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June 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Adirondack Life

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Fall Festival at the Adirondack Museum

September 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Adirondack MuseumJoin the Adirondack Museum for the annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 29, 2012. The festival will include fantastic fall fun for every member of the family with pumpkin painting, wagon and pony rides, apple cider pressing, arts and crafts, music and much more.

Visitors of all ages can climb aboard a rustic wagon, take a seat on a hay bale, and enjoy a leisurely ride around the museum’s grounds. Young children can enjoy a pony ride on center campus with Circle B Ranch. A 4-season ranch located in Chestertown, N.Y., Circle B Ranch is open year round. For more information visit: www.circlebranch.net.

Fall Festival at the Adirondack MuseumJoin award-winning singer/songwriter Erica Wheeler for camp songs throughout the day. Ms. Wheeler will offer a journey through songs that were written by people who have worked and played in the Adirondacks. From campfire sing-a-longs, to railroad and logging songs, Wheeler will combine her own songs and stories with traditional ones from the area. Erica’s programs have a way of helping people appreciate their “sense of place” more deeply and see familiar places through fresh new eyes. Sets will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fall Festival include: pumpkin painting (while supplies last), apple cider pressing and cider samples (also while supplies last), and fantastic fall crafts.

This event takes place on National Smithsonian Museum Day. Go to the Smithsonian Magazine website, print the coupon and visit us for free during our Fall Festival!

Media sponsorship of the Fall Festival is provided by Kids Out and About.com.

The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.

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Adirondack Museum offers Free Admission to Active Military

May 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Blue Star Museums offers free admission to active duty military, with up to five family members.

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – Today the Adirondack Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Adirondack Museum“The Adirondack Museum is pleased to participate in the Blue Star Museums program for a third consecutive year,” said David M. Kahn, Executive Director of the Adirondack Museum. “This program is a terrific way to recognize our service men and women, and their families.”

“Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invitation to military families to enjoy over 1,500 museums this summer,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community.”
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“As we enter the third consecutive year of the Blue Star Museums program, we are happy provide an opportunity for our nation’s service members and their families to connect with our national treasures,” said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Through this distinctive collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and more than 1,500 museums across the United States, military families have an unparalleled opportunity to visit some of the country’s finest museums for free.”

This year, more than 1,500 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 300 new museums this year. Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer. The effort to recruit museums has involved the partnership efforts of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Children’s Museums, the American Association of State and Local History, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and 70 children’s museums. Among this year’s new participants are the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Virginia, the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, NM, the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland, Ohio, the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, California, the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, and the World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

About Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 through Labor Day, September 3, 2012. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning.

The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, offers 65,000 square feet of exciting exhibitions housed in twenty-two modern and historic buildings. Visitors can explore how people have lived, worked, traveled, and played in the Adirondacks from the 19th century up to today. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.

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Adirondack Museum Introduces New Audio Tour This Season

May 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain Lake, NY – David M. Kahn, Executive Director of the Adirondack Museum, announced today that the museum will launch an exciting new audio tour when the museum reopens for the season on Friday, May 25, 2012.

Visitors will be invited to take a fresh look at the Adirondack Museum using the terrific new tour. The voices of real people who live in the Adirondacks today will guide visitors to a deeper understanding of the museum’s exhibitions, it dramatic setting, and what makes the Adirondacks unique.

“The audio tour will add another dimension to an already fantastic museum experience,” said Kahn. “People’s authentic stories will enable our visitors to think about the Adirondacks past, present, and future from intriguing perspectives.”

Allison Buckley, Adirondack Council, with Kezia Simister, Richard Lewis Media Group.Adirondackers’ personal stories will be related by many including: Kevin Bacon, actor; John Collins, Blue Mountain Lake Resident; Martha Foley, News Director, NCPR; Allison Warner, boat builder; Dan Moore, logger; Steven Tucker, farmer; John Fadden, Six Nations Indian Museum; Marty Podskoch, author; Phillip Terrie, author and Environmental Historian, and many more. Preview the tour online at www.adirondackmuseum.org.

The audio tour will be offered free of charge to visitors with museum admission. The tour has been generously sponsored by National Grid as well as additional individuals and foundations. It was produced by Richard Lewis Media Group of Watertown, MA, and will be available via Acoustiguide Audio portable devices and as a downloadable app for smartphones.

The Adirondack Museum reopens for its 55th season on Friday, May 25, and is open 7 days a week, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., through October 14. The museum will close at 3 p.m. on August 10 and September 7 for special event preparations.

The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, offers 65,000 square feet of exciting exhibitions housed in twenty-two modern and historic buildings. Visitors can explore how people have lived, worked, traveled, and played in the Adirondacks from the 19th century up to today. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.

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Adirondack Museum Receives Grants

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain Lake, NY – David M. Kahn, Executive Director of the Adirondack Museum has announced today that the museum has received grants from the following foundations: New York State Council on the Arts, New York Council for the Humanities, Wal-Mart Foundation, International Paper Foundation, Stewart’s Holiday Match program, and Museumwise Go! Grant program. In total, the grants add up to nearly $50,000 in supporting funds for the not-for-profit institution.

The Adirondack Museum has been awarded a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts in the amount of $42,000 for general operating support for the 2012 year. The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens. For more information, visit www.nysca.org.

The New York Council for the Humanities has awarded the museum $3,000 which supported the museum’s annual Cabin Fever Sunday winter lecture series, held throughout the Adirondack region. The New York Council for the Humanities strives to help all New Yorkers become thoughtful participants in our communities by promoting critical inquiry, cultural understanding and civic engagement. Founded in 1975, the New York Council for the Humanities is the sole statewide proponent of public access to the humanities. The Council is a private 501(c)3 that receives Federal, State, and private funding. Online at www.nycouncil.org.

The Wal-Mart Foundation’s gift of $1,000 will be used to purchase educational supplies for children’s activities for public programs and special events. The Wal-Mart Foundation strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in our communities including their customers and associates. Through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism, the Wal-Mart Foundation supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in four main focus areas: education, workforce development / economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, health and wellness. Online at http://walmartstores.com/communitygiving/203.aspx

The International Paper Foundation’s grant of $2,000 will be used to cover the costs of materials and supplies for the museum’s Exhibit Master Plan process. In 2012, working with a team of nationally prominent consultants, the Adirondack Museum will develop its first museum-wide Exhibition Master Plan. This plan will result in making the visitor experience at the museum even more compelling and exciting. Updating some existing long-term exhibits with new information and perspectives, introducing additional long-term exhibits on issues of current concern, and identifying topics for dynamic changing exhibits will position the museum to better serve both current and future visitors. For additional information about the IP Foundation, please visit www.ipgiving.com.

The Stewart’s Holiday Match program has awarded the museum with $500 for the Adirondack Museum’s educational programs. The museum serves students and teachers throughout the Adirondack region and beyond. Offerings include exhibit-based classes, field trip opportunities, outreach programs in the classroom, and online research opportunities. The museum sees more than 8,000 students per year. For additional information about the Stewart’s Holiday Match program, please visit: www.stewartsshops.com/HolidayMatch.

The Museumwise GO! Grant program has provided a grant in the amount of $750 to cover the costs for two Adirondack Museum staff members to attend the 2012 Museums in Conversation Conference in Albany, N.Y. Christine Campeau, Museum Educator/School Programs Manager and Kate Moore, Marketing Manager will attend the conference in April 2012. For more information about Museumwise, please visit www.museumwise.org.

“The Adirondack Museum is thankful for the generosity of New York State Council on the Arts, New York State Council for the Humanities, Wal-Mart Foundation, International Paper Foundation, Museumwise and Stewart’s Holiday Match Program for their support of the Adirondack Museum” said David M. Kahn, Executive Director, Adirondack Museum.

The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.

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Adirondack Museum Presents: “Tracking Robert Garrow” Lecture

March 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Adirondack News

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – Join the Adirondack Museum for the 2012 Cabin Fever Sunday series. The next lecture “Tracking Robert Garrow,” with author Lawrence Gooley, will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Robert Garrow - Wanted PosterIn the summer of 1973, serial killer Robert F. Garrow went on a murderous rampage that changed the Adirondack region forever. However, there was much more to Garrow’s story than the murders. From his unfortunate childhood to escapes from the law, the longest manhunt in Adirondack history, and his manipulation of legal, medical and corrections professionals, hear the full story of Garrow’s life from author Lawrence Gooley. Due to graphic content, this program is suitable for adult audiences.

Lawrence P. Gooley is a proponent of the North Country, a lover of books, and a history enthusiast. He operates Bloated Toe Enterprises, an internet-based business that currently includes Bloated Toe Publishing and The North Country Store. Gooley has also organized a North Country Authors group to help raise the profile of area authors and their works. Gooley’s writings have appeared in various magazines and newspapers. He has contributed to other works, including a recent piece in an annual book series, the Franklin County Review, and has provided editing services for several other titles. He has also authored nine books including Terror in the Adirondacks: The True Story of Serial Killer Robert F. Garrow.

This program will be held at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts at Blue Mountain Lake, and will begin at 1:30 p.m. Cabin Fever Sundays are offered at no charge to museum members or children of elementary school age and younger. The fee for non-members is $5.00. For additional information, please call (518) 352-7311, ext. 128 or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org.

Cabin Fever Sunday programs are sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, and the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park: www.pearsallfoundation.org.

The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.

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Don’t miss the Adirondack Museum this season!

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Adirondack News

Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. There’s no place on earth quite like the Adirondacks, and there’s no place in the Adirondacks quite like the Adirondack Museum. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York is now open for it’s 54th season. This season, the museum has two new exhibits sure to wow visitors, and also introduces a host of fantastic family activities and special events. In addition there are two new initiatives to
encourage visitors this summer.

First, the Adirondack Museum has lowered some of its admissions prices for 2011. The new admissions prices are $16 for seniors (62 and over), $12 for teens (13-17), and $6 for kids (6-12). The price for adults remains $18 and free for those 5 and under. Admission is free for members and all active military every day. Special reduced group rates are also available.

Adirondack Museum - GuideboatsSecondly, the Adirondack Museum is also collaborating with Stewarts Shops in their “Lucky Tape” promotion. Stop by your local store during the week of June 27 to enter to win tickets to the Adirondack Museum. Participating shops include: Indian Lake, Long Lake, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Warrensburg, Bolton Landing, and North Creek.

The museum is open May 27 through October 17, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week, including holidays. There will be an early closing on August 12, and adjusted hours on August 13; the museum will close for the day on September 9. Visit www.adirondackmuseum.org for more information.

All paid admissions are valid for a second visit within a one-week period.

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