Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower With Outdoor Education Class
Poke-O-Moonshine Fire Tower Centennial Celebration
The weekend of July 28-30, 2017 will see the celebration of the Centennial (1917-2017) of the restored Poke-O-Moonshine fire tower and the 20th Anniversary (1997-2017) of The Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, which has worked to restore the fire tower and trails on the mountain, and to educate the hiking public about the human and natural history of the mountain and the Adirondack region. The schedule of events:
- Friday July 28
5 PM Opening, Juried Poke-O-Moonshine Art Exhibit, 1719 Block Gallery, Keeseville. For details on submitting artwork, go to http://www.1719blockgallery.com/artists/
7:30 PM Slide Show: Fire Tower History and Current Work at Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondack Architectural Heritage, www.aarch.org 1745 Main St., Keeseville
- Sunday July 30
Late morning: Hike to Poke-O-Moonshine summit and fire tower; meet at the summit at 1pm to tour the tower, eat lunch, and enjoy singing by the Essex-based singers, The Wannabees.
3:00 - 4:00 PM: Gathering at the Campground at the base of Poke-O-Moonshine for cake and speeches by some who have been closely involved in the history and restoration of the fire tower at Poke-O and fire towers on other mountains.
4:30-7:30 PM: Party at Ausable Brewing Company, Keeseville, http://ausablebrewing.tumblr.com/ with food by Mace Chasm Farm http://www.macechasmfarm.com/ , music by local bands: Alice’s Fault, Ploughman’s Lunch, and The Wannabees
All Aficionados of Poke-O are invited!
Please join us at the Centennial! Go to http://pokeomoonshine.org/events to RSVP for the various Centennial events, as it will be very helpful to have estimates of attendance.