2014 Summer Lecture Series

Rensselaer’s Darrin Fresh Water Institute and the Historical Society of Bolton are pleased to co-host a series of distinguished presentations on the natural and cultural history of Lake George and the Adirondacks. 

Programs are on Monday evenings beginning at 7:00 PM at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute lodge. The public is cordially invited free of charge.


July 7, 2014
The Adirondack Working Forest: Its Role and Status Following Numerous Changes in Ownership and Use
Roger Dziengeleski, Retired Vice President and Senior Forester, Gansevoort, New York

July 14, 2014
Boat Racing on Lake George: From the Gold Cup to Major Sailing Regattas 
Robert Foulke, Professor Emeritus of English at Skidmore College and Lake George Club Historian, Lake George, New York

July 21, 2014
The History of the Lake George Fishery
Jeremy Farrell, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Darrin Fresh Water Institute, Bolton Landing, New York

July 28, 2014
Adirondack Archeology
Christina P. Rieth, Ph.D., Steve Moragne, Barry Dale, and Aaron Gore, Cultural Research Program, New York State Museum, Albany, New York

August 4, 2014
Shoreline Architecture, Stories of Boats and Buildings from turn of the Century Bolton Landing 
Ruben Caldwell, Co-Founder, Studio Tack, Brooklyn, New York

August 11, 2014
The Lake George Mirror: The History of a Newspaper, the Story of a Community
Tony Hall, Editor and Publisher, Lake George Mirror, Bolton Landing,New York

August 18, 2014
Custom Furniture Making in Bolton Landing
Thomas W. Brady, Furniture Maker, Bolton Landing, New York

August 25, 2014
Tree Syrups of the Adirondacks: Tapping Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees for Sap and Syrup
Dr. Michael Farrell, Director, Uihlein Forest, Cornell University & 
Sam Caldwell, Owner, Bixby's Best Pure Maple Syrup, Bolton Landing, New York

Funding for this series is provided by generous gifts from the Knapp Fund. For more information visit our Contact page or phone (518) 644-3541.