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Look for the 2018 Summer Tour Schedule Mid-April! 

Thanks to all who made the 2017 season so memorable.

AARCH is going modern! Our theme for the summer is twentieth century architects in the Adirondacks. Our adventures this season will include outings to examine the work of two regional architects, William Prescott and Jeremiah Oosterbaan. The designs of both men resulted in numerous examples of mid-century modern residential, commercial, and institutional buildings throughout the Adirondacks. We are also lucky to have a rare opportunity to join contemporary Lake Placid architect Andrew Chary for an in-depth look at his recent work at The Point, an exclusive resort reimagined at the former Great Camp of William Avery Rockefeller. 

As always, our summer itinerary is packed with  some of our most popular outings, new variations on old favorites, and  many brand new adventures! We’ll traverse the diverse terrain of the Adirondacks, from the woods of secluded Great Camps to the rich farmland of Essex and Keeseville. We’ll also venture Beyond the Blue Line with a visit to Seneca Falls to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. 

We hope you will join us on our summer adventures as we explore modernism and more in the Adirondack region!




Tours fill quickly and we highly recommend becoming a member to take advantage of priority registration and discounted rates.

During the priority registration period, members must fill out a TOUR REQUEST FORM to be included in the lottery process that takes place on May 15, 2017.

Event Registration is immediately available to members and non-members and tickets may be purchased in the AARCH Storefront.  You may also register for events by contacting Virginia.

Our regular activities include:

  • Sponsoring a series of tours to historic places throughout the Park
  • Holding workshops
  • Conferences
  • Giving educational slide presentations
  • Publishing our Newsletter and e-Newsletter, AARCH Matters
  • Offering “architecture-in-education” programs in the region’s public schools
  • Providing technical assistance to homeowners, municipalities, businesses and other organizations
  • Helping to manage and interpret Camp Santanoni
  • Promoting the preservation of Adirondack fire towers by sponsoring three fire tower restoration projects
  • Giving out annual awards
  • Keeping track of and advocate for Endangered Properties
  • Holding preservation easements