On this episode of A New York Minute in History, Devin Lander and Lauren Roberts discuss how the poor conditions of female textile workers in Capital Region cities led to the creation of a retreat on Lake George where women could “escape” the cities. [Read more…] about Georgia O’Keefe At Wiawaka On Lake George
The Sembrich, in Bolton Landing on Lake George, will host “The Fascinating Life of Katrina Trask,” a presentation on one of the regions most noted philanthropists by Betty Spinelli, set for Wednesday, June 22nd.
Best known as the founder of Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, American author and philanthropist Katrina Trask led an accomplished and intriguing life with many Lake George connections. [Read more…] about The Fascinating Life of Katrina Trask
Spencer Trask awoke on the morning of December 31st, 1909 in the last compartment of the last sleeper car on the Montreal Express as it neared New York City on the D&H Railroad line.
Getting dressed, his thoughts may have turned to the three passions that dominated his 65 years. He did not know then that it would be the final day of his eventful life. [Read more…] about Life and Legacies of Spencer Trask