Piano Lesson Offering

Margaret Meyer will be teaching piano lessons beginning this fall. She will be teaching them out of her home in Peru and possibly in Plattsburgh as well. She may be able to teach in a student's home depending on the number of students, scheduling etc...

Her website is in the process of being updated so check back http://www.margaret.meyer.net

For more information you may contact her at meyer.margaret@gmail.com

Homeschool Parent Support Group

Homeschool Parent Support Group

When: Saturday August 6th 9:30am-10:30am 

Where: Farmhouse Pantry  http://farmhouse-pantry.com/

Contact: Sarah Vaillancourt

Come learn more about homeschooling in the North Country, talk about your plans for the upcoming year, and connect with other homeschooling parents. Homeschooling parents of all experience levels welcome.
Due to the constraints of the space, we ask that parents find alternate childcare for their children. Babes in arms welcome. 
Any questions, contact Sarah Vaillancourt at Farmhouse Pantry (thekitchen@farmhouse-pantry.com or 518-293-5174).

The Adirondack History Museum Fire Tower Program Family Day


The Adirondack History Museum
Fire Tower Program Family Day
July 30th 2016
The Essex County Historical Society is sponsoring a series of classes and hikes focused on the historic role of Adirondack fire towers in forest stewardship. The Adirondack Fire Towers and Land Stewardship Program is offered to community members and school groups throughout the 2016 season.
The daylong sessions will begin with a 1 hour class at the Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown, followed by a 2.5 mile round-trip guided hike to the restored fire tower at Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the nearby town of Chesterfield. Participants should wear clothing and hiking footwear appropriate for the day outdoors and bring a snack, ample liquids, and lunch, which will be enjoyed on top of the mountain.
The program will examine Adirondack fire tower history, using the Museum’s exhibit and restored fire tower as resources. Hike participants will learn about the natural history of Poke-O-Moonshine and its fire tower in protecting the surrounding forest.
The free session will be offered to families in the community and recommended for children in the 4th to 8th grade level. The field day will occur on July 30th from 9 am until about 3pm. For further information, or to reserve, contact David Thomas-Train at badtts@gmail.com . 

Play at the Jay Theatre Friday July 15th

Everyone is invited to the Mountain to Mountain Youth Theatre Production of Aesops Musical foibles and the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon. 

Friday July 15th at 6:30pm at the Jay Theatre-- right in the center of jay NY. 

Come see some great acting. It is always a evening of fun, laughter and great theatre. 

Art in the National Parks Talk at the Alice T. Miner Museum

Find Your Park Trough Art
Thursday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.
The Alice T. Miner Museum
9618 Route 9
Chazy, NY 12921

The Alice T. Miner Museum is pleased to announce that former director/curator Amanda Palmer will be returning to the museum to share with us her campaign to encourage artists and people of all ages to find their park through art! She will give a presentation during which she will discuss her several artist residencies in the National Parks, reveal some of her many inspirations, and explore a few of her creative methods. Amanda’s artwork will be on exhibit for the following week and will be available for sale.

Amanda has completed artist’s residencies at Homestead National Monument in Nebraska and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area in Wyoming and Montana. She also has been awarded residencies at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Petrified Forest National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. She has been invited to give her Find Your Park Trough Art talk this fall at Zion National Park, where she will also teach a relief printing workshop.

In celebration of its 100th birthday, the National Park Service launched the Find Your Park movement to inspire all people to connect with, enjoy, and support America’s national parks. Find Your Park also encourages people to explore state parks, local parks, trails, museums, historic sites, and the many ways that they can connect with history and culture, enjoy nature, and make new discoveries.

Secrets of Benjamin Franklin’s Kite at Miner Museum

The Alice T. Miner Museum announces:
Secrets of Benjamin Franklin’s Kite
Friday, July 22, 7:00 p.m.

Chazy, New York – We’re all familiar with the story of Benjamin Franklin’s discovery of electricity by flying a kite in a lightning storm. But what really happened on that day in 1752? Join us at the Alice T. Miner Museum on July 22 to find out! Jan McCormick will demonstrate a replica of Ben’s kite and explain how it was made. Could he have really flown it, and did he actually perform his famous experiment? Where did the myths about Franklin and electricity come from?

This program will explore science and history through hands-on activities and is free and open to children of all ages. Refreshments will be served, and visitors will also have the opportunity to play some historic games of Ben Franklin’s time.

The Alice T. Miner Museum is located in Chazy, New York. This fifteen-room Colonial Revival museum houses Alice T. Miner’s collection of furniture, ceramics, glass, samplers, silhouettes, quilts, dolls, and more, most from the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum also displays artifacts related to Alice and William Miner’s life and philanthropic work in the North Country.