Plumbing 101 Workshop

Join AARCH on the 121-acre campus of the Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake for an engaging workshop exploring the basics of plumbing. Using a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on learning, participants will gain the basic skills to tackle common plumbing issues. Discussion will focus on fundamentals of plumbing functionality, basic maintenance...

Grange Halls, Past & Present

Grange Halls were the heart of our region’s agricultural communities for decades. Today, many of these storied buildings remain in use as community centers, dual-purpose business and living spaces, and art studios, while some continue their commitment to local farms. Each retains distinctive, yet cohesive architecture, all emerging at a time in the late 19th...

Small Farm Rising: Keeseville

Keeseville Community Arts Festival Farming has remained a defining staple of the Champlain Valley for over two hundred years. Today, local food production is transforming the landscape and revitalizing regional farming. In this outing, we will visit several small farms and meet local artisans who have ushered in a new wave of farming in the...

“Welcome to Keeseville” Coloring Book: Open House

AdkAction’s Keeseville Community Arts Festival — July 19 and 20 — brings together artists, residents, and families to celebrate place each year. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, amateur painter, or someone looking for an exciting family-friendly event, there is something for you! This year, festival attendees can pick up a copy of our “Welcome to...

Restoring Wood Windows Workshop

One of preservationists’ most common cries is to ‘Save Wood Windows!’ Understanding how to implement vital maintenance and repair of wood windows conserves their functionality and helps preserve a building’s historic character. Join AARCH at Croghan's Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Farm to learn how to repair, restore, and preserve wood windows with experienced window restoration specialist,...

Small Farm Rising: Adirondack Grains

Grains were a staple in the Champlain Valley’s agricultural growth in the 19th and 20th centuries. A resurgence in the world of organic grains has taken root in Essex County among small farmers, producers, and milling operations alike. Start the day exploring the farmsteads and local grains as we learn about wheat cultivation and harvesting...

Summer Celebration: Afternoon Tea at the Keene Valley Country Club

Save the date and stay tuned for registration info! AARCH’s Summer Celebration is an opportunity for our members and friends to gather andcelebrate 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...

FULL: Biking at Camp Santanoni

Note that this outing is FULL. Folks are encouraged to add their names to the waitlist in the event of a cancellation. Camp Santanoni’s storied road has always been a popular mountain bike ride – and now you can pair that ride with a fully guided experience of all three of the site’s historic complexes!...

Brews at the Barracks

The Plattsburgh Military Reservation goes by many names—the Plattsburgh Barracks, the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, even simply “the Oval.”  Regardless of what you call it, the area is home to numerous adaptively reused military structures. This section of Plattsburgh was the site of British and American engagements during the War of 1812, and housed elements...

Sketching Workshop: Lake Placid

Whether you have no experience or are a seasoned artist, this hands-on workshop will connect you to your inner artist and to the places you know and love! Through this workshop, participants will learn how to hone their observations to capture the details, scale, and special features present in the historic buildings across our region...

Remsen in the Adirondack Foothills

Known for its Welsh heritage, distinctive stone buildings, popular barns, railroad history, and proximity to both the Hinckley Reservoir and the Adirondack Park, the community of Remsen boasts a vibrant history all its own. Nestled in the Adirondack foothills, Remsen may be an off-the-beaten-track place, but it features a main street rich with architectural hidden...

29th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony

Save the date and stay tuned for registration info! Come celebrate accomplishments in historic preservation throughout the Adirondack region at our annual awards program in October! This year’s awards will be held at War Cannon Spirits in Crown Point, a 2023 AARCH Preservation Awardee. AARCH’s Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony recognizes the individuals, businesses, communities, and organizations whose...