April 7, 2019 | 1:30 pm
Special Murray’s Fools tasting in the Visitor’s Center before and after the presentation.*
In 1869, Boston-based clergyman and author William Henry Harrison Murray published a collection of advice and anecdotes on his camping trips to a then little-known region – the Adirondacks. The volume, ; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks would launch a thousand camping trips, inspiring hordes of untested city folk to try their hand at “roughing it” in the Adirondack wilds. Known as Murray’s Fools, these adventure-seekers flooded the region, spurring the growth of a tourism industry that would change the Adirondacks forever.
Adirondack Experience Library Director Ivy Gocker will explore the impact of Murray’s influential guidebook as well as the life of Murray himself, based in large part on the ADKX’s own collection of correspondence, publications, and scrapbooks from Murray and his family.
Join us for a special Murray’s Fools tasting in the Visitor’s Center before or after the presentation. Visitors can enjoy up to three tasting samples (per NYS regulations) from the following menu: