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2018 Exhibits & Program Schedule


Principal exhibits planned for 2018 will continue to explore significant historical anniversaries and their impact on our region.  all events take place at the Hancock House.  Unless otherwise noted, are free.  Program times/dates are subject to change. 


Sponsors – We have prepared another diverse, informative and entertaining schedule for 2018.  We invite sponsorship for individual and series events and programs.  We will gladly assist in discussing developing a sponsorship program to meet your interest and needs.  Please contact us.  


Exhibit Openings and Lectures


Friday, April 20th. — 7 PM ~~~ “Votes for Women” ~~~Focuses on the violence directed at peaceful picketers who supported women’s right to vote.  Diane O’Connor presents the opening talk. 


Friday, May 18th  — 7 PM ~~~ Meuse-Argonne”  The beginning of the End of the War to End all Wars” – A key part of the Allied offensive that would end the First World War, learn how this decisive battle turned the tide and how New York troops were an instrumental part in the victory.  Opening talk by Brian O’Connor. 


Friday, June 8th — 7 PM ~~~ “50 Years from Today:  How 1968 Changed Us All”  ~~~ 1968 was perhaps the most historic year in modern history.  Join us for a look at this year of triumph and tragedy; accomplishment and assassination – and learn how this momentous year changed your life forever. 


Special Programs and Movie Nights



Interesting, informative and entertaining programs for audiences of all ages!  Join us for any or all of our events — always free to the public!!


April  27th – 7 PM ~~~ “The Fighting 69th”   — Free Movie ~~ A rollicking, rowdy, all-star cast highlights this looks at the famous New York Regiment and their exploits in WWI..

June 1st – 7 PM  ~~ “The Odd Couple” ~~ Free Movie ~~ Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this delightful comedy. 

Oct. 26th — 7 PM ~~ “Arsenic and Old Lace”Free Movie A film classic with an all-star cast — The perfect comedy for Halloween!!


July 1st — The Hancock House begins its Summer Schedule – open seven days a week – 10 to 4   


May 12th – 8 to 5:30 PMA day bus trip to Albany, NY to visit the NYS Museum to see their great WW1 and Women’s Suffrage Exhibits.  While there an opportunity to view Albany’s Tulip Festival.

Jul 14th — 7 PM“Soldiers and Suffragettes” Featured summer production on the lawnA music hall of the World War One era.  A noisy, entertaining venue where soldiers on leave can enjoy a few hours respite from the ordeal of The Front and listen to the best hot jazz of 1918 — while suffragettes agitate for the right to vote and spies and intrigue are at work in the audience. (This event is partially funded by a grant from the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts’ 2018 De-centralization award.)

July TBD ~~~ Very Merry Theatre — A delightful free lawn performance by this accomplished youth theater group. 

Aug. 11th – 10 to 3“Summer A’Faire” – A much look for summer event – Bake Sale, White Elephant Tent and vendors – on the lawn.  (Vendors welcome – contact us to make your reservation.)

Aug 17th – 7 PM “The Other Milhollands:  John and Vida” — The amazing and tragically short life of Inex Milholland is well known.  Her father and sister also stand out as accomplished historical figures as well.  Learn about John- inventor, entrepreneur, editor of the Ticonderoga Sentinel and leader in the Progressive Movement; and Vida — suffragette and accomplished concert soprano.

Aug 25th – 10:30 – 12:30“Walking Tour” – Join Ticonderoga Town Historian and THS President Bill Dolback for a fascinating walk through the Alexandria Neighborhood of Ticonderoga.

Sept. 21 – 7 PM  — “Lake George Shipwrecks” — Beneath the waters of one of America’s most scenic lakes, lies a realm of forgotten history – a trove of shipwrecks stretching back to 1758.  Learn  more about the fascinating story of what lies below.

Oct. 19th — 7 PM“Victorian Ghost Photography”  – The late 1800s spurred a great interest in psychic phenomena, séances, spiritualism and — ghost photography.  Join us for an eerie and fascinating look at the whys and wherefores of this interest in spiritualism and the seeking of life “beyond the veil,.”


    Sept 1st ~~ Fall Schedule – Wednesday through Saturday ~ 10 to 4 — Closed Holidays



Nov 28 – Dec. 29th“Festival of Trees”   — Join us the view this favorite seasonal event.  Interested in participating in this free community program?  Please contact us to reserve a space to feature your presentation.

Nov. 30th – Dec. 1st — Holiday Museum Gift Shops highlight their special and unique products.

Dec. 2nd – 1 to 3 PM –  Festival of Trees Open House – The Ticonderoga Historical Society’s special Community Thank You for your support during the year.