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Summer Preview

By Kate Ritter. As we pack our winter coats away in favor of lighter layers, the AARCH staff is busy preparing for another full season of educational outings in the Adirondack Park and beyond.  In celebration of AARCH’s 25th anniversary, our schedule is more extensive than ever with many returning favorites… >>More

Paint Colors in Adirondack Architecture

By Mary B. Hotaling.  Choices of exterior colors for Adirondack buildings have historically been governed by availability of paints, preferences for style, and the owners’ desire for either visibility or privacy. One source of paint was provided by the mountains themselves.  “In the fall of 1893 D.M. Haley…discovered a deposit… >>More

 

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State’s Adirondack Park.  AARCH was formed in 1990 to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks’ unique and diverse architectural heritage.  This legacy includes not only Great Camps and other rustic buildings, but also the many other structures that embody the whole range of human experience in the region.