Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ticonderoga’s Hancock House Celebrating 90 Years

hot box honeyThe Ticonderoga Historical Society will celebrate the 90th birthday of the Hancock House, its architecturally significant headquarters building, on Saturday July 16th. The gala “Roaring Twenties” evening, will be complete with flapper dresses and hot jazz.

Burlington-based Hot Box Honey headlined the Hancock House’s 2015 USO Show. Led by jazz vocalist Jane Evans and guitarist Gregory Evans, Hot Box Honey is an eight-piece band with horns, multi-vocalists, guitar, double bass, piano and drums. They will showcase an upbeat mix of swing, Latin, and jazz standards from the 1920s era. Also entertaining during the picnic supper portion of the evening will be the Saratoga Springs barbershop quartet The Elderly Brothers.

The costume contest will include cash prizes of $100 each for the best male and female representation of the 1920s, as well as a $150 prize for the best couple and $50 for the best child, 16 or under. Judges will be looking for accuracy in fabric choices, accessories and presentation.

Tickets for the gala are priced at $8 each or 2 for $15. The picnic chicken supper, provided by the Hot Biscuit Diner is $12 and pre-orders are required.

Tickets and specific information can be obtained by calling the Historical Society at (518) 585- 7868, or by e-mail to

Founded in 1897 and chartered in 1909, the Ticonderoga Historical Society advances the preservation and interpretation of history through its collections, programs and community outreach.

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