national historic site

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Karen DeWitt

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has selected 23 historic sites for inclusion on the state and national registers of historic places.

  It’s time now for our weekly feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities.

Today we’ll discuss active use and re-use of historical sites – specifically Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondack Mountains. Joining us is Garet Livermore, executive director of Great Camp Sagamore, which simultaneously celebrates its historical heritage while remaining in active use. Balancing these two presents a unique challenge in the maintenance and conceptualizing of a historical site.

Alan Chartock is joined by Marc Mellon, who is currently serving as master sculptor-in-residence at Chesterwood, the estate of Daniel Chester French. He will deliver a public lecture at Chesterwood July 29th at 3 p.m.