2021 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 2021 Summer Lecture Series is available to the public online and free of charge. Access details below. 

July 12, 2021

Down the Hudson from Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks to the Manhattan Harbor via Vintage Postcards

Dr. Charles Boylen, Professor Emeritus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

July 19, 2021

Holy Ground for Generations: A History of the Paulist Fathers at Lake George, 1871 to 2021

Rev. Frank Desiderio, C.S.P., Director of St. Mary's of the Lake, Lake George, New York 

July 26, 2021

The 'New LGA': What Motivated Us to Merge, and Our Strategy for the Enduring Protection of Lake George

Jeff Killeen, Chair, Lake George Association (former Chair of the Fund for Lake George)

Pete Menzies, Vice Chair, Lake George Association (former Board President of the Lake George Assocation)

August 9, 2021

Theodore Roosevelt, Skiing, and the Adirondac Railroad:  A Tour of the North Creek Railway Depot Museum

Ellen S. Schaefer, President, North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Association (NCRDPA) Board of Trustees

Gregory J. Schaefer, Trustee, NCRDPA

August 16, 2021

Lake-Atmosphere Exchange on Lake George

Dr. Jeffrey M. Freedman, Research Faculty at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York

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.