Long Lake, NY, Aug 05, 2011 — Physician, scholar, humanist, writer and artist are some of the monikers of a colorful visitor to the Adirondacks in the late 19th century. Dr. Arpad Gerster vacationed on Raquette Lake in the 1890's, and left behind pages of journal entries, musings and sketches of those summers in the Adirondacks. Todd Moe spoke with Sidney Whalen, researcher and editor of Notes Collected in the Adirondacks 1897 & 1898.
The book is the second in a series of publications of Dr. Gerster's work - his observations, adventures and gifted drawings from the late 1890's. Sidney Whalen will give a lecture and slideshow on Gerster tonight at 7 o'clock at the Long Lake Town Hall.