AARCH Matters
       October 2012                   Vol. 4, Issue 12
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Another season is coming to a close, with just one more tour to go. Thank you to everyone who helped support AARCH this summer by attending a tour or event, sending a donation, opening your home or business to us, lending your knowledge, or just mentioning us to a friend. Our members and friends are our best advertising and we appreciate every bit of it.
We can't be everywhere so it's also a big help when you keep us informed about what's going on in your community. This can be in the form of calendar updates for AARCH Matters, tour ideas, preservation award nominations, or alerts about endangered properties. Keep it up!


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2012 AARCH Preservation Award Recipients
2012 awardees
Front Row: Joe Russo, Margie Russo, Anita Persson, George Persson, R. Peter Clarke, Janet Clark, Kevan Moss, Pat Willis, Peter Schrope and Willem Monster.
Back Row: Steven Engelhart, Carl Stearns, David Hislop and Tom Willis.

On September 24 a crowd of 50 gathered at The Farmhouse Restaurant at Top of the World Golf Resort in Lake George to honor the 2012 AARCH Preservation Award winners. This is our opportunity to recognize the hardworking and committed homeowners and organizations who recognize the value of our historic structures and diligently protect them. 


This year's award recipients were: Town of Brighton, Brighton Town Hall; Alexander Michael, Lewis Missile Silo; Save our Schoolhouse, Star Lake Schoolhouse; R. Peter Clarke and the Community Association, Paradox Community Center; Willsboro Heritage Society, Willsboro Heritage Museum; and Larry Marnes, Mooers Train Station. 



Around the Region
The War of 1812 Comes to Essex
Essex Community Church
October 9, 7:30 pm
A multimedia presentation by Historians, Morris Glenn and Shirley La Forest; the talk and slides will feature the military roles played by prominent settlers of Essex and surrounding area.   

New Exhibit: Queensbury's Boom, from Country to Suburb
Chapman Historical Museum
October 4 - December 30
To celebrate Queensbury's 250th anniversary, a new exhibit is opening that will explore the post WWII development of the area that took Queensbury from a rural township to a bustling community.
For more information call 518-793-2826 or visit Chapman Museum.

Lecture at SUNY-ESF Ranger School
October 11, 7:30 pm
The Adirondack Park Agency's Wetland Protection Program, presented by Dan Spada, Supervisor of Natural Resource Analysis, APA.
For more information visit The Ranger School

Lecture series at the Whallonsburg Grange
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm
  • October 2 - The Ten Mile House: Why the "Greenest" Buildings Might be Existing Buildings. Steven Engelhart, AARCH Executive Director.
  • October 9 - Native American Settlement and Archeology in the Champlain Valley.            Chris Wolff, Assistant Professor of Archeology, SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • October 16 - Singing for Change: "Protest" Music in American History.                                A presentation in words and song by Mary-Nell Bockman and the Wannabees.

$35 per series / $5 per class / students free For more information visit The Grange

Family Fall Day at Grant Cottage

October 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Musicians Tom Smith and Nancy Armstrong will provide "Ol' Tunes and Different Sounds". 
Bring a picnic lunch while enjoying drum & fife tunes. Children's activities include
creating Victorian calling cards, playing checkers, and folding the flag. Journey down to the Eastern Overlook to witness a spectacular fall foliage view of the Hudson Valley while children can send signals using a replica Civil War-era military drum.
For more information call 518-584-4353 or visit Grant Cottage.      

If you have a regional event or announcement you'd like included in AARCH Matters, please email the information to susan@aarch.org.


Thank you for your continued support of AARCH, and we look forward to seeing you soon! 



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