AARCH Wants to Visit the Acres

Dear AuSable Acres community members,

My name is Karyn Norwood; I’m the program director for Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH). I had the great pleasure of visiting the Acres earlier this week with Rosemary Barry, who graciously informed me of the Acres’ fascinating history and architecture—I was blown away. To begin, a little bit about us: AARCH is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park region, whose educational mission is to promote better public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the region’s architecture and communities. It is with this mission in mind that I write to see if anyone might be interested in being part of a public tour of the community of AuSable Acres (for examples of our outings, see here: http://www.aarch.org/tours/). Our tours are open to the public and focus on the communities and architecture of the area—some past tours include visits to: Lyon Mountain, local farms (“Small Farm Rising”), Santa’s Workshop, Great Camp Santanoni, and Raquette Lake, among many others. Highlighting this Adirondack community’s story and development is very important and would be a tremendous addition to our tour offerings for this upcoming year. Ideally, this tour might include a visit to 4-5 homes of different architectural styles and end with a visit to the lake. The tour would probably take place in the late summer or early fall, with a public attendance of no more than 15-20 people. We would, of course, be very flexible as to scheduling and respecting homeowner’s wishes for the visit. Please write to me directly with any questions, comments, or to learn more about what this might entail, at karyn@aarch.org; or give me a call at 518-834-9328.

Thank you sincerely for considering this!


Karyn Norwood
Program Director
Adirondack Architectural Heritage

On a personal note, after meeting with Karyn I think this would be great for AuSable Acres. Please think about it and do get in touch with Karyn if you would like to participate.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President