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AARCH receives $750,000 National Park Service grant

Posted on: May 26th, 2022 3 Comments

The National Park Service has awarded Adirondack Architectural Heritage a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant for the Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program. This $750,000 grant will fund capital rehabilitation grants for historic main street and agricultural buildings in and around the hamlets and villages of the Adirondack region. Erin Tobin, executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, […]


AARCH Supports Debar Pond Lodge Bills

Posted on: February 8th, 2022 1 Comment

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) enthusiastically supports Assembly Bill 7535A (Jones) and Senate Bill 7868 (Stec), which amends Article 14 of the New York State Constitution to convey land to Debar Pond Institute in order to facilitate the preservation of the historic Debar Pond Lodge. For over 15 years, AARCH has advocated for the preservation and […]


AARCH awarded $10,000 by the NYS Council on the Arts

Posted on: December 22nd, 2021 No Comments

Keeseville, NY – Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) announced today a grant award totaling $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since […]


Support AARCH with IRA Distributions

Posted on: December 15th, 2021 No Comments

AARCH’s statewide colleague organization, the Preservation League of New York State, provided some helpful information about IRA Required Minimum Distributions and how they can be used to support your favorite nonprofit (like AARCH!). Lee Miller, Preservation League Trustee and Regional Office Director, New York of the Glenmede Trust Company, N.A., explained that when IRA owners turn 72 […]


Resources for K-12 Teachers & Educators

Posted on: October 13th, 2020 4 Comments
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Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is dedicated to providing and sharing resources with teachers and educators across the Adirondack region and Northern New York. Our work in regional education, advocacy, and technical assistance cuts across K-12 Art, Science, Technology, Math, English, and Social Studies curriculums. This document shows a slice of what we offer in helping […]


Historic Bridges

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 5 Comments

By Christine Bush Have you been following the grassroots efforts of Save Keeseville’s Historic Bridges? Are you curious as to why a particular type of bridge was used or what kind of bridge you are seeing?  This week we explore some of the various bridge types found in New York State. In Keeseville, like so […]


Local Landmarks

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 No Comments

Greetings everyone, Oscar the Grotesque here, joining you for another week to look more closely at Adirondack architecture, historic buildings, and preservation opportunities. This week we explore some of our local landmarks. Landmarks are important in preserving history, are essential to communities, and provide a connection to the past. They also can be quirky, fun, […]


Schuyler Falls Historic Water Main

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 No Comments

This week Oscar travels to Schuyler Falls, NY, to learn more about an interesting artifact on display at the Town Hall, an early wooden water main. The first wood stave pipe for a waterworks system was built in Rochester, New York, between 1867 and 1870, bringing water from a lake 16 mile distant through a […]


Plaster Restoration and Repair

Posted on: July 7th, 2020 1 Comment

Greetings everyone, Oscar the Grotesque here, joining you for another week to look more closely at Adirondack architecture, historic buildings, and preservation opportunities. This week I am joined by my special guest Tom Podhrazsky owner of  White Pine Studio. Tom has recently relocated to the Adirondacks and is hard at work restoring his Greek Revival […]


FIRE PREVENTION IN HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Posted on: June 29th, 2020 1 Comment

Greetings everyone, Oscar the Grotesque here, joining you for another week to look more closely at Adirondack architecture, historic buildings, and preservation opportunities. The recent fire at White Pine Camp and last week’s fire in Ausable Forks, which completely consumed a 1920’s home, injuring the occupants has me thinking about fire safety and prevention in […]