Pepper to present at Feb. 13 Library Lunch program

SARANAC LAKE – Jerold Pepper will present “When Men and Mountains Meet: Mapping the Adirondacks” at noon Feb. 13 in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Pepper has been director of the library for the Adirondack Museum since 1982. He is responsible for all aspects of administration of the museum library collection consisting of books, manuscripts, maps, periodicals, microfilms, photographs, audio recordings, and ephemera primarily relating to the Adirondack Mountain region of northern New York State.

He received an M.L.S. from SUNY Buffalo, M.A. in U.S. History from SUNY Binghamton, and a B.A. from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He has published more than a dozen scholarly articles, books, and brochures in noted publications such as Adirondack Life and Adirondac.

“Maps reflect our connections to the land and how those connections change, and do not change,” Pepper said.

Using rare and rarely seen maps, drawn from the over 1400 historical maps and atlases in the Adirondack Museum’s collection, he will chart the currents of Adirondack history, as reflected through the region’s maps

Attendees area asked to bring soup or sandwich and enjoy desserts and beverages provided by the Hospitality Committee.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 518-891-4190.