“The Morristown Gateway Museum will open a new exhibit on “Big Fish” this summer. The focus will be on fishing for Sturgeon and Muskie in the St Lawrence River near Morristown. The museum has contracted with Hallie Bond to research and manage the project. She was at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake from 1983 until 2012 first as Education Director and then as Curator. She brings a level of professionalism to the fishing exhibit that will be a step up for the Gateway Museum.
Funding for the project has been made possible by private gifts from museum trustees, the late Allan Bogardus, the Sweetgrass Foundation and several individuals.
The Museum plans to open the new exhibit to the public this summer with a formal opening on Saturday, June 30th.”
Much work has been done to gather information for this new exhibit and the Museum’s Board of Trustees is meeting later this month to discuss hiring a well-known exhibit designer that has done work for TAUNY in Canton.
I can safely say there is a “Wow Factor” associated with this new exhibit !
Our summer series concert chairman Chris Coffin has published a draft of the 2018 summer concerts. Mark your calendars for these events:
Saturday July 7 - The Shoes-Rock & Roll Dance Party
Monday July 16- The Sacci Band- big band music
Monday July 23- Barb Heller and Don Woodcock- Family Sing-A-Long
Monday July 30- Steeling Country- Country and Western Swing
Monday August 6- Alex Smith- Adirondack singer and songwriter
Monday August 13- Jack Kelly’s little Big Band
Monday August 20- Northbound- rock music from the 60s,70s, and 80s
Be sure to check back with this website regularly- there may be some additions to this list as we finalize the list.
We are very pleased to welcome Jeff Swift to our museum’s Board of Trustees. Jeff recently retired from BOCES and has been a longtime volunteer for the museum. He brings valuable hands on skills to museum that are badly needed to help with our ambitious agenda.
Our Bogardus Farm trail building project has hibernated as the weather makes it difficult to do outdoor construction. As soon as conditions improve the Town of Morristown highway department is ready move in and take the lead building a boardwalk across some of the marshy areas along the trail route. We are also looking for returning blue herons to the property. Late February/early March is nesting season for these majestic birds. We are hoping to see lots of activity in the rookery.
Please check out our website camera. After lengthy problems we have finally got the camera stabilized and have a terrific view of the Morristown Harbor. It was fun to watch three local fisherman ice fishing in the harbor last Saturday. While I did not see any fish pulled out of those holes- the guys sure looked like they were having fun!
We are always looking for volunteers. If you have some time and want to hang around some fun people –please reach out to a board member and offer your services. We have lots to do and would welcome your help.
February 8, 2018