Many years ago, early settlements in the Adirondacks grew up near the Hudson River because it was commonly used for transportation. One of these places was the Town of Lake Luzerne in Warren County, which will host a 2016 Summer History Ambassadors’ Program. During this July and August, if you visit the town’s historic district, you can learn more about its local history and the Hudson River through participating ambassadors.
The 2016 Summer History Ambassadors’ Program is a way for Lake Luzerne to share its history through people who are passionate about the subject. The program is sponsored by Lake Luzerne, and it is run by ambassadors, more specifically, history buffs, dedicated storytellers, and hospitality delegates.
This year’s list of ambassadors includes: Mike Berliner, Christine Blakely, Arden Blunt, Sharon Bosford, Michael Burkley, David Cranston, Harriet Eggleston, Kathy Garofalo, Sally Goodhart, Eileen Hickey, John Hickey, Hugh McKnight, Joyce McKnight, Joe Kavanagh, Carol Maher, Pam Morin, Lisa Salvadore, Sue Trentecoste, Sue Wilder, and Ted Wilming.
The program’s ambassadors will be located at different sites in the town’s historic district, such as the Pulp Mill Museum, the Gailey Hill Schoolhouse, the Rockwell-Harmon House, and the Kinnear Museum. All of these historic sites are within walking distance of one another. Additionally, you’ll see the old Leatherworks Smoke Stack nearby, as well as the Bridge of Hope, which overlooks the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers.
The Ambassadors’ Program will run throughout July and August, every week Thursday-Sunday, from 10:00AM-2:00PM. On July 30, there will be a special event halfway through the program named Lake Luzerne History Day.
For these local events, all you need to bring is your passion for history!