The Adirondack History Museum will host three guest presenters for its popular Historian’s Day event. The workshop will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and is titled “Researching Diversity in the Adirondacks”
Presenters Don Papson, Melissa Otis, and Margaret Bartley will discuss techniques and practices for researching minority populations of the past in the Adirondacks. Papson, one of the founders of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, will discuss Adirondackers and the Anti-Slavery Movement. Otis, whose doctoral studies focused on Native American history, will discuss Native American material culture. Bartley, a local historian, will discuss compiling minority data for accessibility and utilization.
The cost is $10 for museum members and town historians, and $15 everyone else. Lunch is included in the workshop fee. RSVPs are requested by calling or emailing the museum. Participants will also have an opportunity to tour the museum one last time.
The Adirondack History Museum seeks to serve as Essex County’s center for the stories that reveal the roots and values of its people. For more information, please contact the museum at (518) 873-6466, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Museum’s website at www.adkhistorymuseum.org.