The Ticonderoga Historical Society presents a free public program titled “Mapping the Adirondacks” at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga on Friday, Aug. 21 at 7pm.
“Mapping the Adirondacks” will kick off the museums latest exhibit, which features more than 18 military, political, and romantic maps from its collection, some of which are being shown for the first time.
Pete Nelson, writer, lecturer and history buff will be presenting the program. His articles regularly appear in numerous regional publications (including the Almanack) and he teaches mathematics and history at North Country Community College. Currently he is writing a book on early Adirondack Surveyors, a passion which merges his love for both history and mathematics.
“Adirondack Lore says that our beautiful region remained unexplored wilderness until well into the 19th century,” says Nelson. “The story of Native Americans, early Euro-American explorers and surveyors says otherwise. This talk is an exploration of the people, surveys and maps that, decades before Verplanck Colvin, helped make the Adirondacks one of the hottest frontiers in the young nation.”
The program is outdoors, with attendance limited to 35. Reservations will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Masks are required, attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. You may make reservations by calling the Hancock House at 518-585-7868, or by emailing [email protected]. The event will be cancelled in the event of rain.