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!  For a full description of talks available from AARCH staff members, click on this document: Talks and Presentations

Featured Lecture Topics:

  • The 100 Mile House: Why Old is the New “Green”
  • Preserving Patrimony: Lessons of the Cuban Experience
  • Adirondack Architecture: Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition
  • What Style Is It?
  • 50 Years of Historic Preservation: What’s It All About?
  • Mythbusters: What is the National Register of Historic Places?
  • There’s More to Adirondack Architecture than Great Camps
  • Camp Santanoni: Past, Present and Future
  • Isaac Johnson: Stone Mason and Freedom Seeker 
  • Historic Bridges of the Adirondacks

For more information or to arrange for a presentation with your group or school, please contact AARCH by email or by phone: (518) 834-9328.


2021 Schedule

Note: contact sponsoring organizations regarding further information for each lecture, such as parking, cost, accessibility, and reservations. 

Monday, September 13, 7:00 pm
Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation: Warrensburg
Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director
The Bond, 1786, 3 Hudson Street, Warrensburg, NY
Hosted by the Warrensburgh Historical Society

Wednesday, August 11, 12:00 pm
Preservation in the Adirondacks
Featuring Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director & Howie Kirschenbaum, Founding AARCH Board President
Preservation League of New York State (Virtual)

Wednesday, July 21, 7:00 pm
Historic Bridges of Keeseville
Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director
Anderson Falls Heritage Museum

Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 pm
Historic Bridges of the Adirondacks
Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director
Saratoga Springs Public Library & Glens Falls Saratoga Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (Virtual)


This list is growing, please check back often for additional dates. Also, be sure to sign up for
AARCH e-Matters, our digital newsletter, for up-to-date changes, cancellations, and additions.


2020 Talks & Presentations:

February 27, 7:00 pm
Place Matters: Warrensburg
Warrensburg Historical Society

July 6, 7:30 pm
The Legacy of Harvey Kaiser’s Great Camps of the Adirondacks
Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director
The Adirondack Experience (Virtual)

November 11, 12:30pm
Isaac Johnson: Stone Mason and Freedom Seeker
Nolan Cool, AARCH Educational Programs Director
Utica College Center for Historical Research (Virtual)