E’town museum offers summer lecture series

ELIZABETHTOWN – The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering the first lecture in the Elizabeth HW Lawrence Summer Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The lecture features naturalist David Thomas-Train speaking on Fire Towers in the Adirondacks. He presents early fire tower history and current fire tower issues of removal, retention, and restoration.

Future lectures in the lecture series in July and August include Andy Buchanan on July 16 presenting an overview of the Civil War. On July 23, Morris Glenn presents On the Trail of the USS Monitor. On July 30, Sharp Swan speaks on the Adirondack Regiment/ 118th New York Volunteers of the Civil War. On August 6, Brent Vosburg speaks on Company H and the New York 5th Calvary Regiment. On August 13, Carol Blakeslee-Collin presents Vignettes of the Home Front in the Civil War. On August 20, the public is invited to a Civil War roundtable discussion with historians, researchers and enthusiasts. On August 27, Voices of the Civil War is a program of readings from Civil War letters and diaries. All lectures are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday evenings, the museum stays open until 7 p.m.and all are invited to view The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War exhibit, the Worked/Wild exhibit, and the updated Fire Tower exhibit. Admission to the exhibits is free with the purchase of a lecture ticket.

Reservations are recommended for the lectures. Please call 518-873-6466 or email echs@adkhistorycenter.org for reservations. The price for the lecture is $5 for museum members, $8 for non-members or $30 for the full series (eight lectures).

The museum is located at 7590 Court St., Elizabethtown.

For more information contact the museum at 873-6466 or visit www.adkhistorycenter.org.