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Paul Smith – The man and legacy
July 23 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMFREE
Paul Smith came to the Adirondacks from Vermont as a young man, built a rustic resort on the shores of Saint Regis Lake, established a reputation as a guide, hunter, storyteller, and hotel proprietor, and – after his death – gave his name (through a bequest by his son) to Paul Smith’s College.
Join Historian Neil Surprenant at 3:00 PM on July 23rd as he describes the life and times of this region’s early pioneering entrepreneur in the VIC theater. The lecture is free and part of the annual alumni weekend schedule of events.
Alumni of PSC all remember Neil as the long time director of Library Services. He has lectured extensively on the history and development of the Adirondack Park and has published numerous articles. He is the author of several books, including Paul Smith’s Adirondack Hotel and College: Images of America and Saranac Lake: Images of America, both of which can be found in our gift shop.