2017 TR Weekend will take place September 15, 16 and 17.
2017 TR Weekend Events
Centennial of WW1
TR Weekend is Newcomb’s premier event, celebrating Theodore Roosevelt’s journey out of the High Peaks wilderness from Newcomb to the White House following President McKinley’s assassination in Buffalo NY. Events are planned over the entire weekend throughout Newcomb with cultural and informative entertainment for all ages. This year’s venue highlights the “Anniversary of World War I” with programs and events in memory of the Adirondacks’ Veterans, Nurses and women in supporting roles for the “The Great War” effort from home and abroad. Joe Wiegand returns to participate as Teddy Roosevelt all weekend. Other venues include: • Winning Women’s Sufferage • “Mining in the Mountains – The Tahawus Story“ Exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum • Blacksmith Demo • FREE Wagon rides into Santanoni • Kiosk Displays • Log roll Competition & Woodsman’s Scrimmage • Cloudsplitter Paddle Tour • Running of the Colors • Presentation on “Plattsburg Preparedness Movement” hosted by Dr. Rich Frost • Newcomb Foreign Affairs Roundtable discussion: “America at War and the Quest for Peace, 1917-2017” hosted by Roy Ginsberg & questions with TR • Fireworks • Float Plane Rides • Ice Cream Social • Kids Fishing Derby • Upper Works Tour, Huntington Tour, Masten House Tour • Ty Yandon 5K Race • Golf Tournament
Outdoor and indoor activities will take place all weekend, so come on up 28N, the historic “Roosevelt Marcy Trail” into Newcomb, NY, the Heart of NY State’s Adirondack Park to enjoy it’s history, culture, wilderness and celebrate our National Parks Centennial.
Friday15 Sept 2017
- Theme – Women’s Suffrage Movement & the Centennial of Women Winning the Right to Vote in New York State
- 1-4pm: “Mining in the Mountains – The Tahawus Story“ Exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum.
- 4:30-6pm: International food plus Gourmet Mac & Cheese Dinner hosted by NCS Senior Class “Suffragettes” – School Cafeteria
- 6-7pm: After dinner, join us in the auditorium for a presentation featuring Mary Cirbus, Program Coordinator for the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Assoc. (AARCH). AARCH has conducted tours of the National Women’s Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls NY. Mary will share how the events of Seneca Falls ultimately resulted in NYS women receiving the right to vote on March 26, 1917 (3 years before the U.S. granted voting rights to women through 19th Amendment to the Constitution). Mary will be joined by senior class “suffragettes” who will also share information about the women’s voting rights movement.
Saturday16 Sept 2017
- Theme – United States Enters World War 1
- 8-10am: Pancake breakfast hosted by NCS Class of 2020 – School Cafeteria
- 8-10am: Paddle from Cloud-Splitter Outfitters to Long Falls. Meet at Hudson River Bridge 28N. Call Dave/Ruth for info: 518-582-2583
- 9am: Free Wagon Rides to Camp Santanoni. Meet at the Santanoni Gate House no later than 8:45am (look for sign on 28N-West side of town). Tour lasts approximately 4 hrs. Bring a bagged lunch & beverage. A one-hour tour of the great camp will be hosted by former Santanoni interns. Reserve space here. Participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: it would be appreciated if people who rode the wagons last year would refrain from signing up again this year. Due to limited space on the wagons, we’d like to offer this opportunity to people who have not been to Santanoni before.
- 9-11am: Fishing Derby – Coach Winslow’s Pond-28N (look for sign).
- 9:30-10:30: Running of the Colors (4th Grade to Adult) – Winebrook Hills Neighborhood – Sign in at Episcopal Church, 28N. Be a runner or an observer. Observers will toss non-toxic, powdery hues at joggers, walkers, runners, as they pass by on the route. Run finishes at the Overlook with hydration and a snack and some really colorful selfies and pictures.
- 9:30-10:30am: Blacksmithing Demonstration with Blacksmith Dan King (Tupper Lake) Newcomb Overlook 28N
- 10am-1pm “The Best Coffee in Town” hosted by Ed LaCourse.
- 10am-2pm: Car Wash/Bake Sale hosted by Class of 2020 at the Newcomb School front parking lot.
- 10am-3pm: Float Plane Rides piloted by Tom Helms (Long Lake) – Newcomb Town Beach Dock – Rain Date Sunday
- 10am-3pm: Goodnow Mountain Interpretation hosted by Mike Gooden, ESF Forrester. A family-friendly hike with spectacular views.
- 10:30-12pm: ESF/Paul Smith’s Timber Sports Teams Scrimmage – Newcomb Overlook 28N
- 11:30am-1pm: Pulled Pork Lunch hosted by NCS Class of 2019.
- 12-3pm: A showing of the American Experience TV presentation entitled “The Great War-America Comes of Age” which tells a rich and complex story of WW 1 through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators, and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.”
- 1-2pm: Log Rolling Competition hosted by ESF & Paul Smith’s Timber Sports Teams. Town Beach, Lake Harris
- 1-4pm: “Mining in the Mountains – The Tahawus Story “ Exhibit at the Newcomb Historical Museum.
- 2:30-3:00pm: FREE Ice Cream Social – Newcomb Overlook
- 2:15-3:15pm: Blacksmithing Demonstration with Blacksmith Dan King (Tupper Lake) – Newcomb Overlook 28N
- 3:30-4:30pm: Join guest speaker Dr. Rich Frost, author of “ The Plattsburgh Military Reservation: A Pictorial History “as he discusses the Plattsburgh, NY movement started in 1914 that trained 27,000 young men for military leadership roles in preparation for the US entry into World War One. Dr. Frost’s talk will be accompanied by a power point presentation in the School Auditorium.
- 3:30-4:30pm: “Rubber Ducky Race” hosted by the Class of 2021. Purchase a Rubber Ducky from a class member [$5 each or 3/$10]. Prizes for winners will be awarded at the BBQ Dinner. Contact Shelly for info: 518-354-3107.
- 4:30-6:30pm: BBQ Dinner hosted by the NCS Class of 2019. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and a variety of Chili recipes will be offered in the School Cafeteria. A panel of three judges will determine the “Best” chili recipe before the dinner. Please Note: In honor of the WW 1Centennial recognition, Veterans eat for free (let us know what branch of the military you served in). Debbie and George Damasevitz will entertain diners with WW 1 songs.
- 6:30-7:30pm: Junior Class members will present “The Role of American Women During WW 1”. Visit their display in the school auditorium
- 7:30-8:30pm: Join Dr. Roy H. Ginsberg, Newcomb Foreign Affairs Roundtable Moderator, and Pres. Theodore Roosevelt (aka Joe Wiegand) for a special session on World War One: “America at War and the Quest for Peace, 1917-2017” in the School auditorium.
- Dusk: Fireworks after presentation at Newcomb Overlook. Class of 2021 will be selling glow sticks, funnel cake, flags, balloons, and more. The Dack Dawgs hot dog cart will be available.
Sunday17 Sept 2017
- Theme – Upper Works & Tahawus Day
- 8-10am: Breakfast, eggs, sausage, gravy & biscuits hosted by NCS Class of 2019 – School Cafeteria
- 9am: Free Wagon Rides to Great Camp Santanoni. Meet at the Santanoni Gate House (look for sign on 28N-West end of town) no later than 8:45am. Tour lasts approximately 4 hrs. Bring a bagged lunch & beverage. A one-hour tour of the great camp will be conducted by former Santanoni interns. Reserve space here. Participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note: it would be appreciated if people who rode the wagons last year would refrain from signing up again this year. Due to limited space on the wagons we would like to offer this opportunity to those people who have not been to Santanoni before.
- 9-10am: Ty Yandon 5K Race. Meet at the Newcomb Health Center, 4 Santanoni Drive (across from the Newcomb Overlook). Call Kevin Bolan, 518-582-2991, for info.
- 10am: Memorial Service honoring local Newcomb WWI Veteran, Leslie Braley, and all military veterans at Huntington Cemetery, 28N.
- 10-2pm: TR Weekend Golf Tournament hosted by the NCS Class of 2018. Lunch provided. Call 518-582-3341 to register.
- 10-11:30am: Huntington Lodge Tour, followed with a guided nature walk guided by Charlotte Demers, ESF. Look for sign on 28N & follow directions to Huntington Lodge
- 1-4pm: Tahawus/Blue Ridge Road – join Paul Hai and President Theodore Roosevelt for tours of the McIntyre Blast Furnace and McNaughton House, at the site of the former Village of Adirondac, and a tour of the newly renovated Masten House. Look for signs.