Writing About Place

Keene Valley Library 1796 NY-73, Keene Valley, NY, United States

Authors Lorraine Duvall, Celine Keating and Caperton Tissot will discuss their books, give a brief reading and talk about their respective challenges of focusing on a sense of place in fiction, poetry and nonfiction. There will be an audience Q & A moderated by James Gorman. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Free

Kickass Writers Festival

Saranac Lake NY, United States

The Kickass Writers Festival, featuring writers, poets, comedians, and other kickass creatives, celebrates how writing and storytelling — in all of their forms — are essential to art, entertainment and social change. It takes place across various locations all over Saranac Lake and includes readings, workshops, talks, publishing programs, special performances, a book fair, a...

Free – $149

Summer Walking Tour: Downtown Glens Falls

Chapman Museum 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY, United States

This tour explores the major historical events and figures that shaped Glens Falls, from the signing of the original land patent to becoming one of the most prosperous cities in New York. Participants can park at the Chapman Museum in the lot behind the Museum off Bacon Street. Tours are $15/person or $10 for Chapman...

$10 – $15

Regional Author Showcase

Harrietstown Town Hall 39 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY, United States

As part of the 2024 Kickass Writers Festival, ACW presents the Regional Author Showcase! We’ve selected a line-up of emerging and established authors from across the North Country to prove that Adirondack writers kick ass too. Hosted by Christopher Shaw, this event will feature readings by local and regional writers of various genres including Robin...

Free

Commemorative Community Quilts: Then and Now

Chapman Museum 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY, United States

Public historian, librarian, and embroiderer Tisha Dolton will discuss local and national commemorative quilt projects from the Bicentennial to the present with the hopes of inspiring new community quilt projects for the upcoming America250 celebrations. This program is free but requires a reservation. To register, please call (518)793-2826.

Free

Summer Walking Tour: Warren Street

Chapman Museum 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY, United States

From St. Mary’s Church to the Hyde Collection, this tour runs up and down Warren Street with a look at the important figures who lived here and their many contributions to the success of the greater Glens Falls region. Participants can park behind St. Mary’s Church in the designated church parking lot, please meet in...

$10 – $15

Summer Walking Tour: Behind the Business

Chapman Museum 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY, United States

This tour highlights some of the lesser-known Glens Falls businesses on the west side of the downtown business district from the 1860s to the 1950s. Participants can park at the Chapman Museum in the lot behind the Museum off Bacon Street. Tours are $15/person or $10 for Chapman members. Payment is required at time of...

$10 – $15

A Date with Brown Bess

Fort Ti 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York

In 1774, the British troops at Fort Ticonderoga carried a version of the famous “Brown Bess” musket. But what’s the real story behind this iconic firearm? In this one-of-a-kind behind the scenes, hands-on program, get up close and personal with Fort Ticonderoga Curator, Dr. Matthew Keagle, to really understand “Brown Bess” revealing the industrial systems...

$5 – $50

The History and Importance of Pride

Chapman Museum 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY, United States

In celebration of Pride Month, Cam Cardinale (he/him) will be presenting on the history of Pride nationwide as well as right here in New York State. Cam is the current President of Lower Adirondack Pride, the LGBTQIA+ organization serving Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga Counties. This program is free but requires registration. To register, please...

Free

Summer Walking Tour: More of Glens Falls

Chapman Museum 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY, United States

New for 2024, this tour looks at more of the historic buildings, businesses, and people that shaped Glens Falls! This time we’ll visit locations on Bacon Street, Sherman Avenue, Union Street, and more! Participants can park at the Chapman Museum in the lot behind the Museum off Bacon Street. Tours are $15/person or $10 for...

$10 – $15

A Taste of Liberty

Fort Ticonderoga 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York

Explore a day in the life of British soldiers and their families on the eve of the American Revolution through food! In this new family-friendly program, sample a tasting menu of the real recipes enjoyed by the British garrison of Fort Ticonderoga in 1774. Enjoy portions of tasty breakfasts and savory dinners, incorporating carefully selected...

$35

John C. Bogle Adirondack Roundtable: Jeff Corwin

Cambria Hotel Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Institute, in partnership with LPCA, presents naturalist, conservationist, and Emmy Award-winning TV host Jeff Corwin. An insightful exploration of the plight facing earth's wildlife. At Cambria Hotel Lake Placid. Breakfast provided at 8:30 am. Roundtable begins in 9 am.

$10 – $30