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Elizabeth Folwell to Receive Adirondack Museum Award

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE The Board of Trustees of the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake has announced the selection of Elizabeth Folwell as the recipient of the 2007 Harold K. Hochschild Award. The Harold K Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the museums founder, whose passion for the Adirondacks, its people, and environment inspired the creation of the Adirondack Museum. Since 1990 the museum has presented the award to a wide range of intellectual and community leaders throughout the Adirondack Park, highlighting their contributions to the region's culture and quality of life. Folwell served as the first director of education at the Adirondack Museum and was the director of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for many years. Since 1989 she has been the editor of Adirondack Life, where she is currently creative director. She has written 159 articles in 18 years, and has done more than anyone to raise the profile of the magazine to that of one of the top regional journals in the country. Folwell has written several popular guidebooks to the region and her freelance articles on outdoor recreation, history and the environment have appeared in national publications. She has helped convey the history, beauty, and special nature of the Adirondack Park to hundreds of thousands of readers over the past two decades. The Adirondack Museum will formally present Folwell with the Harold K. Hochschild Award on Aug. 9.

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