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 .