May 12
through
December 15

2016

Grassroots Activism and the American Wilderness: Pioneers in the 20th Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement

Grassroots Activism and the American Wilderness: Pioneers in the 20th Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement” highlights the remarkable careers of John Apperson and Paul Schaefer, two citizen activists who were dedicated to preserving the Adirondacks and New York’s Forest Preserve. This exhibit focuses on their early forays into political activism. Indefatigable, determined, and politically astute, Apperson and Schaefer prompted a national dialogue around preserving wilderness for future generations. They are now remembered as giants of the conservation movement.

In the press! 

Check out an article written up about this exhibit on the DAILY GAZETTE

Selected images from the exhibition: 

Exhibit Opening @ Lally Reading Room Schaffer Library, Union College
Thursday, May 12th
12:50 - 1:45 p.m.

Guided tour of the exhibit led by Abi Simkovic, Project Archivist and Exhibit Curator. 

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Reception with remarks by President Stephen C. Ainlay, College Librarian Frances Maloy, and Project Archivist and Exhibit Curator Abi Simkovic. 

BE SURE TO GRAB A BUTTON!

When you visit the exhibit in the Lally Reading room. 

(Collect all six photos! Available while supplies last.)

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Bookmarks: John S. Apperson & Paul A. Schaefer

This material produced for this exhibition showcases a brief bio on each of these famous figures. Click on each image to read more.