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Taxidermy Weekend


Saturday, October 5

9:30 – 5:00 – Anthropomorphic mouse taxidermy workshops led by Divya Anantharaman, and Daisy Tainton, happening concurrently (Sign up HERE)

10:00-3:00 –  Guided Tours of the Curious Creatures exhibit with Joanna Ebenstein and Christopher English

10:00-2:00 – Screening of Death and Taxidermy and The Man Who Married Kittens, alternate showings throughout the day

3:30-5:00 – Screening of the feature documentary Stuffed (FREE for members, $5 for non-members without museum admission)

5:00-6:00 –  Screening of The Man Who Married Kittens and post-screening discussion with Joanna Ebenstein, Ronni Thomas,  and Carol Hozner

7:00  – Curious Creature Masquerade at the historic Adirondack Hotel (cost $35 reserved ahead, or $45 at the door) Pre-register by contacting The Adirondack Hotel at 518-624-4700.

Sunday, October 6

10:00-6:00  –  Starling taxidermy workshop with Divya Anantharaman (Start time may change) (Sign up HERE)

Location information:

All daytime programs and workshops will take place at the Adirondack Experience, the Museum at Blue Mountain Lake. The Museum is located in the heart of the Adirondacks about five hours from New York City and two hours from Albany by car. In early October, the forest is in full splendor and the area is quite popular for leaf peepers and other tourists. The area is both spectacular and remote; there is no public transportation, train service, or Uber available to or within the vicinity. Limited taxi service is available within parts of the Adirondack Park. The Museum and nearby lodging areas can only be reached by private or rental cars. We highly recommend arranging for travel to the Museum and lodging locations well before the event.

Where to stay? The hotels in Long Lake are a 15-minute drive from the Adirondack Experience. Other options include The Hedges and The Hemlock Hall (both in Blue Mountain Lake, about five minutes from the Museum). You can also check out our lodging business members HERE