Museum to host Mountain Men
- When: Saturday, August 18, 2012, time TBA
- Where: Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Community, Museum|Activity
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The history, traditions, tools and lifestyle of the trappers, explorers and fur traders of America’s bygone eras will come to life next weekend as an encampment of the American Mountain Men occurs at the Adirondack Museum.
Visitors to the museum Friday Aug. 17 and Saturday Aug. 18 will be experiencing compelling demonstrations of tomahawk and knife throwing, and campfire cooking by re-enactors belonging to this national organization. Pelts, furs, and firearms associated with the early American rustic life will be on display.
Mountain men are powerful symbols of America's wild frontier a museum representative said this week.
Legends about mountain men continue to fascinate because many of the tales are true: their lives were rough, and despite an amazing ability to survive in the wilderness, they faced death on a regular basis, she said.
Founded in 1968, the American Mountain Men group researches the history, traditions, and lifestyle of these frontiersmen.
Members work toward mastery of the primitive skills of both the original mountain men and Native Americans. The group prides itself on the accuracy and authenticity of its interpretation, she said.
No charge beyond normal admission fee. Details: www.adirondackmuseum.org.