AARCH Lectures

Lectures are a great way to learn about architecture, preservation, and the communities in our region and beyond!  AARCH has presented lectures from Herkimer to Chazy, Big Moose Lake to Diamond Point, and many locations in-between!  For a full description of talks available from AARCH staff members, click on this document: Lecture Presentations

Featured Lecture Topics:

  • The 100 Mile House: Why Old is the New “Green”
  • Preserving Patrimony: Lessons of the Cuban Experience
  • Adirondack Architecture: Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition
  • What Style Is It?
  • 50 Years of Historic Preservation: What’s It All About?
  • Mythbusters: What is the National Register of Historic Places?
  • There’s More to Adirondack Architecture than Great Camps
  • Camp Santanoni: Past, Present and Future 
  • Historic Bridges of the Adirondacks

For more information or to arrange for a presentation with your group or school, please contact AARCH by email or by phone: (518) 834-9328.

2019 Lecture Schedule

Note: contact sponsoring organizations regarding further information for each lecture, such as parking, cost, accessibility, and reservations. 

March 27, 6:30pm
The 100 Mile House: Why Old is the New Green
Kelly Adirondack Center

May 26, 1:00-4:00pm
Westport: What Style is it?
Sponsored by Saranac Village at Will Rogers


This list is growing, please check back often for additional lecture dates. Also, be sure to sign up for AARCH e-Matters, our digital newsletter, for up-to-date changes, cancellations, and additions.

2018 Lectures:

April 24, 11:30
Adirondack Architecture:  Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition
Senior Lecture and Lunch, SUNY Adirondack

March 11, 2pm
Robert & Anna Pruyn’s Camp Santanoni
Albany Institute of History & Art

March 14, 7pm
The Irresistibility of Historic Preservation
Saratoga Springs Public Library

January 24, 7pm
Adirondack Architecture: Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition
Chester Public Library

January 23, 6pm
Adirondack Architecture: Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition
University Club, Albany