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Perpetuating American Traditions for Future Generations

Ticonderoga’s, The First 250 Years ~ 2014 Calendars Available

Looking for a unique gift for the Holidays? Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years Committee’s historical 2014 calendars are now available and would be a long-lasting gift. The new calendars are filled with new themes and photographs. A must have for anyone with an interest in Ticonderoga’s history and for the collector

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An American Tradition ~ A Celebration of Thanksgiving

From us to you – wishing that all our members and friends of the Ticonderoga Historical Society have a very enjoyable Thanksgiving Day with family and friends

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“The War of 1812” – New Book Donated

Historians, students, and naval buffs will enjoy one of the newest themed books accessioned into the Society’s Research Library. “The War of 1812 – and the Rise of the U.S. Navy” was recently donated by Robert Lamb, trustee and naval historian.

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Colleen Bessett Newest Gift Shop Volunteer

If you have an interest in history, a desire to help the Society preserve the Hancock House and its great collections, we invite you, like Colleen and David,  to become a member and volunteer.

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Original Kleffel Art Work Donated

The large framed colored poster is believed to be one of the six publicity posters completed by the well-known local artist and photographer Theodore H. Kleffel, for the Society for the Preservation of Indian Lore’s 1947 Indian Pageant held here at Cook’s Grove. Other pieces of Mr. Kleffel’s work were used extensively in the Society’s ’47 pamphlet with scenes that coordinated with the Pageant’s performance theme: “The Birth of the Longhouse” or the “First League of Nations.”

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The Eagles Have Landed, Again!

Not unlike the mythological Phoenix that regenerates itself the Ticonderoga Aerie has a local history. The first Ticonderoga Aerie was organized here in March, 1905 with more that thirty birds (as they were called at the time.) The new officers were well represented by the leading members of the business and professional community: W.T. Bennett, George Luther, C.A. Wheeler, Ralph Powers, W.J. Hayes, Daniel Ryan, I. Rothschild, I. Ledger, Louis Forcier, A.A. Gallant, Frank Blanchard and Thomas Corbett. Dr. E.F. Preston, one of Ticonderoga’s foremost Physician and Surgeon of the time was also a charter member.

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