Cooperstown Graduate Program Spent Weekend Volunteering

Seven students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program spent the weekend of October 20-22 volunteering with Professor Cindy Falk at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. Their job involved cleaning out the “Chalet,” built in 1915 at the Vanderbilt’s Adirondack estate as the men’s camp, which will be rehabilitated this winter with a matching grant from New York State. They moved years of debris from the basement and attic, as well as clearing trails, housing archival materials, and watching the meteor shower. Student participants included Professor Andris Balins (Music), Rita Carr, Rob Katz, Mary Kate Kenney, Karina Kowalski, Lindsey Marshall, and Hannah Sherman. Their combined work amounted to an in-kind donation of $1,500.