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Newcomb Hosts TR Weekend: September 15-17, 2017

image of teddy rooseveltDid you know Teddy Roosevelt had a love for the Adirondacks and a special connection with the Town of Newcomb, NY? This small town in the heart of the Adirondack Park was actually the starting point of Roosevelt's midnight ride to the presidency. Join in the community's celebration of the life and times of Teddy Roosevelt on September 15-17, 2017 - TR Weekend!

During the three-day celebration, events will take place all over the Town of Newcomb. There will be nature walks, demonstrations, rides, a fishing derby, dinners, fireworks, activities for kids and families, and more!

2017 TR Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 15:

Theme - Women's Suffrage Movement & the Centennial of Women Winning the Right to Vote in New York State

  • 1pm-4pm: "Mining in the Mountains - The Tahawus Story" - Exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum
  • 4:30pm-6pm: International Food plus Gourmet Mac & Cheese Dinner hosted by NCS Senior Class "Suffragettes" - School Cafeteria
  • 6pm-7pm: After dinner, there will be a presentation featuring Mary Cirbus, Program Coordinator for the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Association

Saturday, September 16:

Theme - United States Enters World War I

  • 8am-10am: Pancake Breakfast hosted by NCS Class of 2020 - School Cafeteria
  • 8am-10am: Paddle from Cloud-Splitter Outfitters to Long Falls - Meet at Hudson River Bridge on Route 28N
  • 9am: Free Wagon Rides to Camp Santanoni
  • 9am-11am: Fishing Derby - Coach Winslow's Pond on Route 28N
  • 9:30am-10:30am: Running of the Colors (4th Grade to Adult) - Winebrook Hills Neighborhood
  • 9:30am-10:30am: Blacksmithing Demonstration with blacksmith Dan King (Tupper Lake) - Newcomb Overlook on Route 28N
  • 10am-1pm "The Best Coffee in Town" hosted by Ed LaCourse
  • 10am-2pm: Car Wash/Bake Sale hosted by Class of 2020 - Newcomb School front parking lot
  • 10am-3pm: Float Plane Rides piloted by Tom Helms (Long Lake) - Newcomb Town Beach Dock
  • 10am-3pm: Goodnow Mountain Interpretation hosted by Mike Gooden, ESF Forester; a family-friendly hike with spectacular views
  • 10:30am-12pm: ESF/Paul Smith's Timber Sports Teams Scrimmage - Newcomb Overlook on Route 28N
  • 11:30am-1pm: Pulled Pork Lunch hosted by NCS Class of 2019
  • 12pm-3pm: A showing of the American Experience TV presentation entitled "The Great War-America Comes of Age"
  • 1pm-2pm: Log Rolling Competition hosted by ESF & Paul Smith's Timber Sports Teams - Town Beach, Lake Harris
  • 1pm-4pm: "Mining in the Mountains - The Tahawus Story" - Exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum
  • 2:30pm-3pm: FREE Ice Cream Social - Newcomb Overlook on Route 28N
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm: Blacksmithing Demonstration with blacksmith Dan King (Tupper Lake) - Newcomb Overlook on Route 28N
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: Join guest speaker Dr. Rich Frost as he discusses the Plattsburgh, NY movement started in 1914 that trained 27,000 young men for military leadership roles in preparation for the U.S. entry into World War I
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: "Rubber Ducky Race" hosted by the Class of 2021; purchase a Rubber Ducky from a class member for $5 each or 3/$10
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm: BBQ Dinner hosted by the NCS Class of 2019
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Junior Class members will present "The Role of American Women During World War I" - School Auditorium
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm: Join Dr. Roy H. Ginsberg, Newcomb Foreign Affairs Roundtable Moderator, and Pres. Theodore Roosevelt (aka Joe Wiegand) for a special session on World War I: "America at War and the Quest for Peace, 1917-2017" - School Auditorium
  • Dusk: Fireworks after presentation at Newcomb Overlook; Class of 2021 will be selling glow sticks, funnel cake, flags, balloons, and more

Sunday, September 17:

Theme - Upper Works & Tahawus Day

  • 8am-10am: Breakfast hosted by NCS Class of 2019 - School Cafeteria
  • 9am: Free Wagon Rides to Great Camp Santanoni
  • 9am-10am: Ty Yandon 5K Race - Newcomb Health Center
  • 10am: Memorial Service honoring local Newcomb World War I Veteran, Leslie Braley, and all military veterans - Huntington Cemetery
  • 10am-2pm: TR Weekend Golf Tournament hosted by the NCS Class of 2018
  • 10am-11:30am: Huntington Lodge Tour, followed by a guided nature walk guided by Charlotte Demers, ESF - Look for sign on Route 28N and follow directions to Huntington Lodge
  • 1pm-4pm: Join Paul Hai and President Theodore Roosevelt for tours of the McIntyre Blast Furnace and McNaughton House, at the site of the former Village of Adirondac, and a tour of the newly renovated Masten House - Follow signs on Tahawus/Blue Ridge Road

For additional details, visit the Town of Newcomb's website »

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Photo: New York State Public Library Digital Collections