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Historical society to present ‘Ad’k Women and Words’

April 24, 2012
Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society has announced the final program of its four-part 2012 "Odds and Ends" Winter Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 25 at Howard Johnson's Restaurant in Lake Placid. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. with attendees encouraged to come for dinner at 6 p.m. The program is titled "Adirondack Women and Words: Adelaide Crapsey and Jeanne Robert Foster," presented by Marilyn McCabe.

The Adirondacks has a rich history of women writers who took inspiration and sustenance from these mountains and the hardy but often difficult life here. This presentation will focus on two women, one a local who traveled the world but kept the mountains in her heart and words, and one who came here to die, but in those last months flourished as a writer in a way she had not before.

Poet McCabe, who grew up just outside the Blue Line, now lives in Saratoga Springs. She has presented information on this topic in conjunction with two other poets, Elaine Handley and Mary Sanders Shartle, interspersing glimpses of the life and writings of Adirondack women with their own work inspired by the Adirondacks.

The event is free and open to the public.

Watch for the Memorial Day opening of The History Museum and special events throughout the season. The ICE! exhibit, which opened May 2011, will be on display through October.

For more information, contact the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society at 518-523-2529 or email



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