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Monday Evening Xplorations

Monday Evening Lectures are now Monday Evening Xplorations
New Name, Same Engaging Programs!

We are looking forward to a great season of Monday Evening Xplorations. This year we would like to try a new reservation system so we can be sure to accommodate all of our guests. To reserve a seat for any of the 2019 Xplorations please use the link below and follow the instructions provided. There is no charge for a reservation. On line reservations will be capped at 75 to allow for a limited number of walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis on the evening of the event. For popular events, ADKX may offer repeat programs. Please check back for more information and updates.

ADKX Auditorium
Free for members and $5.00 for non-members.
Free with paid admission on day of program. 

Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pm

Peter Bauer

The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010

For decades, shortcomings in the Adirondack economy and the slow population decline in many Adirondack communities have been blamed on environmental policies. An analysis of 40 years of national economic and population trends finds our challenges are the same as all of Rural America. **Our 2nd Annual John Collins Monday Evening Xploration **

Monday, July 15 at 7:30 pm

Dan Berggren

Adirondack Folk Music: Keeping the Tradition Alive

From the lumber camp to the coffeehouse, folk music of the Adirondacks expresses what is real, humorous, poetic, dangerous, and sublime. CD-signing after the program. 

Monday, July 22 at 7:30 pm

Ivy Gocker

Knowing Harold: the Life and Legacy of Our Founder, Harold K. Hochschild

Ivy Gocker shares oral history clips and personal reflections from Harold K. Hochschild’s friends, family, and collaborators. With special guest Peter S. Paine, Jr.

** Special Members Only Buffet Picnic will be held prior to this program. Click HERE for more information. ** 

Monday, July 29 at 7:30 pm

Melissa Otis, PhD, with special guests Jerry Pepper and Hallie Bond

Consuming Indianness: Native Americans in Adirondack Tourism

Melissa Otis examines the labor of the Iroquoian and Algonquian people in Adirondack tourism during the 19th and 20th centuries. Book-signing after the program.

Monday, August 5 at 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Ted Comstock & Chris Woodward

A New Look at the Adirondack Guideboat, Its Origins, Its Builders, and Its Construction

From a rough draft left by the late Stephen B. Sulavik, Comstock and Woodward completed The Adirondack Guideboat. The authors recount their efforts to reconstitute the draft and highlight new finds. Book-signing after the program.

Monday, August 12 at 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm

Jason Scott, Julia Goren, Wes Lampman & Spencer Morrissey

High Use: How Do We Manage for the Success of the Adirondack Park?

The High Peaks Wilderness has seen dramatic increases in the number of visitors, a phenomenon mirrored throughout the Adirondacks. More visitors have both positive and negative effects. How can we support the success of the Park while protecting it for all? Book-signing after the program. (Photo: Nancie Battaglia)

Monday, August 19 at 5:00 pm

Joanna Ebenstein

Stuffed Kittens and Rabbit Schoolhouses: Walter Potter and his Fantastical Taxidermy

Joanna Ebenstein, Founder of Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy, discusses the work of eccentric English Taxidermist Walter Potter in the context of the Victorian taxidermy craze. Includes a screening of Ronni Thomas’ documentary “The Man Who Married Kittens.” Book-signing after the program.

Monday, August 19 at 7:30 pm

Evan Michelson

The Saddest Object in the World, an Illustrated Lecture and Show-and-Tell

Evan Michelson tells the poetic and tragic stories linked to a unique piece of taxidermy, part of her private collection, in this lecture and show-and-tell.