Posts Tagged ‘Ticonderoga Historical Society’

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Ticonderoga Historical Society presents program on Benedict Arnold on Aug. 12

Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free public program on Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House located at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga, NY. “Benedict Arnold: The Traitor Who Saved Ticonderoga” will be presented by Brian O’Connor, who will discuss Arnold’s role at the Battle of Valcour Island in October 1776.

 

“As an overwhelming British force headed south from Canada, Arnold assembled a ragtag fleet to meet it in a desperate naval action,” said Brian O’Connor.  “Though defeated, his heroics gave our infant nation a year to breathe & win the pivotal victory of Saratoga the following year.”

 

O’Connor, a former history professor, currently serves as Director of Libraries at North Country Community College. The program will be held outdoors under a tent, and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.

 

Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at (518) 585-7868 or via e-mail: tihistory@bridgepoint1.com.

 

Photo at top: Benedict Arnold. Photo provided by Diane O’Connor of the Ticonderoga Historical Society.


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Hancock House Opens for Season with Free Program “Black Baseball in the North Country” on June 10

Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society (THS) has opened for the 2022 season and will present a free public program entitled “Black Baseball in the North Country” on Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House located at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Presenter Maury Thompson will discuss how teams such as the Cuban Giants, the first black professional baseball team, barnstormed in Washington and Clinton counties in 1890 and 1892, playing, in some cases, against local white teams.

Thompson speaks about black baseball in the region in the 19th century, including summer teams made up of black employees at summer hotels, and local black athletes who played on integrated teams. Maury Thompson was a reporter for The Post-Star of Glens Falls for 21 years.

He retired in 2017 to move on to an encore career as a freelance writer and documentary film maker specializing on the history of politics, labor organizing, and media in New York’s North Country. He is co-producer, co-director and writer of the new documentary “My Native Air: Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks,” which aired on Mountain Lakes PBS earlier this year.

The program will be held outdoors under a tent, and attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Current CDC and New York State guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

While the program is free, reservations are suggested.

Additional information is available and reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to: tihistory@bridgepoint1.com.

Photo at top provided by Diane O’Connor.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Ti Festival of Trees runs Nov. 26 to Dec. 31

festival of treesThe Ticonderoga Historical Society invites the public to visit the Annual Festival of Trees, taking place at the Hancock House through December 31.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Program on Black Voting Rights in the Adirondacks

the first vote of a black person in america drawn by ar waud

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free public program on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m.  at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.  “The Story of Timbuctoo: Black Voting Rights in the Adirondacks” will open the museum’s exhibit and program theme for the year.

“History, Race and Gender in the Adirondacks” is a series of conversations, exhibits and programs addressing themes of gender and racial equality.

Program presenter will be Pete Nelson, who will offer a look into efforts to establish voting rights for free Blacks in the North Elba region of the Adirondacks in the 1840s.  An avid writer, lecturer and Adirondack history buff whose articles appear regularly in numerous regional publications,  Nelson is a mathematics teacher and history lecturer at North Country Community College, and a co-founder of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative.  He has been involved in diversity work for more than three decades, from community work to academic institutions and politics.

The program will be held outdoors, under a tent and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.  Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to:  tihistory@bridgepoint1.com.


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Hancock House Museum Opens June 2 – Full Schedule of Programs, Exhibits Planned

lego model of hancock house museum

The Hancock House Museum in Ticonderoga will open Wednesdays through Saturdays beginning June 2.  The four-story museum and research library, located at 6 Moses Circle, will be open from 10 am until 4 pm during the month of June and will move to daily operations for the months of July and August.

A schedule of more than 13 programs and events is planned for the summer months.  “History, Race and Gender in the Adirondacks” is the overarching theme of this year’s activities and exhibits.

“For the past four years, the Ticonderoga Historical Society has made a conscious effort to present exhibits and programs focusing on the Women’s Suffrage Centennial,” said Hancock House Museum President Bill Dolback. “In addition, the historical society has developed a very popular program on “Jews in the Adirondacks,” presented to several hundred individuals in programs from Plattsburgh to Albany.

“Building on these themes of racial and gender equality, we are presenting a series of conversations, programs and exhibits around topics such as racial inequality in the Adirondacks, notable persons of color in our regional history, and the region’s role in the abolitionist and civil rights movement,” he noted.

Additional program offerings will feature a look at regional baseball teams of long ago, Adirondack Regiments in the Civil War, The WWII Homefront, the Irish in Musical Theater, Landscape Painters of the Adirondacks and others.  Several musical performances will also take place.  A full schedule is available at www.tihistory.org.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ticonderoga Historical Society Presents: Fake News and Fisticuffs

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present “Fake News and Fisticuffs – Nothing New in American Politics,” a free public program to be held on Friday, Sept. 25 6 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.

This program — closing out a recent lecture series — will highlight the history of the fake news and violence that has been present throughout the ages in American politics, and how neither is unique to today’s political environment.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Ticonderoga Historical Society presents program on Prohibition

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free public program on Friday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.

The program will be titled “Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley” and will be presented by Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.

“When you think about Prohibition, most people imagine 1920s gangsters and bootleggers with tommy guns and fancy cars,” says McClure. “But to truly understand federal Prohibition in the Champlain Valley, you have to start earlier than the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1919. Vermont actually had statewide prohibition from 1853-1904.”

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Mapping and Surveying the Adirondacks

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.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ti Historical Society gives gift to graduating seniors

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will be offering a free book to all 2020 graduating seniors of the Ticonderoga Central School District. The book is titled: “Ticonderoga – Patches and Patterns from Its Past” and is a collection of vignettes which represent the towns past history and heritage.

THS President Bill Dolback says the following about the book: “We want our young people to appreciate the rich history of our region, offering this volume as a graduation gift is one way in which they can carry that history with them forever.”

To reserve a copy, seniors should call the Historical Society at 518-585-7868 or send an e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1.com Books may be picked up at the Hancock House Museum through a contactless delivery system.


Sunday, March 15, 2020

POSTPONED: Ti Historical Opening

the little fraudsTHIS EVENT IS POSTPONED

The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to open for their 2020 season on Friday, March 27 with “The Singing of the Green, The Irish in American Musical Theater,” a presentation by Diane O’Connor. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Ticonderoga Historical Society Internship Opportunity

The Ticonderoga Historical Society has a position available for a graduate intern in public history, museum studies or a related field for the summer of 2020. The Society is housed within the Hancock House, a four-story historic house museum, open to the public.

The museum houses a collection of approximately 4,000 artifacts, 7,000 books and manuscripts, and other original materials relating to the history of the Lake Champlain Basin Region. In addition to its exhibit space, the Historical Society engages in an active plan of community outreach, programs and lectures. » Continue Reading.


Monday, October 28, 2019

Ticonderoga’s 30th Annual Festival of Trees

festival of trees courtesy Ticonderoga Historical SocietyThe Ticonderoga Historical Society has added some new features to its annual Festival of Trees, as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of the popular holiday event.

Organizations and individuals are invited to participate and compete for cash prizes at the Festival of Trees, taking place at the Hancock House from November 25 through December 29. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Haunted History at the Hancock House

Adirondack Ghosts at Hancock House provided by Ticonderoga Historical SocietyThe Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to end its program year and celebrate the Halloween Season with a free program entitled “Haunted Adirondacks: A Horrible History” on Friday, October 18 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Underground Railroad Program in Ticonderoga

underground railroad in the adirondack town of chesterThe Ticonderoga Historical Society will host a free program, “The Underground Railroad in Chester,” on Friday, August 16 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, in Ticonderoga.

Program presenters Donna LaGoy and Laura Seldman are co-authors of The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Town of Chester. The Town of Chester in Warren County was a haven for runaway slaves escaping to Canada along the Underground Railroad.

The authors argue that the town holds at least nine confirmed or suspected sites where fugitives from the law once found shelter. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ticonderoga Historical Expands Summer A’Fair

The Ticonderoga Historical Society has expanded the offerings of its annual Summer A’Fair, which will take place at the Hancock House from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, August 10.

Each year the Historical Society presents a bake sale featuring an array of home-baked treats, as well as a “white elephant” sale of gently used goods, along with a vendor area featuring high-quality craft, household, and one-of-a-kind items. » Continue Reading.



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