LGLC Living Lands Series Continues in August with “Place Names of the Adirondacks”

Bolton Landing, NY – The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) Living Lands Series for 2021 continues August 4th at 5:30 pm with “Place Names of the Adirondacks,” a virtual presentation by Pete Nelson, a co-founder of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative and an adjunct faculty member at North Country Community College.

Each summer the LGLC offers this free weekly presentation series to take an exclusive and up-close look at the wildlife and people who utilize the land of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present.

Nelson will talk about the fascinating stories of some of the names in the region and the people whose presence and labors defined them. This presentation will focus on early mapping and surveying in the Lake George area and include the history of some of the place names that are connected to that mapping and exploration; examine how all-but-forgotten Adirondack history pre 1850 had a profound effect upon the shaping of America.

Nelson argues that the Adirondack frontier up until the mid 1800’s was critical to the development of our nation, just as the western frontier was later. He will also mention the Adirondack Diversity Initiative’s current efforts in the Park, and the relevance of those efforts to economic, environmental, recreational and other aspects of Adirondack life.

The Series continues with “Not the Last of the Mohicans” by Heather Bruegl, Director of Cultural Affairs, historian and member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community on August 11; “Bats” with DEC Wildlife Technician Kate Ritzko on August 18; and “Inspired by Lake George: J.S. Wooley” with author Richard Timberlake in conjunction with the Hyde Collection, on August 25.

Presentations are virtual and recordings go live at 5:30 pm each Wednesday; links are provided at lglc.org/events-and-programs/living-lands. Access to these recorded presentations is open to the public with the exception of the Bats presentation, which requires advance registration, as this will be a live presentation.

More information, including links to watch and register, is available at lglc.org/events-and-programs/living-lands. Videos will continue to be available thereafter via the LGLC’s website and YouTube channel, “LGLandConservancy.”