Story telling is a rich tradition in the Adirondacks. Not only tall stories, but stories that present a living history of what life was like in these parts years ago. And Merritt Hulst, who has deep roots here, wants to preserve that tradition and keep those stories alive.
That’s why he is the driving force behind Thursday night's story telling event at The Boathouse. The topics range from What’s Special About Schroon Lake, to the Jobs of Yesteryear in Schroon and the rich history of Schroon, Paradox Lake and Severance.
The event goes from 7 pm - to 8:30pm
Merritt and his wife Analise Rigan started this tradition in their home, The Paradox Lake House a couple of years ago.
It grew out of Merritt’s memories of the grand home -- now a B&B -- when he was a boy, when his family hosted refugees from the city in the summer months. The Inn became an informal gathering place for locals – often packed to the rafters at mealtimes.
“It was a real community center, we were always hearing stories,” Merritt told Schroon Laker.
“It’s important to keep those stories alive and they are bought to life when told and others can listen to them, and pass them on”.
So if you’d love to hear some stories, or have one to share, please head over to the Boathouse Thursday night.