The Rome Historical Society will host author Megan Plete Postol for a discussion and signing of her book, “Southern Adirondack Foothills Fishing, Hunting and Trapping,” on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m.
The program is free and open to the public, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
The rugged wilds of New York’s Adirondack region have been a haven for sportsmen for hundreds of years, the Rome Historical Society said, adding that hunters, fishermen, and trappers have found freedom and solitude in its crisp mountain air and vast expanses of wilderness.
The challenge and adventure of the pursuit of wild game in this rough country has established the Adirondacks as a well-known sportsmen’s destination, and was a fitting topic for Postol’s book, according to the Rome Historical Society announcement.
The area is as stunning as it can be unforgiving, and Postol captures the essence of the Adirondacks where winter ice fishermen and hare hunters face brutal subzero temperatures and strong winds; where spring trout fishermen and turkey hunters are greeted by burbling brooks and thawing meadows emerging from beneath months of snow and ice while autumn whitetail hunters and fur trappers trudge long distances through cooling, colorful, country forest groves, and muddy riverbanks.
“Southern Adirondack Foothills Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping” chronicles a less-often explored portion of the Adirondack’s history: the non-famous mountain folk who etched out a life of their own design among the pines and ponds of the magnificent southern foothills region, the Rome Historical Society announcement added.
When not writing books,
Postol is an event coordinator at Kessler Promotions and a contributing reporter and photographer for the Boonville Herald.
During 2017, she was interim director at the Rome Historical Society.
A lifelong resident of the Remsen-Steuben area, Postol has a deep sense of hometown pride and commitment, the Rome Historical Society said, adding that Postol hopes her work honors the community’s rich history.
The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church St. For more information, call 315-336-5870 or visit the website: www.romehistoricalsociety.org.