View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, has announced an opening reception of Lewis Bryden’s Boardwalk Idyll exhibit, and the juried Summer Idylls exhibit, set for today, Thursday, July 2nd from 4 to 7 pm. Additionally, A Select Rustic Show will also be open. [Read more…] about Reception For View, Old Forge Exhibits Tonight
View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, has announced the award winners of the Central Adirondack Art Show. This art show is a long-standing Old Forge tradition, showcasing artists throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond. [Read more…] about Central Adirondack Art Show Winners Announced
Sunday, October 22, 1916, seemed like a good day for a deer hunt at the Adirondack League Club, near Old Forge. Walter D. Gelshenen of Manhassett, Long Island, and his brother-in-law William S. Lawson of New York City hired two local guides, Alexander White and Howard Stell.
They started out early for Fernow Mountain, east of Little Moose Lake and just south of Mountain Pond. [Read more…] about The Shooting of Adirondack Guide Alex White
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, three generations of the Crego family worked as wilderness guides in the Western Adirondacks. Along the way, they raised families, worked for prominent employers, adapted to new forms of transportation, and helped lay the groundwork for the conservation movement in New York State. [Read more…] about The Crego Family: Three Generations of Adirondack Guides
The Rev. John G. Fitzgerald, or “Father Fitz,” as he was known to contemporaries, was the first resident Roman Catholic priest in Old Forge. He is fondly remembered as a missionary to the widely scattered working people of the region and as a prolific builder of churches. [Read more…] about Father Fitz: Missionary to the Adirondacks
Community Christmas trees are an American tradition that bring people together regardless of income, faith, political persuasion, or pretty much anything that divides us. Whether sponsored by a city, town, church, or civic organization, community trees are placed in an outdoor public setting for anyone to enjoy.
It’s a rare treat to share something so nonpartisan: whatever you might personally like about the holidays is what you’ll take away from viewing the tree or sharing in song and merrymaking with fellow citizens. And it’s nice to know that America’s first community Christmas tree, the one that spawned a movement still going strong more than a century later, was an Adirondack balsam. [Read more…] about Community Xmas Trees: Historically Rooted in the Adirondacks