“Welcome to Keeseville” Coloring Book: Open House

“Welcome to Keeseville” Coloring Book: Open House

Saturday, July 20, 2024Keeseville Community Arts Festival 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…

A Dam Too Far: Million Dollar Dam & McGregor Powerhouse – FULL

A Dam Too Far: Million Dollar Dam & McGregor Powerhouse – FULL

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 William H. Miner is perhaps best known as the wealthy railroad industrialist who returned to his modest Chazy farm to construct a 15,000-acre model farm in the early 20th century, but he also undertook numerous hydroelectric projects throughout the North Country. Located eight miles from the Miner Institute is a 6,800-acre…

Brews at The Barracks

Brews at The Barracks

The Plattsburgh Military Reservation goes by many names—the Plattsburgh Barracks, the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, even simply “the Oval.”  Regardless of what you call it, the area is home to numerous adaptively reused military structures. This section of Plattsburgh was the site of British and American engagements during the War of 1812, and housed elements…

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…

Schuyler Falls: A Historic Corner of Clinton County

Schuyler Falls: A Historic Corner of Clinton County

The bucolic Town of Schuyler Falls, a quiet and historic section of Clinton County, became its own municipality when it separated from the Town of Plattsburgh in April 1848. Its two scenic rivers—the Saranac and Salmon—provided power, while its bountiful woodlands and fertile farmland spurred both the lumber industry and agricultural pursuits. Simultaneously, other natural…

Stone Houses Open House

Stone Houses Open House

Stories, family histories, and livelihoods are all etched in the stone used for many fine homes throughout the North Country. Blue limestone quarried on Willsboro Point was used throughout the Champlain Valley; Au Sable Valley granite went into homes along present-day Route 9N in the area around Jay; and unique reddish-brown Potsdam sandstone was used…