Join us for several presentations relating to local and regional history in the historic Cornwall Brothers Store. All presentations are held on the first floor of the Museum at 7pm. Admission is free for museum members, non-members are asked to donate $3.00.
2014 Gallery Presentation Schedule
Thursday, July 10 Clayton Butler, Senior Research Assistant at the Civil War Trust, Washington, D.C. The Story of Thousand Island Park. A narrative history of Thousand Island Park: how it rose to prominence among the resort communities of the Thousand Islands; how it distinguished itself from its peers and how it has survived and sustained a vision of itself in the 20th century. Mr. Butler, a life-long summer resident of Thousand Island Park, will explore the path of a turn of the century community which has survived the passage of time.
Thursday, July 17 Susie Smith More about the 1000 Islands… Life, danger & and personalities. Susie Smith, editor of the on-line magazine thousandislandslife.com, will introduce some of the most interesting individuals and their stories of history, intrigue and even danger! The 600+ articles published over the past 5 years has given her a lot to talk about!
Thursday, July 24 Fritz Hager, Executive Director, Antique Boat Museum. Wish You Were Here: Postcards From the Gilded Age in the Thousand Islands. Bronson Quackenbush collected over 3000 postcards from the early 20th century, during the Gilded Age of wealth and opulence in the Thousand Islands. His grandson, Fritz Hager, acquired the collection in the 1980’s and donated it to the Antique Boat Museum in 2009. He will present an overview of the collection and a tourist’s view of the Islands over 100 years ago.
Thursday, July 31 Judy Keeler, Trustee, Alexandria Township Historical Society. Ms. Keeler, Singer Castle historian and avid researcher, will take her audience on a narrated visual river tour of islands and shorelines, cottage and castles constructed during the “Golden Age” when the Thousand Islands region made its mark as a summer resort destination. This program will give a taste of what’s to come during the Search Light Tour being sponsored by the historical society on Tuesday, August 12.