Adirondack Museum to welcome Mountain Men this weekend
- When: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Where: Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Community, Museum|Activity
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The American Mountain Men are traveling from throughout New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont to converge at the Adirondack Museum again for their annual Adirondack rendezvous, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16.
During one of the museum’s most popular events, visitors have an opportunity to explore and discover how life was lived in the wilderness in the 1820s to 1840s. The mountain men will camp out in their tents and tipis throughout the museum campus and, dressed in historically accurate clothing, talk about early 19th century survival skills.
Visitors will see demonstrations of firearm and bow shooting, tomahawk and knife throwing, fire starting, campfire cooking, and more. There will be displays of pelts and furs, clothing in eastern and western mountain styles, period firearms, and much more. All activities and demonstrations are included in general museum admission.