In the late 19th century, Port Henry was one of the wealthiest villages in New York state. Iron mining paid for new schools, churches, parks, libraries, and other institutions—many designed by famous architects. Within a few short blocks, Port Henry offers a spectrum of architectural styles ranging from Second Empire to Craftsman. From the Sherman Free Library to Henry’s Garage, from Christ Episcopal Church to Foote’s Port Henry Diner, you will have the opportunity to capture the visual range of historical structures.
Award-winning Adirondack photographer Nancie Battaglia will be your instructor. Start your master class at the Iron Center Museum for a talk and slideshow on technique. Get a history lesson from members of the Moriah Historical Society before hitting the streets to practice your skills on this diamond-in-the-rough town. After lunch, gather again at the Museum to share the challenges and surprises of the day, review images, and reflect on what you’ve learned together in this historic community.
This tour is led by photographer Nancie Battaglia, with historical assistance from Betty LaMoria and Joan Daby of the Iron Center Museum.
The tour begins at 9 a.m. and ends around 1:30 p.m.
FEE: $75 for members and $85 for non-members.