LaBastille Day

July 10, 2017 | 10:00 am – 8:30 pm

A day-long event celebrating the life and legacy of Anne LaBastille.

Anne LaBastille

Special Presentations

Anne LaBastille: Woodswoman, Ecologist, Author, Friend with Leslie Surprenant

11:00am and 1:00pm | Auditorium

Learn much more about the life of “Woodswoman” Anne LaBastille and the enduring legacy of conservation, education and literature she leaves for future generations. An inspiring role model for many, Anne LaBastille broke trail for women in conservation, courageously advocated for the environment and wrote award-winning books including the Woodswoman series, Jaguar Totem, and Women and Wilderness; over 150 popular articles and 25 scientific articles. First to research the flightless Giant Grebe of Guatemala, she spearheaded Guatemala’s first wildlife preserve. Her pioneering work in wildlife ecology in the United States and Latin America earned international recognition and awards including the World Wildlife Fund Gold Medal for Conservation, the Explorers Club Citation of Merit, and Society of Women Geographers Gold Medal. This biographical tribute by long-time friend Leslie Surprenant includes a slide show with many unpublished photos taken throughout Anne’s life and a selection of Anne’s personal belongings and books for viewing.

Anne’s Writing Legacy

2pm | Auditorium
Learn about the Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency program at the Adirondack Center for Writing. Nathalie Thill, ACW Executive Director, introduces the program. Select writers from the program share their stories and

Monday Evening Lecture

The Life & Legacy of Anne LaBastille

7:30pm | Auditorium

On-going Activities

Visit Anne’s Cabin in the Adirondack Experience

10am – 7:30pm

Write On

10am – 7:30pm
Share how Anne’s writing affected you or tell your Adirondack story.

Build a Cabin

10am – 6pm
Families can work together to assemble a scale sized log cabin.

Bring Your Dog to the Museum

10am – 7:00pm
Anne loved her German Shepherds. Today, you can bring your dog to the museum and enjoy presentations and exploring the grounds.
Doggy Day Care available for your visits to exhibitions and café.
Doggy Day Care available from 11am – 7pm

Documerica Flipbook

Look through a selection of photographs taken by Anne LaBastille as part of the Documerica project.

Anne LaBastille, Snowshoes, and Dog

Anne LaBastille with dogs and typewriter

Anne LaBastille on front porch

Anne LaBastille at lake shore

Anne LaBastille checking map

Anne LaBastille boat and swimmers

Very Important Member Tent

Relax in the shade of the Very Important Member Tent, where members enjoy comfortable seating, and complimentary beverages and snacks. We’ll have some of Anne’s favorite treats to sample – she had interesting taste, of course!