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News and Events
Covid Response – We have discussed how to proceed for the planned 2020 Summer season. The majority of those consulted were strongly in favor of cancelling the programs over concern for the possible effects of the virus and a strong desire not to be the locus of any local outbreak. So, with concern for our community health, FHHL is cancelling the formal Summer programs. Still, we want to keep momentum to the extent that we can. Stay tuned, as this could change if New York continues to push the number of cases downward.
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It is surprising to see, as COVID-19 sweeps the world, how similar some of the challenges are to those the country faced when cholera arrived in 1832. In both cases America watched disease spread from country to country and wondered when, and for some, if, it would reach our shores. When it did, it appeared first in Whitehall, NY, to an America that was unprepared to cope with a virulent and unfamiliar disease.
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The talk will feature images selected from the museum’s collection of more than 3000 Stoddard photos. Seneca Ray Stoddard is famous for his 19th C. photographs of the Adirondacks, taken over a span of twenty-five years.Read More >
Every hundred years, for some Post Offices, including Huletts Landing 12841 and Clemons 12819 in the Town of Dresden, the date equals the zip code. This December 8, 2019, the Clemons Post Office 12819 Zip Code meets that date. The United States Post Office has approved a specialty postmark for this occasion.Read More >
All children three and older are invited to a great summer Art Workshop focusing on watercolor art. The event is hosted by the FHHL and the art educator from the wonderful Hyde Collection museum in Glens Falls. The event is rain or shine and a $5 donation per child is suggested to offset material costs.
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This year the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing Calendar for 2020 features lovely historic post cards.
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We hope you’ll participate in the annual meeting of The Friends Historic Huletts Landing and bring ALL your ideas and suggestions for how we can make it even better and honor our rich history while still making it relevant and exciting for generations to come.
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Sponsored by the Women’s Guild of Huletts Landing, come on out and enjoy an evening with our sacred community of Huletts Landing for the annual Community Supper!
Please bring a large prepared main dish or salad to share.
Please also bring your own cutlery, dishwater and preferred cocktail.
Ice tea, lemonade, water and desserts provided
All are welcome and encouraged to join, so gather all your friends and family and join us as we celebrate our wonderful community.Read More >
Have you ever biked along Erie Canal, perhaps spotted it on your drive and admired it? Well now you can learn why it was built and how its construction impacted canal communities.
Brad L. Utter, Senior Historian & Curator of New York State Committee on Geographic Names at the New York State Museum will be giving a historical lecture on why the Northern Canal was built and how it impacted the surrounding communities.
Wednesday August 14th, 2019
Mountain Grove Memorial Church
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How come this distinguished looking building is NOT a New York Landmark? Find out why when Tom Keating presents his talk on New York Landmarks!Read More >
Everyday we all enjoy our cities and take for granted that we can see so easily at night, but how did everyone get by before there was electricity? How did all the opulent hotels stay illuminated? How was the city that never sleeps so bright? Or was it?
Join us on WEDNESDAY, July 17th as John Ripp (who spent 40 years studying and remediating 19th century manufactured gas plants throughout the country including old gas works in Troy, Ballston Spa, Saratoga, Glens Falls and Whitehall) discusses how iconic New York cities & hotels were lit before electricity.
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We’re honored to feature geometric drawings by local legends Tom Keating and Jim Keating.
Find out more, view their drawings, sip wine, snack on cheese and mingle with friends at the opening reception on July 27th from 5 – 7pm at The Huletts Library & Gallery
Their work will be on display thru August 22nd.Read More >
You are cordially invited to the Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Company Open House. Come get to know your fire department and its resources better and enjoy free ice cream sandwiches. Every 15 minutes a “Stop the Bleed” kit will be given away and training provided.
Also, encourage your kids and grandkids to enter the poster contest to win fame and prizes in three age categories. Click here for all the details of the contest.
Feel free to call Fire Chief Jay at 518-480-9595 with any questions.Read More >
Join us out in the park for a fun evening of mingling and jazz for the Women’s Guild of Huletts Landing Annual Fundraising Event!
$10 per person donation and please bring a bottle of wine and appetizer to share!
All are welcome and gift baskets will be raffled off! So mark your calendars and grab your friends and family and come out on Friday, July 12th!
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We’re honored to feature the beautiful paintings by the lovely and talented artist Nancy Smith.
Opening reception will be June 29th from 5 – 7pm at The Huletts Library & Gallery and we hope you’ll join us as we sip on drinks, mingle with friends and meet the artist.
Her works will be on display thru July.
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We hope you’ll attend the first Trustees Meeting of 2019!
This meeting is open to the public and it’s a great time to catch up and discuss what’s coming up this Summer.
Our Trustees & Officers are always thinking about new ways to make the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing fun and relevant to the community and we would love your input and feedback.Read More >
We hope you can join us as neighbors and key partners of the Lake George Land Conservancy’s (LGLC) in the recent conservation project in Huletts Landing. Join LGLC staff to celebrate the grand opening of the Leeming Jelliffe Preserve’s trail system, Friday, September 7, 2018. The event will include a ribbon-cutting and dedication of the preserve.
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Let’s keep our beloved Huletts Landing Library & Gallery looking beautiful!
Kick off the Summer lake season with us and converse with your fellow friends of Huletts Landing while we open the Library & Gallery, clean, pick up rubbish, rake leaves, weed, hang signs and do what we can to keep her looking sharp. We would LOVE your help and if you have tools even better!
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Come participate in the Annual Meeting of the historical society and bring your ideas and suggestions.Read More >
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has protected 37 acres in Huletts Landing, Washington County by purchasing a 33.3-acre upland piece and a conservation easement on the adjoining lower 3.7-acres lakefront property.Read More >
The 2019 Calendar features the distinctive photography of Carrie Marie Burr whose pictures of Huletts Landing houses were featured in Adirondack Life last fall.
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The Stoddard show will be displayed through the end of August at the Huletts Library and Gallery (open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, 10:00 to 12:00). Click to hear more about the event and see photos from July 25th. Beautiful Water & Light gift books available, all sales benefit the FHHL.
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Tom Keating will discuss the origins of famous and not so famous landmarks in New York City.Read More >
See the pictures from Floating Classroom from our event on July 16th.
See the pictures from Floating Classroom from our event on July16th.
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The Huletts Landing Community Supper is scheduled for August 1. It will take place in the Washington County Park Pavilion
and is sponsored by Women’s Guild of Huletts Landing.
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Timothy Weidner, the distinguished head of the Chapman Museum, will be our guest speaker on July 25th. He will present a wonderfully illustrated talk on the work of the famous photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard around Lake George.
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Don’t miss this year’s “Wine in the Park” party with a “An Evening in Paris” theme. The event is sponsored by the Ladies Guild of the Mountain Grove Memorial Church and benefits their Community Outreach program.
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Kids will love it when the Lake George Association’s Floating Classroom comes to Huletts this July 16th which is a Monday. Learn more here….
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The training is free. The Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Company sponsors the $50/person cost from its budget, and also provides coffee and those fantastic Historic Grounds Donuts.
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This is our annual spring work morning at the Huletts Library and Gallery. We really need your help so come for an hour or the morning!Read More >
We are so pleased to be able to share the watercolors of Mark Malgrem. We hope you will join us for a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at the Huletts Gallery and Library.Read More >
Please attend the first Trustees Meeting of the year. A great time to catch up and think about new ways to make the Friends of Historic Huletts fun and relevant to the community.Read More >
Adirondack Life magazine’s “At Home in the Adirondack’s” issue features a 10-page article showcasing Carrie Marie Burr’s photographs of three historic Huletts houses with a narrative by editor Annie Stoltie based on interviews with the homeowners. It is on news stands now. Featured are Lucy White’s 1882 “Seven Pines,” David and Marian Knight’s 1874 “Craigdarroch,” and Peter Suozzo’s 1917 “Ferncliff.” The story also highlights our larger effort, capturing images for the Historic Camps of Huletts Landing Project on which FHHL and Carrie Marie Burr are working.
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All are welcome at the FHHL Annual Meeting. It is an opportunity to volunteer and/or make suggestions for next year’s activities.Read More >
Mr. Mayorga is bringing his incredible talent back to Huletts Landing with a program that will include the Preludes by Chopin, a salute to the “Tin-Pan Alley” songwriters of the 20th century, including Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern along with a dash of Disney! He has had a long career and the LA Times has called his artistry, “Impeccable pianism”. Tickets are $20 (cash or check) and may be purchased by contacting Barbara Wilford at 518-499-0739, Donna Williams at 518-499-2712 or email@example.com
Proceeds will be used for community outreach.Read More >
Calendars are now available. Call Tom Keating at 518-499-2365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copies for yourself and as gifts.
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Here are some pictures from the Pember Museum children’s program called Animals Around the World.Read More >
The “one night only” showing of the Pickel post card collection was well attended and here are some pictures from the evening.Read More >
We are lucky to have Ellen Apperson Brown talk about her great uncle the Lake George preservationist John S. Apperson Jr. who is the subject of her recently published book.Read More >
The auction invites the work of talented amateurs and experienced professional artists of all ages who retain most of the sale price! Everyone with an artistic bent, whether photography, painting, hand crafts, sculpture or woodworking is invited to participate. Grandchildren’s work is especially popular with Grandparents. It’s a fun event and a chance to schmooze with your neighbors near the end of Summer.
This has been an extremely popular event each year and draws 80 to 100 people. It is a silent Auction where you write your bids on cards by the painting or other work of art. If you win you then pay our esteemed Treasurer-Curator-Event Organizer.Read More >
Come enjoy a Huletts Landing Community Supper on Wednesday, July 26th at the Washington County Park Pavilion. Bring a large prepared main dish or salad to share. Iced tea, lemonade, water and desserts provided. BYO cutlery, dishwater and preferred cocktail.
Sponsored by The Women’s Guild of Huletts Landing.Read More >
This newsletter information is a comprehensive update of the work of our volunteer fire department. Your 2016 donations enabled the community to obtain 5 AED’s and certify 75 residents in CPR . We now have Medical Direction from Glens Falls Hospital, for the community AED that is mounted on the caddie shack at the Huletts Golf Course. Our newly acquired Stair Chair has already been used 3 times in medical responses. Firemen are now being given additional video training at our fire house. An ice rescue pole, extending to 60 feet, has been added to our rescue and fire fighting equipment.Read More >
Our first children’s event of the summer will be hosted by Bernie Hoffman of the Pember Museum and feature animals from around the globe. It is a hands-on morning, she will have hides or pelts, along with antlers and skulls of animals native to Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America and Australia. From Zebras to Kangaroos, it will be a world of fun. And of course she will bring an animal friend to introduce to everyone.
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Please join us at a wine and cheese reception for the opening of our gallery show of the work of Peter Mitchell. The show will run until August 12, but don’t miss the opening. Peter Mitchell has lived, hiked and photographed Lake George for more than 30 years. His discerning eye is always searching for breath-taking new perspectives. One of his current goals is to hike and photograph all 175+ mountains, peaks, hills, cliffs and ledges that surround Lake George, each with their own unique view of the lake.
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With more than 120 different cards, the Pickel collection is likely the most comprehensive of cards of Huletts Landing specifically. These encompass real photo cards, the color lithography cards from Germany made from photographs taken by the Detroit Photographic Company and many more recent cards up to color photographs from Richard Dean.Read More >
Come re-wine at a fundraiser for the outreach program of the Women’s Guild of Huletts Landing. Bring a bottle of wine and an appetizer to share.The outreach program provides funds for local needs like fuel, food, clothing and scholarships.
Donation is $10 per person.Read More >
The trustees will meet on Saturday June 24th from 9-10:30 AM at the FHHL Gallery. Bring your ideas!Read More >
Broadway is the only street which runs the whole length of Manhattan island. Tom Keating, curator and treasurer of the FHHL is also a Big Apple Greeter, part of a Welcome-Visitor Service from NYC Volunteers. He walked Broadway over five days and took photos of whatever interested him and you will see it all in this presentation. Broadway is rich in 19th. and early 20th. century architecture and the character of the street changes as you move through different neighborhoods. Come enjoy a richly illustrated talk!Read More >