Regional Arts Events

Chapman Historical Museum

Maury Thompson to speak on Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks

Date/Time: 9/26/2018 (07:00 pm)

The state of New York purchased 115,000 acres of land in the Adirondack Park, about 4.4 percent of the current Adirondack Forest Preserve, under the administration of Gov. Charles Evans Hughes from January 1907 – October 1910. Hughes, a Glens Falls native, implemented a re-forestry program and convinced the state to pay a higher price per acre of land, so forest land that had not been clear cut could be preserved. Hughes had more than a mere academic understanding of the Adirondacks, having hiked, camped, golfed and vacationed in the region for many years, before, during and after he was governor.

Thompson was a reporter for The Post-Star for 21 years before retiring in September 2017 to begin an “encore career” as a historian of politics, labor organizing and media in New York’s North Country. His new book, “The Animated Feather Duster: Slow News Day Tales of the Legendary Facial Hair of Charles Evans Hughes,” can be purchased at the Chapman Museum shop. Thompson is collaborating with Snarky Aardvark Films of Queensbury to produce a documentary about Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks; a 2020 release is expected.
The Chapman Museum is located at 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY. For more info call (518) 793-2826.

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Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks

Date/Time: 9/26/2018 (07:00 pm - 08:15 pm)

Maury Thompson, former reporter for the Post Star, is a noted biographer of Charles Evans Hughes. In this talk, he will tell stories about Gov. Hughes’ relationship with and policiies toward the Adirondacks. The state of New York purchased 115,000 acres of land in the Adirondack Park under the administration of Gov. Charles Evans Hughes. Hughes had more than a mere academic understanding of the Adirondacks, having hiked, camped, golfed and vacationed in the region for many years. The event is free and open to the public.

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348 Glen Street

Contact: Tim Weidner

Cost: FREE

Phone: (518) 793-2826



Trolley Tour of Local French and Indian War Sites

Date/Time: 10/13/2018 (10:00 am - 03:00 pm)

Take part in a unique experience touring French & Indian War sites along the Old Military Road between Glens Falls and Lake George. Live narration will be provided by John Strough, French & Indian War reenactors and guest speakers. Cost: $60 includes lunch. Space is limited; pre-paid reservations are required. Call the museum at 518-793-2826.

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New Exhibit Personal Effects Opening Reception & Annual Meeting

Date/Time: 11/4/2018 (01:00 pm - 04:00 pm)

Our fall exhibit features “things you own that you often carry with you.” These items, selected from the museum’s rich collection of personal artifacts, provide a fascinating look at the lifestyles and values of
past generations.

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Craft Club: Redwork Portrait Embroidery

Date/Time: 11/7/2018 (06:00 pm - 08:00 pm)

Learn how to take a photo of someone and turn it into an embroidery pattern! Bring a photo with you, and guest artist Tisha Dolton will show you how to make a pattern, transfer it to cloth, and begin your Redwork (outline) embroidery. You might want to do a family member or friend, or someone famous that you admire. We probably won’t have time to completely finish the project but you will be well on your way! It will make a great Christmas gift. Cloth, hoop, needle and embroidery thread provided.
$20; prepaid reservations required. There is a minimum class size of 6

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