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1922 Centennial – Evolution of the Adirondack Wilderness

August 6, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm


2022 marks the centennial of three historic events that ignited public interest in exploring the Adirondack wilderness and climbing the “46” high peaks: formation of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), publication of Robert Marshall’s High Peaks of the Adirondacks, and Grace Hudowalski’s first 46er ascent of Mount Marcy.

The Adirondack History Museum invites the public to celebrate these three seminal events on August 6, 2022. The celebration will include informative lectures, a special screening of the film The Mountains Will Wait for You, a retrospective on the history and future of the Adirondack Mountain Club, and an exhibit highlighting/featuring this significant year in Adirondack history and its effect on recreation, development, and stewardship in the High Peaks. Programs will be followed by a social hour, refreshments, musical selections by Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan, and a reception recognizing ADK’s 100th anniversary.

The event is open to the public free of charge (donations are always welcome). Seating for the lecture series and film (9:30 AM – 4:00 PM) is limited to 125 people. Additional seating will be available for the reception. Please register to secure your seat.

Register for the entire day-long event – programs and reception (9:30 AM – 6:00 PM)

Register for the reception only (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

(Subject to change)

9:30 AM Museum Doors Open – Coffee and Refreshments
10:00 AM Welcome
10:00 AM The High Peaks – A Century Ago (Sharp Swan)
11:00 AM Building the Trails and Making Them Known (Tony Goodwin)
12:00 PM Lunch (a light lunch will be available to participants)
1:00 PM Healing and Empowerment in the High Peaks (Bethany Garretson)
2:00 PM The Mountains will Wait for You (Fred Schwoebel)
3:00 PM ADK at 100 and the future of ADK (Julia Goren)
4:00 PM Social Hour – Appetizers and Refreshments
5:00 PM Musical Interlude (Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan)
5:20 PM Recognition Reception


August 6, 2022
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Elizabethtown, 12932
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