Friday, July 19, 2019

Free Concert at Hancock House Celebrates Woodstock

from wilson to woodstockThe Ticonderoga Historical Society has announced a free summer lawn concert “From Wilson to Woodstock” at the Hancock House, set for Saturday, July 20 at 6 pm. This year’s concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival held in Bethel Woods, New York.

From Wilson to Woodstock refers to President Woodrow Wilson, under whose administration the passage of the 19th Amendment occurred. Wilson’s policies with regard to World War One and the Treaty of Versailles were also important in creating the incubator for the Second World War and subsequent global conflicts.

Returning to take the stage will be Hot Box Honey, the versatile Lake Champlain area band that has become a local favorite for their innovative shows that highlight the music from the Second World War, the Roaring Twenties and other eras.

In addition to an evening of music and fun, beverages will be available, including craft beer from Fort Anne’s Battle Hill Brewery.

The program helps reinforce two primary exhibits in place at the Hancock House Museum. Women’s’ Suffrage is an ongoing centennial celebration exhibit across both New York State and the nation. In addition, the museum also features a look at the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock, including a look at local residents who attended the three-day festival.

Reservations are not necessary, but seats may be reserved by calling (518) 585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com.

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