2018 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. 


July 9, 2018
Lake Placid: New York’s Olympic Village
Andy Flynn, Adirondack Author, Editor of the Lake Placid News, Lake Placid, New York


July 16, 2018
Charles Evans Hughes and His Hyde Collection Connections
Maury Thompson, Free-lance Writer, and Historian of the North Country, Glens Falls, New York


July 23, 2018
Old Lake George Area: 1880s to 1940 
Garry DuFour, Author and Historian, Dorset, Vermont


July 30, 2018
The History of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute, and the People who Helped Forge It
Charles W. Boylen, Professor Emeritus, Rensselaer, Troy, New York


August 6, 2018
Smart Cities, Smart Lakes, and Evolution    
David Sloan Wilson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
President of the Evolution Institute, San Antonio, Florida


August 13, 2018
When the Trains Came to Lake George
Margaret Mannix, Historian for Lake George, Lake George, New York


August 20, 2018
Timber Frame Construction 
Sam Caldwell, Builder/Owner, Blue Line Barn, L.L.C., Bolton Landing, New York


August 27, 2018
Artificial Intelligence in the Queen’s Shield; Application of Lake George Boat Wash Station Data 
Jeremy Farrell, PhD., Research Associate, Darrin Fresh Water Institute, Water Quality Specialist, Lake George Association
David Wick, Executive Director, Lake George Park Commission

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.