This is our Community
Join Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) in 2018 as we celebrate the range of historic properties in our region and the spectrum of individuals who protect, maintain, interpret and value them.
This season AARCH offers many ways to participate with the preservation community: make new friends at an architecture class in Lake Luzerne, rub elbows with regional celebrities at a swanky Hotel Saranac benefit, or sit in the sunshine with fellow enthusiasts during a farm tour. Whether listening to a classical concert at The Sembrich or laughing through a comedy at the Depot Theatre, share with others in the affection for our heritage properties and the unique experiences they provide.
In addition to our tried-and-true classic tours, we’re excited to roll out this season’s newest offerings. You can take an in-depth look at Winter Olympic architecture in Lake Placid and examine its place on the world sports stage. Perhaps spend a day appreciating the art of Rockwell Kent, marveling at exquisite stained glass, or learning the secrets of architectural photography. Your canoe is reserved for a Civilian Conservation Corps trip and the grounds are being prepped at the King’s Garden. Your adventure starts within these pages.
Preservation takes a village. From staff at Young Life to historians at the Iron Center Museum, from Poke-O-Moonshine volunteers to Santanoni interns; from sculptors, farmers and generous property owners, preservation takes all of us. It takes you. Welcome to AARCH season 2018.
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 14, 2018.
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
- 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