2020 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.


The 2020 Summer Lecture Series is available to the public online and free of charge. Access details below. 



July 10, 2020

A Seasonal Look at Life Within the Blue Line
Peter Benoit, Photographer and Public Speaker, Queensbury, New York

July 22, 2020

The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division
Dr. Maurice Isserman, P.V. Rogers Professor of History at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

July 29, 2020

John Apperson’s Fifty Years of Environmental Activism at Lake George
Ellen Apperson Brown, Independent Scholar and Public Historian, Ashville, South Carolina

August 5, 2020

Invading the Queens Territory: Status of Invasive Species in Lake George
Jeremy Farrell, PhD, Research Associate, Darrin Fresh Water Institute, Lake George, New York

August 12, 2020

Harold M. Bixby and His Pivotal Role in Early Aviation
Ben Barrett, Grandson of H.M. Bixby and Author, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

These lectures can be viewed online at: https://mediasite.mms.rpi.edu/Mediasite5/Channel/dfwi.

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.