2016 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 11, 2016
Creation of The Wild Center
Betsy Lowe, Founder of The Wild Center, Lake Placid, New York


July 18, 2016
The Pinnacle:  A Partnership Success Story
Jamie Brown, Executive Director, Lake George Land Conservancy, Bolton Landing, New York


July 25, 2016
Scientific Research on Lake George: A Retrospective and Opportunities for the Future 
Dr. Sandra Nierzwicki-Bauer, Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute, Bolton Landing, New York


August 1, 2016
A Look at Some Classic Adirondack “Deer Guns” Circa 1820-1920s
Kenyon Simpson, Bolton Landing, New York


August 8, 2016
Change and Continuity in Country Journalism: Sixty Years in the Adirondacks 
Tony Hall, Editor and Publisher, Lake George Mirror, Bolton Landing, New York


August 15, 2016
The Penny Postcard and Lake George: What Visitors Sent Home
Dr. Charles W. Boylen, Professor Emeritus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York


August 22, 2016
Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks 
Jeremy Davis, Founder, New England Lost Ski Areas Project, Wilton, New York


August 29, 2016
On Assignment: A Science Journalist's Adventures from the Adirondacks to Africa 
Cheryl Lyn Dybas, Contributor, National Geographic, and other publications, Falls Church, Virginia and originally from Lake George

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.