28 January 2006

Exploring the Adirondacks

The Hillside Club Arts & Crafts Lecture Series presents
a slide lecture by Steven Engelhart:
Exploring the Adirondacks: An Architectural Tour of a Great Rustic Tradition

Thursday, 9 March 2006
The Hillside Club

2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
8 pm; doors open at 7:30

Tickets: $12 at door; $8 for Hillside Club members

The furniture and architecture of New York Adirondack State Park represent a uniquely regional form of arts and crafts design. Steven Engelhart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is coming to the Hillside Club to present this heritage to our community.

During the late 19th century, sportsmen and others came to the Adirondacks seeking recreation and revitalization in this six-million acre wilderness region. The slide lecture will show how resident builders and professional architects developed a rustic style of architecture that is best represented by the dramatic Great Camps and many churches, libraries, railroad stations, and other structures still used in this region’s towns and villages.

Information about a six-day AARCH tour on 9–15 September will be available following the slide presentation. A detailed itinerary will describe the daily travel to Great Camps, historic buildings, and other sites of interest. Steven Engelhart is a native of the Adirondack region. He has a master’s degree in historic preservation from the University of Vermont and is author of Crossing the River: Historic Bridges of the AuSable River.

Come a little early or stay a little late and enjoy conversation and refreshments. Proceeds benefit the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association.


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