This Popular Lecture Series is back and includes lectures on Tuesday and Thursday evenings!
Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July and August we will host a remarkable presenter who will speak on an interesting topic that is historic and relevant. Come early and enjoy a delicious buffet meal. Dinner is served at 6pm, followed by our lecture. Price to attend the dinner and lecture is $30.00, and must be paid upon reservation. Lectures can be attended for $15.00.
These lectures sold out each week last summer, so don’t wait to register!
Men may attend if accompanied by a woman in July. Please call 518-668-9690 to make a reservation or make an online reservation by clicking the links below.
July 6th, 2021
Build Your Life With Color and Imagination
Step Up – Stand Out – Break Through
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Have you ever asked yourself this question? Why is it that one person finds success,while another person finds excuses? Ask yourself, which person do you want to be?
Each of us is YOUnique and none of us the same, an ongoing masterpiece in progress. Our lives reflect the colors, stories and pictures that we paint in our life, through the life we lead,experiences, and our careers. Everyone is born with gifts, unique talents, interests … a blank canvas. It is up to each person to develop, cultivate and unleash them. This high energy, engaging, interactive talk will build YOU up to Step Up, Stand Out and Break Through.
Build Your Life With Color and Imagination, with Sharon Burstein, is high-energy engaging and interactive. Sharon opens minds with innovative ways to connect more effectively with others crossing all cultures and developing meaningful ways to engage in more meaningful conversations. Rich in content, Sharon’s motivational speech and presentation is fun and engaging. Everyone will learn simple techniques to infuse into your life that will help you create excellence with lasting impressions. Sharon motivates with her high
energy, words, messages, ways to build greater confidence and tips to achieve greater success in all aspects of your life. Sharon tremendously connects with her audience. Her strength is working with women helping build confidence step by step, communicate more effectively being YOUnique, understanding your Leadership Image how to communicate and work to achieve more success in life.
Sharon Burstein is one of America’s most in demand and
respected motivational speakers and is an award-winning author. She has worked with hundreds of thousands of people globally for more than 25 years inspiring and creating business and leadership images. Author of three award-winning books, Sharon has been recognized and received numerous National and International achievement awards. President-CEO of Sharon Burstein International consulting and speaking, her successful global career has included: owning and working with private and publically traded companies, International Marketing, Speaker, Manufacturer, Patent owner, Media Producer, and Educator.
Sharon created Leadership Summit America Symposium in 2016 and in 2017 launched the successful YOUniquely YOU! Putting Women First – The Power of Possible retreat
for women of all ages and walks of life.
July 8th, 2021
The Archaeology of Wiawaka
The Chapman Museum
7:00 – 8:00 pm
During this program we will be talking about the archaeological investigations at the Wiawaka Center for Women. In 2010, a small porcelain room number was found in the garden bed by a volunteer.
Thus began the multi-year endeavor to understand the many things that have happened on this property as it transformed from an American Hotel to the women’s retreat we know today.
July 13th, 2021
Georgia O’Keeffe Her Art, Her Home
7:00 – 8:00 pm
July 15th, 2021
Impersonated by Claire Nolan
7:00 – 8:00 pm
July 16th, 2021
Musical Performance by Red Canna
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us for this beautiful performance by these well known and popular performers. You will enjoy this evening’s musical performance lakeside under our tent.
Red Canna features:
Elizabeth Kasius Woodbury – Piano
Bobby Kendall – Bass
Mitsuko Suzuki – Violin
July 20th, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 pm
This image is Ted Caldwell’s grandfather, Harold Bixby and as he is standing behind Charles Lindbergh. The date of the photo is February 13, 1928. Lindbergh returned to St. Louis for the first time since his historic flight.
July 27th, 2021
The highs and lows of love and heartache, from Victorian wedding gowns to scandalous tales of sexual harassment.
Marriage isn’t what it used to be, but what did it really used to be? In Colonial America, marriage was largely a matter of property and reproduction. Romantic love as we know it today was not considered necessary to wedded bliss until the Victorian era. Some same-sex couples quietly cohabited in the Green Mountains in plain sight during the nineteenth century, although their relationships were not recognized as “marriage” until a century later. Domestic abuse, sexual harassment, and scandal have been tabloid fodder since the earliest days of Vermont’s statehood. This exhibit will explore the highs and lows of love and heartache, from gorgeous Victorian wedding gowns, to scandalous tales of sexual harassment. Despite changing social customs, we may find that human nature has changed very little over the years, although the nature of marriage continues to shift.
Callie Raspuzzi has been the Collections Manager at the Bennington Museum for 16 years. She attended Colgate University and has a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the George Washington University.
July 29th, 2021
S. Gwenne Rippon
The Story of when Diane Struble swam Lake George
7:00 -8:00 pm
This presentation will be from her daughter, S. Gwenne Rippon, of Diane Struble. She can share first hand what her Mother’s journey was like. She is featured in a recent issue of Women Swimmers on Lake George. LOCALadk Magazine – LOCALadk Spring 21 (uberflip.com).
August 3rd, 2021
J.S. Wooley Visits the Sagamore Hotel
J.S. Wooley, the photographer, was a world traveler. One of the locations he visited was the elegant Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, NY. Please join us as we enjoy the rich history, stories, and historical significance of the Sagamore through the lens of J.S. Wooley in his travels.Carol McCarthy will take us on a “tour” of the History of the three Sagamore Hotels, originally built in 1883. The elegance, glamour, tragedies, and struggles of this magnificent property through the years will be presented through a PowerPoint presentation which includes a wealth of vintage photos.
Bio: Carol McCarthy is a Professor Emeritus in the Business Administration Department of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Ms. McCarthy is a strong women’s advocate and serves on the Board of Wiawaka. She is a frequent lecturer on the History of Millionaires’ Row and has been fortunate enough to live on two of the Millionaires’ Row properties. Carol has spent many years enjoying the splendor of the Sagamore Hotel.
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August 10th, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Amelia Earhart- Pioneer in Aviation
Amelia Earhart’s fearless, adventuresome spirit leads to hair-raising rides down her homemade roller coaster, and she is enthralled with the wonders of the new “flying machines” during a family vacation to the Iowa State Fair.
As she matures, she is fulfilled by her work as a nurse’s aide and begins to consider a career in medicine. This idea “flies out the window,” however, when she pays a pilot $1.00 to take her up for a short “hop” in his plane. From then on, the science of aviation becomes her passion as flying becomes her career.
She follows her dreams with an indomitable spirit, and her story will inspire everyone to pursue their own budding interests, whatever they may be, and will also reinforce the importance of family, respect for others and individuality.
These presentations sold out quickly. Reserve your tickets today.
August 17th, 2021
We will celebrate Katrina Trask’s upcoming 100th anniversary
Katrina Trask Gateway Presentation
The Katrina Trask Gateway Memorial in Congress Park was completed the year Mrs. Trask died, 1922, under the supervision of George Foster Peabody. The Gateway featured an ornate wrought iron gate that originally led to the Katrina Trask House, a center for women’s activities. The Saratoga Springs Department of Public Works completed a major renovation in 2019. We will look back at the creation of this Memorial in a presentation that will include readings from Mr. Peabody and Mrs. Trask.
August 24th, 2021
“Diamonds And Rust”….and other Gems of Joan Baez
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Take a musical tour of he songs of an icon, performed by Julie Jenne on her guitar. Hear masterpieces ranging from her formative years of protest songs, to obscure folk songs, as well as Woodstock and the “Bob Dylan” years. Enjoy a musical collage of Joan Baez spanning decades of her memorable music and the impact she had on the world of her time.
Formerly from Central New York, Mrs. Julie Jenne recently retired from teaching in the South Colonie Central School District. During that time Mrs. Jenne had the pleasure to direct Middle School Choruses, as well as teach General Music (including piano and guitar) and assist as the Music Director for the school’s musical productions.
Mrs. Jenne has quite an extensive background as a Music Educator, having taught at the Elementary, Junior High, High School and College level while earning her Masters Degree in Music Education at Syracuse University. During her years at these levels Mrs. Jenne taught Choral Music, Vocal Lessons, General Music and was the Director and Producer of over 30 musical productions. Mrs. Jenne also performed with local theatre companies in the Syracuse area. While in Central New York she directed Vocal Jazz Ensembles that performed at Festivals at Syracuse University as well as LeMoyne College and NYSSMA Vocal Jazz Festivals. She directed one of the few Junior High Vocal Jazz Ensembles in the State of New York. Mrs. Jenne has guest conducted the High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble at the Rensselaer All-County Music Festival in January 2015, as well as The Columbia County All-County Jazz Festival in 2011 and again in 2013.
Mrs. Jenne’s knowledge of the Vocal Jazz Idiom is a result of having a Vocal Jazz Concentration at Syracuse University, including singing in the well known SU Vocal Jazz Ensemble “Windjammers”. Mrs. Jenne acquired training in this genre under the instruction of Professor Diana Spradling at Syracuse University and later at Western Michigan University, where she attended an intense Vocal Jazz Camp as a vocalist and a guest conductor under the direction of Dr. Steve Zegree and Mrs. Diana Spradling. Mrs. Spradling has toured nationally, giving workshops on the Vocal Jazz Idiom and has published a book on the Vocal Jazz Voice. She was also instrumental in Mrs. Jenne’s Vocal Jazz Adjudicator Certification at the New York State All-State level, through NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association). Mrs. Jenne has been invited to adjudicate many solo festivals over the years, and is currently a private instructor of voice, piano, guitar and ukulele at The Glens Falls Music Academy, as well as in her home studio.
Mrs. Jenne is happy to have had several new opportunities including working with the Stillwater High School musicals as Music Director, serving as one of the worship leaders (2014-2019) at Calvary Family Life Center in Glens Falls, assistant directing Sing! Sing! Sing! Senior Citizens Chorus at The Glens Falls Senior Center ( formerly at Queensbury Senior Citizen’s Center), recently joining the Adirondack Voices Chorus and performing with The Lake George Community Band as their solo vocalist!