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Oswego County Historical Society to Host Program on Adirondack Adventures

OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society will host the fifth lecture of the season on October 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library at 120 E. Second St.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the fifth lecture of the season on October 19. Guest lecturer Roy Reehil, pictured, will present a program based on the book he co-authored entitled “Adirondack Adventures: French Louie and His Biographer.”
The Oswego County Historical Society will host the fifth lecture of the season on October 19. Guest lecturer Roy Reehil, pictured, will present a program based on the book he co-authored entitled “Adirondack Adventures: French Louie and His Biographer.”

Guest lecturer Roy Reehil will present a program based on the book he co-authored entitled “Adirondack Adventures: French Louie and His Biographer.”

Reehil is the owner of The Forager Press, LL and Adirondack- Books.com

He is the 5th District Legislator for Oswego County, representing the town of Constantia.

He is president of CASART, the Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team. He is also a crew boss, wilderness first responder and tracker for the team.

“Mr. Reehil’s presentation will focus on newly discovered 1919 -1924 photo-journals of Harry Dunham, the biographer of French Louie,” said Justin White, president of the historical society. “This intriguing story will share the life and adventures of French Louie and his biographer.”

French Louie was an Adirondack guide, trapper and woodsman during the late 19th and early 20th century. He was considered a hermit and died in 1915.

His biographer Dunham wrote a book published in 1952. Royhill will present a slide show depicting images highlighting his research.

He will also display various artifacts connected to this story.

The Oswego County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich history of the county.

The society maintains and operates the Richardson-Bates House Museum, a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday form 1 – 5 p.m. and other days by appointment.

For more information visit the museum website at www.rbhousemuseum.org for regular updates or call during regular hours at 343-1342.