Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc held a virtual Annual Meeting on September 28th, where the Board voted to elect Randall Beach as President of the Board. Beach had previously served as 1st Vice-President, he replaces Edward Bartholomew of the Warren County Economic Development Corporation, who passed away in July. [Read more…] about Lakes to Locks Passage Has New Board President
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Lakes to Locks Passage has announced Leadership & Management: Developing and Guiding an Effective Board of Directors, a workshop set for Friday, June 21st, from 10 am to 3 pm, in the Schuyler Room in the Town of Saratoga Offices, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville.
This workshop, presented by Susan Weinrich of New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON), defines roles and responsibilities of board members, executive directors, staff and volunteers to build understanding and partnerships that further the organizational goals. [Read more…] about Leadership, Management Workshop at Lake to Locks
Lakes to Locks Passage is set to host a workshop focusing on Social Media Strategies for Museums and Nonprofits on Friday, September 14, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Ticonderoga Historical Society, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.
Kim Rielly, Executive Director of the Depot Theatre, and former director of communications at the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid, will discuss how to develop a basic digital strategy for social media. [Read more…] about Lakes to Locks Social Media Workshop Planned
Lakes to Locks Passage is hosting a roundtable – Cultivating Volunteers and Staff into Ambassadors – on Friday, October 6, from 10 am to 3 pm in the Community Room at City Hall in Plattsburgh.
This workshop is intended for staff, volunteers, and board members from museums, historical societies, libraries, and other community organizations. Topics include volunteer recruitment, training and management, customer service, and collaboration. Get step-by-step instructions for structuring a successful volunteer program for organizations. The morning session presents an overview of the new Lakes to Locks Passage guidebook, Cultivating Volunteers and Staff into Ambassadors. The afternoon session is a working session inviting staff and volunteers to share storytelling experiences and tips about items in their collection, which guides visitors to a greater understanding of a community’s heritage. [Read more…] about Lakes to Locks Roundtable: Cultivating Staff, Volunteers As Ambassadors
Historians, museums, libraries, cultural groups, political leaders and community members are invited to a roundtable discussion on “Social Reform Movements of the 19th Century in the Champlain Canal Region of New York” on Friday, January 20 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Schuyler Room of the Saratoga Town Hall.
Stories gathered at the roundtable will be used to design public humanities programs on themes related to social reform movements during the Industrial Revolution. [Read more…] about Champlain Canal Region Social Reform Movements Roundtable
The grand opening of the Road to the Battle of Bennington will also introduce an interpretive driving tour featuring a Lakes to Locks Passage mobile application. [Read more…] about Road to the Battle of Bennington Tour Event Planned
The Board of Lakes to Locks Passage is inviting the public to attend their Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 10 from 10AM to 12 noon, at the Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY. The Lakes to Locks Passage Annual Meeting provides an overview of current activities and recent achievements for communities in the region.
This year’s guest speaker will be Gavin Landry, Executive Director of Empire State Development’s Tourism Division, addressing the future of tourism in New York State and how Lakes to Locks Passage can help play an active role in the brand of I Love NY. [Read more…] about Tourism Focus of ‘Lakes to Locks’ Annual Meeting Thursday
“The sun shone brightly August 26, 1946, and the sky was blue — a gorgeous summer day in the Adirondacks. The southbound train on the Adirondack line of the D&H was bubbling with excited children–318 of them–all headed south to New York City to return to their families after a summer at camp in the Adirondacks. Neither they nor the train’s crew knew that at that very moment passenger train 181, from Saratoga Springs, chugged steadily northward toward them—unaware of their presence on those very same tracks.” [Read more…] about The Power of Geotourism: The D&H Trainwreck of 1946
In August of 1777, German Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum found himself in a precaurious position as his dismounted cavalry trudged through an unfamiliar wilderness – on a continent seperated by the Altlantic Ocean from their European homes – accompanied by British marksmen, layalists, and Native Americans of uncertain discipline.
Speaking in only his native tongue, unfamiliar with war in the wilderness, wary of the rebels’ determination and having no understanding of the landscape that lay between him and his goal, Baum departed from Fort Miller to capture stores at Bennington. So begins the saga of “The Road to Walloomsac.” [Read more…] about Trail to Mark Historic March From Fort Miller to Bennington
The Path though History project does not operate on a tabula rasa. When Henry Hudson arrived, there were no signs to guide him. Today there are more signs then one can count. For Path through History the challenge is not to create ex nihilo but to create order out of chaos. [Read more…] about Path Through History: An Historical Perspective