Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington were passionate about the arts, nature, and animals, and were no strangers to altruism. Their philanthropy created or supported numerous parks, libraries, and museums along the east coast. Their largest regional contribution came between 1932 and 1939 when they donated 15,000 acres surrounding their William West Durant-designed estate on Arbutus Lake in Newcomb, to the New York State College of Forestry to create the Anna and Archer Huntington Wildlife Forest. The property, which has been held in trust by Syracuse University for what is now the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), is the site of ESF’s Adirondack Ecological Center and Adirondack Interpretive Center. We will tour the camp, learn about Durant’s original design, the Huntington family, and the site’s use by the college for ecological research.
This tour is led by SUNY-ESF Adirondack Ecological Center Associate Director, Paul Hai. The tour begins at 10 AM and ends around 3 PM.
The fee is $50 for members and $60 for non-members.