July 21, 2019, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), is moving full steam ahead with its roster of events for the month of August.
Starting on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10, the American Mountain Men are returning to the ADKX. After traversing the wilderness of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, these Mountain Men will again converge at the museum. They will pitch tents, build fires, cook rustic meals, demonstrate their firearm, bow shooting, tomahawk and knife throwing skills and many more traditional wilderness trades during their annual weekend encampment.
During this popular annual event, visitors will have the opportunity to explore and discover how life was lived in the wilderness in the 1820s to 1840s.
The wheels are also in motion for a NEW family event all about transportation in the ADK – Rolling ‘Round the ‘Dacks. On Saturday, August 17, visitors can board the Roaming Railroad, a trackless train ride around the campus or test their skills at remote control boats and cars. Upstate Model Railroaders will also be here to showcase portable layouts with Adirondack themes.
Then on Saturday, August 24th, The ADKX presents the second annual Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market. The Art Market is the joint effort of the museum in collaboration with the Akwesasne Cultural Center and the Abenaki Cultural Preservation Corporation. The 2019 Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market feature master and emerging Indigenous artists from the Mohawk communities of Akwesasne (located where Ontario, Quebec, and New York State intersect on the map) and Kahnawake (located adjacent to the city of Montreal).
Visitors can explore their rich cultural heritage, artistic inspirations, and modern adaptations through a wide range of art-forms and creativity. Traditional and contemporary art will be available for sale including basketry, painting and drawing, beadwork & quillwork, photography, textiles, pottery, jewelry, and mixed media. Traditional Mohawk music and dance will be played throughout the fair.
All the above events are included with general admission to the ADKX.
About Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region through interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and culturally rich collections in more than 24 historic and contemporary buildings on a 121- acre campus in the heart of the Adirondacks. The ADKX offers a broad range of programs and activities including special and permanent exhibitions, a state of the art 19,000 square foot Life in the Adirondacks interactive exhibition, a new outdoor experience – ADKX Boathouse on Minnow Pond, plus daily activities with artisans-in-residence, workshops, lectures, interpretive programming, family and educational programs, and signature events like the Made in the Adirondacks Fair, American Mountain Men, Rolling Round the Dacks – new this year, Mohawk and Abenaki Art Market, Rustic Furniture Fair, Antiques Show and Sale, and FallFest. The museum is supported in part with donations from the general public, with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For additional information, call 518-352-7311 or visit www.theADKX.org.