January Santanoni Winter Weekend

Join us for a ski or snowshoe during Camp Santanoni's annual Winter Weekends! On January 13-15, explore the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge, view displays about the Great Camp, and take short interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage volunteers. Buildings will be open to the public from 10-3. The event provides a rare opportunity to...

February Santanoni Winter Weekend

Join us for a ski or snowshoe during Camp Santanoni’s annual Winter Weekends! On February 17-19, explore the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge, view displays about the Great Camp, and take short interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage volunteers. Buildings will be open to the public from 10-3. The event provides a rare opportunity to...

Port Henry’s 20th Century African American Community: A Conversation with Dr. Alice Green

Join us for a conversation on Zoom with author Dr. Alice P. Green about her recent book, Outsider: Stories of Growing Up Black in the Adirondacks. Outsider details her experiences as her family grappled with poverty, race, and acceptance in the mid-20th-century Champlain Valley. Dr. Green’s book chronicles her experiences growing up in Essex County after...

March Santanoni Winter Weekend

Join us for a ski or snowshoe during Camp Santanoni’s annual Winter Weekends! On March 16-17, explore the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge, view displays about the Great Camp, and take short interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage volunteers. Buildings will be open to the public from 10-3. The event provides a rare opportunity to...

Secondhand Stories: Exploring Architectural Salvage

Are you restoring a period home, redecorating a room, or building a new house? Architectural salvage warehouses offer a fantastic array of extraordinary everyday items, from vintage doorknobs and escutcheons to fireplace mantels, appliances, doors, sinks, stained glass windows, and eclectic one-of-a-kind treasures. Salvaged materials are often taken from demolished or modernized residential and commercial...

Summer Newsletter & Tour Schedule Mailing

Heads up AARCH members - check your mailboxes in mid-April for the 2024 Summer Newsletter and Tour Schedule! Our annual Summer Newsletter details all upcoming tours, workshops, and special events for the 2024 season (between June and early October). So many of you enjoy reading over the newsletter and sending in your tour choices ahead...

AARCH Annual Meeting

Heaven Hill, Lake Placid/Virtual Please RSVP by Friday, April 19 Join us at our Annual Meeting on April 26 at 2:00 PM! We are gathering to elect board members and take care of annual business. You can read more about our new board members here. You have the option to join us via Zoom or...

Beyond the Blueprint: Buffalo’s Adirondack Connections

Join AARCH May 29 - June 1 in exploring the connections between the architecture of the Adirondacks and Buffalo!With the Richardson Hotel as our base, we will tour some of Buffalo’s iconic architectural masterpieces and see how a nonprofit has transformed a historic church into a center for construction trades training. Our visit will focus...

Preserving Historic Plaster Workshop

Have you ever been curious about how to identify and repair historic plaster work in your home, workspace, or on a project? Join AARCH for this rare opportunity to learn from master plasterer Richard Barrow as well as contribute to the ongoing restoration of the iconic Graves Mansion in Au Sable Forks. Gain hands-on experience...

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

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 Adirondacks and promoting 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...