2023 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 10 - The Bird That Owned the Sky: The Incredible Race to Save the Peregrine Falcon
Darryl McGrath, journalist and SUNY Press author
Albany, New York

July 17 - Activists, Appleknockers, and the APA
Brad Edmondson, author, A Wild Idea: How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks
Ithaca, New York

July 24 - The 90th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps & Adirondack CCC
Marty Podskoch, Retired Teacher and Author
East Hampton, Connecticut

July 31 - Timber Rattlesnakes in Our Backyard: How They Live, What They Do
Dr. William S. Brown,Professor Emeritus, Skidmore College
Fort Ann, New York

August 7 - Sabael’s Children: Abenaki Histories in and around the Adirondacks
Christopher Roy, Anthropologist
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 14 - Improving Water Quality Utilizing a Demonstration Woodchip Bioreactor at the Bolton Landing Wastewater Treatment Plant
Chris Navitsky, Lake George Water Keeper
Sabbath Day Point, New York

August 21 - No Lecture

August 28 - Stewards of the Water: 150 Years of environmental activism on Lake George
Lorraine Ruffing, Executive Director of the Assembly Point Water Quality Coalition
Lake George, New York

Programs are on Monday evenings beginning at 7:00 PM. The public is cordially invited free of charge.

Generous gifts from the Knapp Fund provide funding for this series.

For more information visit our websitehttps://dfwi.rpi.edu/ or phone (518) 644-3541

Some archived video recordings of presentations can be found online at the address below. https://mediasite.mms.rpi.edu/mediasite/Channel/dfwi/browse/null/most-recent/null/0/null

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.