Talks & Presentations

Our talks and presentations are a great way to learn and dialog about architecture, preservation, and the communities in our region and beyond! AARCH has presented talks from Herkimer to Chazy, Big Moose Lake to Diamond Point, and many locations in-between. We also partner with many regional and statewide friends and supporters to deliver presentations and webinars on numerous topics that intersect with historic preservation and our work in communities across the Adirondacks.

If you would like to explore a topic with us, speak on a related subject, or share your suggestions, please contact AARCH by email or by phone: (518) 834-9328. 

For examples of past talks delivered by AARCH staff, click on this document: Talks and Presentations. Some of these are available by request. Note: For co-sponsored talks, contact the host organization regarding parking, cost, accessibility, and reservations. 


2022 Virtual Talks & Webinars

Although these programs are offered free, AARCH asks attendees to consider a donation. Your generosity helps ensure programs like this can keep happening throughout the year.

Past 2022 Webinars

Thursday, April 28 | 7:00 PM  
Historic Homeowners State Tax Credit Webinar
Co-Sponsored with Warrensburgh Beautification, Inc. and Warrensburgh Historical Society
Featuring Frances Stern, Historic Site Restoration Coordinator for the State Office of Historic Preservation


Thursday, April 7 | 12:00 PM  
Preservation Roundtable: Grassroots Efforts to Save Historic Buildings
Co-Sponsored with Preservation League of New York State
Featuring Andy Buchanan, Project Director of Whallonsburg’s Whitcomb’s Garage; Shameika Ingram, Creator of Preservation in Color, spearheading effort to save Watertown’s Thomas Memorial AME Zion Church; Jill Tefft, Owner/Founder of Greenwich’s Gramp’s Old School; and Haley Whalen, Owner of Schenectady’s Arthur’s 1795

Thursday, March 3 | 6:30 PM
Exploring Carceral Architecture in the Adirondacks
Featuring Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr.
Assistant Professor of History, Queensborough Community College, CUNY


Tuesday, February 15 | 6:30 PM
Searching for Timbuctoo Filmmaker Virtual Presentation
Featuring Filmmaker Paul Miller
Senior Director of Advancement Communications at University at Albany, SUNY


Tuesday, February 8 | 6:30 PM
Poke-O-Moonshine and Adirondack Fire Towers
Featuring David Thomas-Train
Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine Coordinator & Educator

Past Virtual Presentations

August 2021
Preservation in the Adirondacks
Featuring Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director & Howie Kirschenbaum, Founding AARCH Board President
Preservation League of New York State (Virtual)

May 2021
Historic Bridges of the Adirondacks
Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director
Saratoga Springs Public Library & Glens Falls Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (Virtual)

July 2021
The Legacy of Harvey Kaiser’s Great Camps of the Adirondacks
Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director
The Adirondack Experience (Virtual)

November 2020
Isaac Johnson: Stone Mason and Freedom Seeker
Nolan Cool, AARCH Educational Programs Director
Utica College Center for Historical Research (Virtual)