Lecture series features a wide range of topics

T he Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall has announced its 2012 summer lecture series.

The series features weekly talks on topics of local interest.

Local author and business owner George T. Kapusinski will speak on “The Huletts Hotel Fire,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center on Lower Main Street.

The lecture will examine the Nov. 14, 1915, fire that destroyed Hulett Hotel, one of the finest on Lake George at the time.

The hotel was quickly rebuilt after the fire, but shortly thereafter a man emerged claiming the hotel’s owner had paid him to start the fire. A sensational arson trial ensued.

Kapunsinski will discuss the fire, the trial and the prominent figures involved. The lecture will include photographs taken before, during, and after the reconstruction of the hotel and he will have copies of his book “The Hulett Hotel Fire on Lake George” available as well.

On July 31, officials from the New York State Canal Corp. will discuss their plans and programs for the remainder of 2012 as well as what they have planned in 2013.

The following week, Cherie Mosher will speak on “Plant, animal, and water conservation in the Southern Lake Champlain Valley.”

During the lecture, she will discuss The Nature Conservancy’s conservation activities in the area.

The lecture series comes to an end on Aug. 14 as Stan Burdick and Nils Lommerin show you what’s new in the world of cartoons as they discuss their “Cartoon Museum.”

All lectures are held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center and admission is free. Each lecture will include a question and answer period.

 

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