Beginning on July 8th, at 7 pm, the Adirondack Historical Society is sponsoring the 2014 ELIZABETH HW LAWRENCE LECTURE SERIES, this year focusing on theme and amusement parks in the Adirondacks. All lectures are at 7:00 PM. The schedule includes:
The Anthropology of Holidays and Amusement: An introduction to the Birth of Vacations and the Growth of Pleasure Palaces
Richard Robbins, anthropologist and professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Santa’s Workshop: How It Came To Be
Bob Reiss on the collaboration from fantasy to reality of founders Julian Reiss, Arto Monaco, and Harold Fortune.
Adirondack Eco-Tourism: Past and Future
Willie Janeway, Executive Director of the Adirondack Council.
Arto Monaco: From Tinseltown to World War II to the Land of Makebelieve
Anne Mackinnon, historian and president of the Arto Monaco Historical Society.
Building Lake Placid’s Sports Culture
Jim Rogers, Lake Placid resident and Olympic sports researcher.
Roth’s Forge Village at Frontier Town
Morris Glenn, author and historian. Program describes the small 1800’s industries in North Hudson that were rebuilt and operated as part of the theme park.
Santa’s Workshop & the Land of Makebelieve: They Were There
The public is invited to share their memories with elves, worker bees, and children who were once drawn to the North Pole and Upper Jay.
The Mountains will Wait for You
Documentary and celebration of Forty-Sixer founder Grace Hudowalski with wine & cheese reception.
The Adirondack History Center Museum is located at 7590 Court Street in Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Call the museum at (518) 873-6466 to learn more.
- Adirondack History Center Museum 2014 Event Schedule (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Adirondack Attic: Arto Monaco’s magical world (northcountrypublicradio.org)
- ididaride! 2014 Adirondack Bike Tour (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Songs and Stories of Remarkable Adirondack Women (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Marjorie Merriweather Post and Adirondack Pie (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)