Adirondack A&E e-News # 406

In this edition of Essex County Art Council’s Out and About, Executive Director Susan Hughes profiles the Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown

There’s so much going on at the Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown!

The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown has received 2024 CAP grant funding through the Essex County Arts Council for two new exhibits this year.

Dr. Larry Master, nature photographer, has a new exhibit in the upstairs Rosenberg Gallery: “Larry Master: A Lens on Wildlife.” If you haven’t experienced Larry’s amazing wildlife photos, you must check out this exhibit! There will be a special gallery celebration on July 12 , and on July 25 Dr. Master will give a lecture on Conservation Photography.

You can find additional information HERE.

Downstairs in the museum lobby, you’ll also find a new exhibit entitled:”Logging in the High Peaks.” Other 2024 AHM events include a full lecture series, the annual Classic Car Show, a Garden Party, and People & Peaks—Adirondack stories —a full day of programs on the topic of Summit Stewards.

Make sure you schedule a visit to the entire museum, including both of these exhibits before the museum closes on October 6. Museum hours are Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday 12 – 4 pm.

Adirondack History Museum, 7590 Court St, Elizabethtown

The Depot Theatre Presents

Analog and Vinyl

With an opening weekend that included sold out shows and standing ovations, tickets will surely go fast for the remaining performances!

Here are the details for this upcoming week:

Thursday, July 4, 2024 – 5:00 PM Best Availability
Friday, July 5, 2024 – 7:30 PM Good Availability
Saturday, July 6, 2024 – 5:00 PM Good Availability
​Sunday, July 7, 2024 – 3:00 PM Limited Availability

Get tickets HERE.

Read Tim Rowland’s review of Analog and Vinyl HERE.

The Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport

Lake Placid Sinfonietta features concerts July 4 and 7

The first Lake Placid Sinfonietta free concert of the season is Champlain National Bank’s Stars and Stripes, on Thursday, July 4, at 7 pm, in Mid’s Park in downtown Lake Placid, which will feature an hour of classical pops performed by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

Then, on at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Sunday, July 7, at 7:30, The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform “Beethoven 2” at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Guest conductor is Daniel Black.
The program includes Stravinsky – Dumbarton Oaks; Daniel Black – Suite from The Winter’s Tale; and Beethoven – Symphony No. 2.

Find out more about both concerts HERE.

Trenton Olsen Presents

Facing Death And Embracing Life With Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, July 10, 6 pm

Come learn why the life and work of a sickly and adventurous Scottish writer, best known today for Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, meant so much to this community.

To learn more about Professor Olsen’s work, visit his Facebook page (, or on Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) at @rlsartofliving.

Books will be on sale at the event.

Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church St Suite 2, Saranac Lake

Elizabethtown Social Center Presents

African Drumming and R&B Kick Off Lawn Concert Series

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23.

For July 9:
6pm – AFRICAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE with Master Drummer Dian Oury Bah. Kids and adults. Drums provided. Dian teaches in schools throughout the North Country and helps kids learn drumming by ear.

7pm – FLAME THE BAND. A high-energy, 9 person band that plays classic American covers and originals. Flame consists of talented members who happen to have disabilities. Formed in 2003, they gained popularity from appearances on Good Morning America and in People Magazine.

For a full summer line up visit HERE.

To pre-order a picnic dinner, go HERE.

Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 US Route 9, Elizabethtown

BluSeed Studios Executive Director Marissa Hernandez, left, and ADK ArtRise Co-Owner and Teacher Britt Sternberg pose in front of ArtRise’s new community mural, “Welcoming and Belonging,” shortly after it was unveiled on Sunday morning. (Enterprise photo — Sydney Emerson)


“New mural celebrates belonging”

Read the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s Sydney Emerson’s article on ADK ArtRise’s “Welcoming and Belonging” mural HERE.

And, learn more about the mural project, including more about the artists and meaning behind each panel, HERE.

And speaking of murals …

Outside Art: Plattsburgh Public Art Project Announces

Three more mural projects for 2024!

Introducing FOLLOW YOUR PATH: THE ECLIPSE MURAL coming in July, THE CHAMPLAIN CANAL BOATS MURAL coming in August, and THE POETS’ MURAL coming in September!

Follow HERE for updates.

Pastel of Chapel Pond by MIchael Gaudreau

Corscaden Barn Gallery Art Opening 2024

Thursday July 11, 4:30 to 7 pm Show runs to Labor Day.

A Night at the Museum

Centennial Benefit, by literary dramatist Betty Spinelli

Thursday, July 11, 2024, 7 pm

An exclusive evening that offers a glimpse into the Gilded Age life of Marcella Sembrich by showcasing a selection of her cherished and rarely displayed possessions – from death masks to diamonds!

For one night only, members of The Sembrich board and staff will celebrate our centennial by sharing Sembrich anecdotes as they feature her treasures, including a gold bracelet from the Czar of Russia and a silver tribute from Enrico Caruso. Join us as we unveil Sembrich’s famous and newly restored Queen of the Night costume from the premier performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera.

A not-to-be-missed event!

Followed by an elegant lakeside champagne reception.

Learn more and get tickets HERE.

The Sembrich – Indoors, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing

SpeakEazy Storytelling Open Mic at Old Soul Design Shop Inc.

Wednesday, July 10, 7 pm

Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to hear yours. Come and share, or just listen in a safe, supportive environment. No experience necessary. Any story is perfect. The stage is yours for seven minutes. Sign up starts at 6:45.

Old Soul Design Shop, 124 Margaret St, Plattsburgh

What is it about aspic and gelatine that gave rise to the best-known female business owner and President in the country by the end of World War One? Who was this unknown woman and what were her recipes?

Rachel Greenfield will give a talk on Knox Gelatine and the history of its rise to prominence by recounting the story of Mrs. Charles B. (Rose) Knox, the company’s president and chairman from 1908-1947 and, for a time, the foremost businesswoman in America. Greenfield, who is writing a biography of Rose Knox, will speak about the many uses of Knox gelatine in foods and medicine. She will trace Knox’s growth, the country’s awareness of Mrs. Knox, and the legacy left by Mrs. Knox about how to manage home and work.

Knox Gelatine was located in Johnstown, New York. Greenfield’s presentation will be accompanied by many photos and information about this area of upstate New York.

This program is free but requires a reservation. To register, please call (518)793-2826.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Photo courtesy of the Wild Center.


“Clothesline installation features North Country farm stories”

North Country Public Radio’s Amy Feiereisel talks with Brenda Baker, the artist behind ‘The Clothesline: Food, Fiber, Air, and Soil,” currently on display at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

Listen in HERE.

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