28th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony
The Hitching Post | Lake Luzerne
Friday, September 22, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
This year, we held our Preservation Awards program at The Hitching Post in Lake Luzerne, a 2022 AARCH preservation awardee.
AARCH’s Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony recognizes the individuals, businesses, communities, and organizations whose efforts exemplify the best of historic preservation work in the Adirondack region. This event shines a light on the passions and extraordinary work of the people who make historic preservation such an important part of the region’s vitality.
We honored this year’s awardees at The Hitching Post, an iconic tavern in Lake Luzerne that was recently rehabilitated by Nettle Meadow Farm. Built in 1939 by Svend Munck as a dining hall for the local dude ranches, The Hitching Post also served as an event space, grocery, local saloon, and hotel over the years. The building also boasts one of the largest original support beams and largest fireplaces in the entire Adirondack region. After decades of deterioration, Nettle Meadow Farm acquired the property and set about restoring this beloved local landmark, ensuring that it will continue to serve the community for years to come. They revived the building as a tavern, retail space, and cheese plant while maintaining the structure’s historic integrity. Nettle Meadow Farm exemplifies the spirit of our preservation awards and we are proud to partner with them this year. In addition to The Hitching Post, they received a 2016 AARCH Preservation Award for the restoration of their 1903 barn on their farm in Thurman.