The St. Lawrence County Historical Association will host”The Underground Railroad in Northern NY and Lower Canada,” a virtual Civil War Roundtable set for Sunday, February 21st. [Read more…] about Underground Railroad in Northern NY & Lower Canada
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Respond To Injured Skiers, Snowmobile Accident, Stranding
In the coming weeks, our elected officials at both the state and federal levels will work on legislation that will directly impact our museums. In Albany, legislators are working on budget priorities. In Washington, Congress is shaping the next COVID-19 relief package and gathering support for 2022 appropriations.
We have a small window in which to effect change and I’m asking you to take action today. [Read more…] about Erika Sanger: Take Action Today in Support of NYS Museums
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that backcountry downhill skiers, snowboarders, and others who may traverse slides or steep, open terrain in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks should be aware of and prepared for avalanche conditions.
The Adirondack Mountain Club has closed Adirondak Loj and the High Peaks Information Center, both at Heart Lake in the High Peaks, indefinitely over COVID concerns.
Historical Society of Woodstock is set to offer a conference focusing on the life of historian Alf Evers, on Thursday, February 18th. [Read more…] about Ed Sanders On The Life of Catskills Historian Alf Evers
The Upper Saranac Foundation (USF) and the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) have announced a public participation meeting on the Upper Saranac Lake watershed management planning effort, scheduled for Thursday, February 18th. [Read more…] about Upper Saranac Lake Watershed Comments Sought
North Country Live is set to return on February 18th with a new slate of timely programs focused on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, local history and other topics.
Each presentation and panel discussion will include an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the host or hosts. All programs are free and open to the public, held via Zoom, beginning at 7 pm. [Read more…] about North Country Live Video Series Announced
A cooper is someone trained to make and repair wooden objects historically used to store dry and/or wet goods. These objects are made of carved wooden staves held together by wooden or metal hoops.
The Rome Historical Society will host The Cooper’s Trade, a virtual program set for Wednesday, February 17th. Bob Allers will discuss the techniques and tools he uses to construct buckets, pails, casks, tubs, and other hand-made wooden containers. [Read more…] about The Cooper’s Trade (A Virtual Program)
When snowmobiling arrived in the Adirondacks in the mid-1960s, the question of where to ride became the single most important issue faced by both new sled owners and advocates for the protection of the wild character of the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
As a result of efforts by the state’s Conservation Department and lobbying by the snowmobile industry, snowmobilers are today wildly over-represented in terms of access to trails. Although they represent less than 1% of the 7-10 million people who visit the Adirondacks each year, there are currently at least 3 to 4 thousand miles of snowmobile trails in the Adirondack Park,* compared to about 5,000 miles of roads. How this happened is a story that began 50 years ago with what is known as the Wilm Directive. [Read more…] about How Snowmobilers Won Their Special Privileges To Ride On Forever Wild Lands
View, the Center for Arts & Culture in Old Forge, is seeking winter sport and activity enthusiasts to submit photos to their Instagram photo contest, “Picturing Winter Fun,” to celebrate winter in the Adirondack Park. [Read more…] about Adirondack Winter Fun Photography Instagram Competition