The Women of Camp Santanoni

The Women of Camp Santanoni

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 Camp Santanoni, a 12,900-acre wilderness estate established in 1892 alongside a 200-acre working farm, is an architectural wonder rich with the stories of the people who have lived and worked there, and enjoyed and preserved it. While women have always played a central role at Santanoni, their stories have not always…

William and Alice Miner’s Chazy

William and Alice Miner’s Chazy

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Philanthropist and businessman William Miner grew up in rural Chazy and made his fortune by inventing, patenting, and manufacturing specialized railroad equipment. In 1903, he and his wife, Alice, returned to the family’s Chazy farm and began more than three decades of innovative philanthropic work in the region. In this expert-led…

Touring Tupper Lake: Architecture, Industry, & Reuse

Touring Tupper Lake: Architecture, Industry, & Reuse

Thursday, September 14, 2023 Tupper Lake’s major industrial, institutional, and community buildings help to highlight an expansive, multi-layered history and their preservation offers the community a canvas for a vibrant future. On this outing, we’ll explore several defining places, structures, and facilities that bring Tupper Lake’s past into clearer view. Opened in 1924, the former…

Lumber Yard Open House

Lumber Yard Open House

Friday, September 15, 2023 Lumber yards can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. If you are looking for guidance for your next trip to the lumber yard, we have you covered! Join AARCH and our friends and partners at Ward Lumber to learn about navigating a lumber yard in search of the best materials for projects…

Power Tools for Women Workshop

Power Tools for Women Workshop

Saturday, September 16, 2023 The world of power tools can seem intimidating for women – but it shouldn’t be! AARCH believes strongly in empowering women to build and wield personal and professional DIY skills safely and confidently. We are teaming up with regional contractor and construction firm owner Leisa Almekinder to explore the importance and…

Finding the Adirondacks in Albany

Finding the Adirondacks in Albany

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Looking to the Adirondacks from Albany, we can learn much about members of the Pruyn family and many other notable figures who influenced the Adirondack region as well. In the mid-19th-century, garden cemeteries like the Albany Rural Cemetery borrowed designs that took a picturesque form, with tree-lined, meandering paths, stonework, and…