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Sept 28: Dan Forbush – Spatial Storytelling in Western Warren County
Since February 2022, a team of historians, students from Skidmore College and SUNY Plattsburgh, and editors have partnered with the Warren County Department of Planning and Community Development in publishing stories that support heritage tourism in western Warren County. Early in 2023, the “First Wilderness Story Collaboration” — which publishes its work at StoriesfromOpenSpace.org — started moving into “spatial” media. These include interactive web maps that support “point-and-click” storytelling and audio tours in which GPS markers trigger stories on your phone. Warren County GIS Administrator Sara Frankenfeld and Cliff & Redfield Interactive Founder and Editor Dan Forbush will brief WCHS members on progress to date and describe the future they see for spatial media.
Nov 15: Dr. Daniel Way, author – Seneca Ray Stoddard
During his 37-year career as a Family Physician, Dr Way wrote three books between 2004 and 2016 chronicling his Adirondack medical career and the many patients he came to know: All in a Day’s Work: Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice; Never a Dull Moment, and We Were There: World War II Stories from the Adirondacks’ Greatest Generation. Each book includes many richly illustrated patient vignettes that venerate the doctor-patient relationship while describing the joys and frustrations of practicing rural primary care in Upstate New York’s Adirondack Park.
Since retiring, he has completed work on his most recent book, Seneca Ray Stoddard; An Intimate Look at an Adirondack Legend. It includes almost 300 illustrations and covers new ground that celebrates many facets of the legendary Victorian-era photographer/environmentalist/author/traveler/surveyor/lecturer/publisher, including many that have never been published before. You can learn more about his writing and photography on his website at www.danielway.com and on Facebook.