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No-Octane Regatta Weekend begins Friday

Todd Moe talks with curator Hallie Bond about the No-Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. From toy boats to war canoes, this weekend's event commemorates boats and boating in the Adirondacks. For more information about the No-Octane Regatta, call: 518-352-7311.  Go to full article
David Pamperin
David Pamperin

Blue Mt. Lake: Adirondack Museum Hires New Director

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mt. Lake has hired a new director. David Pamperin will take over in mid-January. He comes from Wisconsin, where he ran a system of historical sites owned by the state's historical society. Pamperin will be the sixth director in the Adirondack Museum's history, taking over from John Collins, who led the museum for the last three years. Pamperin spoke with Brian Mann about his first impressions of the museum.  Go to full article
Camp Severance, ca. 1920. © 2003 The Adirondack Museum
Camp Severance, ca. 1920. 2003 The Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Kids Camps: Summer Through the Eyes of Children

The Adirondack Museum opens today for the summer season. A major new exhibition looks at the history of the region's summer camps. For millions of children, especially kids from the cities, summer camp is a first introduction to the north woods. Brian Mann spent a day with the show's curator and sends this preview.  Go to full article

Looking for Traces of Railroad History

The Adirondack Museum is planning an exhibit on the railroad worker. Who were the people who laid the tracks and ran the trains? Martha Foley talks with writer Amy Godine about her research for the upcoming exhibit.  Go to full article

Preview: No-Octane Regatta Weekend

Todd Moe talks with curator Hallie Bond about the No Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. From toy boats to war canoes, this weekend's event commemorates boats and boating in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Dreaming of Timbuctoo

We hear about Timbuctoo, a movement to settle free black New Yorkers in the Adirondacks--from the curator of a new exhibit opening this week at the Adirondack Museum. It was more than just a homesteading plan--the issue was voting rights.  Go to full article

Annual No-Octane Regatta at Adirondack Museum This Weekend

The Adirondack Museum celebrates guideboats, canoes and toy boats at its annual No-Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats this weekend. Todd Moe talks with curator Hallie Bond.  Go to full article

Director Jackie Day Leaving Adirondack Museum

Jackie Day, Director of the Adirondack Museum since 1992, is stepping down to become President and CEO of the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages in Stony Brook, New York. The Long Island Museum is know for exhibitions on history and art, and for its collection of carriages. During her tenure at the Adirondack Museum, Day provided leadership for the museum's first capital campaign which raised over seven million dollars towards expansion of facilities and endowment. Last year, the museum completed construction of a new Visitor Center, a year-round Education Center and a new Collections Storage and Study Center. Jackie Day told Todd Moe she's leaving the Adirondack Museum with a sense of satisfaction that the museum has made progress in its facilities and reaching out to communities in the North Country and beyond.  Go to full article

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