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Friday, June 19, 7pm---
The Wilmington Historical Society will host a presentation and book signing by author Niki Kourofsky with her new release, Adirondack Outlaws: Bad Boys and Lawless Ladies on Friday, June 19 at 7 pm at the Wilmington Community Center just off Springfield Road in Wilmington. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided by the Country Bear Bakery in Wilmington. For further information, contact the Wilmington Historical Society at 518-420-8370 or email email@example.com
WILMINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOST TALK AND BOOK SIGNING ADIRONDACK 102 CLUB— MAY 31st
Sunday, May 31st, 2pm---
The Wilmington Historical Society will host a presentation and book signing by author Martin Podskoch with his new release, Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country on Sunday, May 31st at 2 pm at the Wilmington Community Center. Marty’s talk will discuss his inspiration for the book, the writers who assisted, and the places described in it. The book is a guide to travelers in their quest to visit all 102 towns and villages in the Adirondacks, or the reader may choose to be just an armchair traveler. In either case, readers can learn about the history and fascinating places in the Adirondacks. Each 2-page spread was written by a resident of that town so you are getting an insider's information about the history, the uniqueness of the place, recreation opportunities and points of interest. By getting the book signed or stamped in each town, the reader-traveler will also get to know the friendly locals and be able to discover good places to eat or stay and learn about interesting local attractions. There are no rules or requirements to be a member and there are no documents to turn in. One may keep a journal in addition to this book in their quest. There is no membership fee, just a desire to experience the whole Adirondack region. Adults and children of all ages can be members. Once a member has reached their goal of visiting all 102 towns & villages, they will then receive the “Vagabond” award.
Marty Podskoch chose the name “Vagabond” because that is the word that Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone & John Burroughs used in describing themselves when they took automobile camping trips together in the Adirondacks and other sojourns throughout America to get away from their busy lives. They traveled through the Adirondacks twice. In 1916 they camped near Saratoga Springs, Indian Lake, Elizabethtown, AuSable Forks, Paul Smiths & Plattsburgh. In 1919 they picked their spots as the day allowed--Loon Lake, Long Lake, Lake Placid and Plattsburgh. They were the source of many news stories and their trips led New York State to build campsites to encourage auto camping. New York Senator Betty Little says about the Adirondack 102 Club, “It is one thing to say ‘I visited the Adirondacks,’ but quite another to say ‘I experienced the Adirondacks.’ I promise an enriching journey and encourage you to do so with friends and loved ones with this unique passport in hand. A great adventure awaits! This book is an invitation I encourage you to accept.”
The Wilmington Historical Society program on May 31st is free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided by the Country Bear Bakery in Wilmington. For further information, contact the Wilmington Historical Society at 518-420-8370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
A New Book-“Wilmington & the Whiteface Region” is here!
Now one of the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing, Wilmington and the Whiteface Region is authored by the Wilmington Historical Society.
About the book:
While the year-round population of Wilmington has never been more than 1200, it swells to about 3.000 residents on average during the summer months, with 400,000 tourists visiting annually. As a small town in the Adirondack Mountains, Wilmington’s history spans 2 centuries, transforming from its agricultural and industrial roots to a popular four-season tourist resort. We are proud to have been able to put the history of our town into context with our book Wilmington and the Whiteface Region, with photographs and information of interest for residents and tourists alike. The 11 contributing authors of Wilmington and the Whiteface Region, each with a unique area of expertise, are Laurie Bepler, Nancy Cressey, Robert J. Cressey, Gilbert Dyke, Linda Joss-Dyke, Merri C. Peck, Karen Marshall Peters, Robert Peters, Julie Robards, Guy Stephenson Jr., and Douglas A. Wolfe. It is an ideal “memory book” for local past and present residents. We know that residents and others with ties to Wilmington will take pride in re-forming their identity through the history of their town. It makes a unique “souvenir” book for tourists whether they visit one or more of our attractions of Whiteface Mountain, Whiteface Mountain Highway, Whiteface Ski Center/summer gondola ride, High Falls Gorge, and Santa’s Workshop, or whether they come here to ski, fish, hike or bike or just relax and refresh their personal spirit and appreciation of life. We wish to encourage visitors to not just come once, but to return again and again to enjoy all that our town has to offer it can be purchased from the Wilmington Historical Society, at local gift shops and stores, and in book outlets such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Order your copy here
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