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America's Treasures: Three Adirondack Great Camps of the Gilded Age

Few have ever experienced “roughing it” like the wealthy businessmen of the Gilded Age, who turned the quiet wilderness of the Adirondacks into a haven for the rich and famous. Today, Great Camp Sagamore, once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, remains an icon of the early Adirondack lifestyle — and is the perfect location to begin your study of this opulent era. Join historians for a look into the lives of these famous camp owners, their well-known guests and the workers who maintained their lavish properties. Then, gain an appreciation for the region’s natural treasures as naturalists share their insight on the ecology of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, Lake Sagamore and Raquette Lake. Register through Road Scholar.# 20944

Earlier Event: September 18
Women in the Woods
Later Event: September 25
Painted Post Historical Society