Adirondack Architectural Heritage to hold its 25th annual meeting at the Indian Lake Theater

03 Jun Adirondack Architectural Heritage to hold its 25th annual meeting at the Indian Lake Theater

Adirondack Architectural Heritage to hold its 25th Annual Meeting at the Indian Lake Theater on Saturday, June 13, 2015

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is pleased to invite the general public to its 25th annual meeting to be held at the historic Indian Lake Theater on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The theater is a wonderful location for many reasons: It is a Tudor Revival style building that was designed by a notable regional architect, it has a long history of serving the entertainment and cultural needs of the community, and its current revitalization as a movie house and arts center was recognized with an AARCH Preservation Award in 2014.

The theater was designed by Glens Falls architect Grover Ward Shippey and built in 1937. Over his long and prolific career, Shippey designed private homes, cottages, inns, hotels, municipal structures, and commercial buildings. The theater closed in 2004 but was reopened as a year-round nonprofit theater and community space in 2008. Since then, community theater groups have packed the house for amateur productions of Hello, Dolly!, The Wizard of Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar, and other ambitious musicals. Thanks to the vision of Indian Lake Theater Inc., the building has been revived once again to its original use as a vibrant community center.

Besides conducting regular AARCH annual meeting business, this special matinee event — complete with popcorn — will feature the presentation of short films by three guests: independent filmmaker Michael Fisher, Mountain Lake PBS star Derek Muirden, and the up-and-coming Eli Moore, who will show his piece about Huybertie Pruyn, one of the great spirits and devotees of Great Camp Santanoni. Each piece explores how architecture can be used to tell stories and create a sense of place, and each showing will be followed by commentary from the artist.

Attending the annual meeting requires preregistration by calling 518-834-9328 or emailing The meeting begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. with cake and refreshments to follow.

Adirondack Architectural Heritage is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State’s Adirondack Park. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks’ unique and diverse architectural heritage.


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