Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ticonderoga: Herbal History Exhibit Opens Friday

herb gardenThe Ticonderoga Historical Society will open its second exhibit of the 2016 season on Friday, April 8 at 7 pm at the Hancock House.

“Herbal History of the Adirondacks” looks at how Native Americans and early settlers utilized native plants as medicinal and culinary preparations and how this has led to a contemporary herbal culture that continues to thrive today.

Noted local herbalist Nancy Scarzello is a co-designer of the exhibit and will speak at the opening. A Ticonderoga resident, Scarzello has more than 35 years of experience studying and teaching about herbs, native plants, natural healing and plant medicines. She is a regular presenter at the New England Women’s Herbal Conference.

The program is free and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served, with an emphasis on natural foods prepared using herbs.

The Hancock House is located at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga, 12883.

Specific information regarding programs and events can be obtained by calling the Historical Society at (518) 585-7868 or visiting their website.

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