Clinton County, NY, Jehudi Ashmun (1794 – 1828) was a religious leader and social reformer who helped lead efforts by the American Colonization Society to “repatriate” African Americans to a colony in West Africa.
The organization, formed in 1816 by Quakers and slaveholders, founded the colony of Liberia as a place to resettle free people of color from the United States, believing in part that Black people would face better chances for freedom and prosperity in Africa than in the United States. [Read more…] about Jehudi Ashmun: A Founder & Historian of Liberia
The nonprofit advocate Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve will host its Annual Meeting of Members and Friends at on Friday October 6, 2023, at Newcomb’s Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) in the Adirondacks in Essex County, NY. [Read more…] about Adirondack Wild Annual Meeting Set, Awardees Named
General Ulysses S. Grant earned lasting fame in the annals of military history as the victorious general who forged the United States victory during the Civil War. Far less remembered are his achievements advancing peace in his postwar career. [Read more…] about Ulysses S. Grant’s Underappreciated Peace Legacy
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) in New Paltz, NY, is presenting a special exhibition, Indigenous Woodsplint Baskets, on view at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, September 13 through December 17, 2023. Focusing on several fine examples from the HHS Permanent Collection, the exhibition highlights the story of Native American resilience and craftsmanship in New York and New England. [Read more…] about Indigenous Woodsplint Baskets Exhibit in New Paltz
In its 39th year, and curated by Daniel Kelly, Jazz at the Lake continues to be one of the Northeast’s premier jazz festivals, drawing music lovers from all over the country. Jazz at the Lake is an annual celebration of the vibrant and diverse world of jazz music. Set against the backdrop of Lake George, the festival showcases the talents of exceptional musicians from across the country. [Read more…] about Jazz at the Lake Celebrating 39 Years This Weekend
Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, will present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2023. A full day of autumn fun will be set amidst the fall flowers of King’s Garden, a heritage apple orchard, and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival Sept 30th
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF) will award 17 community members and groups Preservation Recognition Awards as part of their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 13, from 5 until 7 pm in the Music Hall at City Hall, 474 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
The Recognition Ceremony will highlight projects within the city that have preserved the architectural heritage of Saratoga Springs. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Preservation Recognition Awards