Power Tools for Women Workshop

Power Tools for Women Workshop

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

Preserving Camp Santanoni

Preserving Camp Santanoni

Camp Santanoni and the Santanoni Preserve was a huge private estate, created by Robert and Anna Pruyn of Albany, covering nearly 13,000 acres. Construction started in 1892 and at its heyday, the property included nearly four-dozen buildings, a 200-acre working farm and a Japanese-inspired log villa. In 1972, Camp Santanoni was acquired by the State…

Biking the Boquet Valley

Biking the Boquet Valley

Join AARCH on a scenic bike route through the rolling Boquet Valley, a region that is known for its fertile farmland and charming hamlets. Meeting at the Whallonsburg Grange, we’ll first see the Grange’s work to restore its Grange Hall as a community center and to adaptively reuse the former Whitcomb’s Garage for arts, retail,…

Touring Tupper Lake: Architecture, Industry, & Reuse

Touring Tupper Lake: Architecture, Industry, & Reuse

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, including our first stop to today’s Sunmount Developmental Center….

Gems of Greenwich: A Heritage Capital in Washington County

Gems of Greenwich: A Heritage Capital in Washington County

The Washington County community of Greenwich is home to some of the area’s best and most vibrant architectural heritage in the southern part of the North Country. Greenwich’s National Register-listed village historic district boasts roughly 165 historic structures with a rich number of 19th and 20th century architectural styles ranging from Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate,…

Restoring Wood Windows Workshop

Restoring Wood Windows Workshop

One of the preservationist’s most common cry is to ‘Save Those Wood Windows!’ Understanding how to implement vital maintenance and repair of wood windows conserves their functionality and helps preserves a building’s historic character. Through this workshop, attendees will gain crucial insight and hands-on experience in saving wood windows from an expert. Join AARCH at…