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BH-261645-18
Forever Wild: The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Kevin Sheets, SUNY Research Foundation, College at Cortland

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=BH-261645-18

Should "Child' Play" Include a Little Danger? The Progressive-era roots of the ‘adventure playground’ movement (Article)
Title: Should "Child' Play" Include a Little Danger? The Progressive-era roots of the ‘adventure playground’ movement
Author: Kevin B. Sheets
Author: Randi Storch
Abstract: The contemporary enthusiasm for adventure playgrounds, where children get to experience "dangerous play," has its parallels in the progressive era. In both periods, wild environments (the Adirondack wilderness or suburban adventure playscapes built on abandoned industrial sites) were thought to be antidotes to the urbane or protected environments that sheltered late nineteenth century men and women and 21st century children of helicopter parents. Yet, these adventure playscapes, like the Adirondack camps created by wealthy industrialists in the latter nineteenth century, offered the illusion of wilderness, but they were themselves carefully crafted spaces that mitigated danger.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://publicseminar.org/2018/12/should-childs-play-include-a-little-danger/
Primary URL Description: Public Seminar website
Access Model: open access
Format: Other
Publisher: Public Seminar

K-12 Teachers Offered An Adirondack Experience Through NEH Grant (Article)
Title: K-12 Teachers Offered An Adirondack Experience Through NEH Grant
Author: Kevin B. Sheets
Author: Randi Storch
Abstract: K-12 teachers, through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, spend a week exploring Adirondack history and the meaning of wilderness during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2018/12/k-12-teachers-offered-an-adirondack-experience-through-neh-grant.html
Access Model: open source
Format: Other
Periodical Title: The Adirondack Almanack
Publisher: The Adirondack Almanack


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