TAUNY in Canton presents 'Talk & Taste' with author of 'A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks' on Oct. 12
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:08 am

CANTON -- TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, 53 Main St., presents its next “Talk & Taste” lunchtime program featuring Richard Longstreth, scholar and author of “A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks,” Thursday, Oct. 12, from noon-1 p.m. This program will include a talk and book signing.

Richard Longstreth examines Adirondack architecture in light of major factors that have influenced the region's settlement and development through the twentieth century. This talk first addresses industries -- such as agriculture, logging, tanning, mining, and the manufacture of iron and iron products -- that brought people to the region after the Revolution. He will then discuss how land and water transportation helped industrial enterprises reach their markets.

The talk will also address recreation as a long-standing, major force in the Adirondack economy. Diverse recreational facilities, from campsite to hotel, have had a decisive impact on shaping much of the Adirondack landscape. Conservation initiatives have also done much to define the region’s physical character.

The talk will end with some thoughts about what is (and is not) distinct about the architecture and the built environment more generally within the Blue Line.

This lunchtime presentation is part of the TAUNY Talk & Taste Program Series, which features lunchtime presentations on a variety of regional topics along with an opportunity to purchase a specially crafted meal by Big Spoon Kitchen of Potsdam, inspired by the themes of the talk. The lunch for this event is a hearty squash soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.

The cost for the lunch is $12 or $10 for TAUNY Friends. Guests can reserve their lunch by Oct. 11 by calling TAUNY at 315-386-4289, or at TAUNY’s online folkstore at tauny.org. There is a suggested donation of $5 for this presentation, for those not purchasing lunch.

Additional information about this program series can be found at tauny.org.