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Working for the Man: Songs and Stories of Adirondack Lumberjacks and Miners

NORTH CREEK - Tannery Pond Community Center will host musician Lee Knight and Adirondack Museum Educator Christine Campeau as they share songs and stories of logging camps and mining towns on Jan. 10.

The program begins at 3:30 p.m. and is free for Adirondack Museum members and school-aged children; $5 for non-members.

Logging camps and mining towns were found throughout the Adirondacks in the late nineteenth century. The work of lumberjacks and miners was characterized by dangerous conditions, long hours, and low pay. Life was hard and sometime heartbreaking, but was also filled with music, laughter, stories, and strong community ties.

Museum Educator Christine Campeau will share historic photographs, objects, and stories of work, family, and life in Adirondack logging and mining communities. Musician Lee Knight will sing traditional ballads of logging camps, mining towns, and rural life.

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