2019 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 8, 2019
How are lakes changing? An exploration of past trends and future predictions
Dr. Kevin C. Rose, Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Niskayuna, New York  

July 15, 2019
Archeology in the Adirondacks
Dr. David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology, Plymouth State University, Chestertown, New York 

July 22, 2019
A Fresh Look at Vintage Postcards of Lake George from the Early 20th Century
Dr. Charles W. Boylen, Professor Emeritus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 

July 29, 2019
Big Trouble from Little Bugs: Why New Pests Keep Invading Our Forests, and What We Can Do About It
Gary M. Lovett, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York

August 5, 2019
Stoddard’s Lake George Photography: the Conservationist as Artist
Joseph A. Cutshall-King, Historian and Author, Cossayuna, New York

August 12, 2019
Logs to Lyrics - How Old Adirondack Logs Become Acoustic Guitars
Eric Bright, Luthier, BassRock Guitars, Schroon Lake, New York

August 19, 2019
Timber Rattlesnakes: What Have We Learned After Forty Years? 
William S. Brown, Ph.D.,Visiting Research Biologist, Darrin Fresh Water Institute, Bolton Landing, New York

August 26, 2019
Landscapes Lost and Found: Two Centuries of Art from Bolton Landing
Tony Hall, Editor, Lake George Mirror, 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.