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Summer Celebration: Afternoon Tea at the Keene Valley Country Club

August 11 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

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AARCH’s Summer Celebration is an opportunity for our members and friends to gather and
celebrate our preservation work throughout the region. Your support of this event makes our work possible and we look forward to gathering with you each year at these special places.

This year, we are gathering at the Keene Valley Country Club (KVCC) for afternoon tea, a longstanding tradition at the club. Serving as a community hub for year-round and seasonal residents alike, the KVCC embodies the closely intertwined relationship between these two groups. Like many Adirondack communities, tourism provided a great economic opportunity for Keene Valley in the 19th century and the idyllic landscape drew many seasonal residents to the area. The Notman family were prominent summer residents in Keene Valley and greatly shaped the community as we see it today. Even before the formal establishment of the KVCC in 1902, George and Katharine Notman’s friends gathered at property to play tennis, drink tea, and discuss ideas. After the club’s founding, the Notmans made the club available as meeting space for year-round residents in the winter. Since then, the KVCC has become a welcoming gathering space for year-round and seasonal residents alike.

Come explore this iconic campus, challenge your fellow AARCH members to lawn games, and enjoy elegant, locally sourced refreshments from Green Goddess Natural Market. Keene Valley Historian Tony Goodwin will share the country club’s history and you will have the opportunity to explore the campus and nearby sites on an exclusive tour. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to enter a raffle to win one of two original sketches by AARCH board member, architect, and gifted artist, J.B. Clancy.

Proceeds from this event benefit AARCH’s preservation, education, and advocacy efforts in towns and communities throughout the Adirondack region.