The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering the fourth lecture in the Elizabeth HW Lawrence Summer Lecture Series on Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00pm. The lecture features author and historian, Sharp Swan, presenting Between This World and the Next: the Adirondack Regiment /118th New York Volunteers of the Civil War.
Swan is an owner of Cloudsplitter Carpentry and a board member of the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center in Willsboro, New York. He is a contributing author of the book Heaven Up H’istedness: the History of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers and the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. He has been researching the Civil War for more than 30 years.
Future lectures in the series in August include:
- Brent Vosburg on August 6 presenting on Company H and the New York 5th Calvary Regiment.
- On August 13, Carol Blakeslee-Collin speaks on Vignettes of the Home Front in the Civil War.
- On August 20, the public is invited to a Civil War roundtable discussion with historians, researchers and enthusiasts.
- On August 27,Voices of the Civil War is a program of readings from Civil War letters and diaries. All lectures are on Tuesdays at 7:00pm.
On Tuesday evenings the museum remains open until 7pm and all are invited to view The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War exhibit, the Worked/Wild exhibit, and the updated Fire Tower exhibit. Admission to the exhibits is free with the purchase of a lecture ticket.
Reservations are recommended for the lectures. Please call 518-873-6466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. The price for the lecture is $5.00 museum members, $8.00 non-members, $30.00 full lecture series.
The museum is located at 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown. For more information contact the museum at 873-6466 or visit the website at www.adkhistorycenter.org.
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