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2017 Exhibits & Program Schedule

Principal exhibits will remain in place through late fall.  Our three themed special features for this season we again explore significant historical anniversaries and their impact on region.  All events take place at the Hancock House. Unless noted, our exhibits and programs are free.   Program times/date are subject to change.

Exhibit Openings and Lectures

Friday, April 7. — 7 PM ~~~ “Votes for Women” ~~~Focuses on women’s suffrage in New York State, where women won the right to vote in 1917, a full two years before passage of the national amendment.  Included is a look at notable women of the Adirondacks who took part in the campaign for voting rights.  Diane O’Connor presents the opening talk.


Friday, April 21 — 7 PM ~~~ “Til It’s Over Over There” ~~~ Commemorates the United States entry into World War One, the controversy over the decision to join the war effort and its impact on the Adirondack and Lake Champlain regions.  Opening talk by THS President William Dolback


Friday, May 19 — 7 PM ~~~ “Steamboats A-Comin”  ~~~ An examination and celebration of the 200th anniversary of steamboats on our region’s lakes.  Included will be a look at the profound impact of the steamboat industry on commerce, tourism and the everyday lives of the people of the area.


Special Programs and Movie Nights


May 5, — 7 PM ~~~ “The RMS Lusitania”  ~~~ Naval Historian Robert Lamb, THS Trustee,  provides an informative look at the life and sinking of RMS Lusitania and its role in bringing the United States into World War One.

May 12, –7 PM ~~~ (Free Movie Night) ~~~ “Iron Jawed Angels” — A star-studded cast including Hilary Swank and Angelica Huston portray activists who put their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

June 2, — 6 PM ~~~ Grace Leach Hudowalski – Unveiling a new Ticonderoga historical marker on the Masonic Lodge lawn.   Program begins on the lawn with the unveiling and then moves across the road to the Hancock House for program.   Grace was born in Ticonderoga and later when on to gain fame as the first woman to climb the Adirondack 46 High Peaks and a VIP in the “46ers Club.”

June 9,  — 7 PM ~~~ (Free Movie Night) ~~ “Old Fort Ti” — This 1953 movie is great fun, if not completely authentic in its portrayal of Fort Ticonderoga in 1759.  The movie had its world premiere in Ticonderoga and was the first color 3D film shown here in the region.

July 5 — The Hancock House begins its Summer Schedule – open seven days a week – 10 to 4   

July 7, — 7 PM ~~~ (Free Movie Night) — “The Lost Battalion”  — Praised for its historical accuracy, this film tells the compelling story of the 77th Infantry Division in World War One, cut off and surrounded by German forces in the Argonne Forest.

July 21, — 7 PM — “Rosecrans and Grant” — Ticonderoga native and Dickenson State University professor Dr. Frank Varney talks about his book that suggest manipulation by General U.S. Grant in the historic chronicle of the American Civil War, most notably in disparaging the accomplishments of General William Rosecrans.

August 1, — 2 PM — ” Oklahoma” — Very Merry Theatre’s youth actors present this endearing classic of the American stage.   Lawn Program  Cancelled

August 12, — 10 to 2 — Annual bake sale and “white elephant to benefit THS Programs.   (Vendor space is available, please contact us to reserve a space.)

    Sept 6 ~~ Fall Schedule – Wednesday through Saturday ~ 10 to 4 — Closed Holidays

September 22, –7 PM — “Birth of an American Eagle — The Army Air service in WWI”  – Former history professor and current Library Director the North Country community college, Brian O’Connor, THS Trustee, presents a look at the birtyh of our military air corps.

October 13th, — 7 PM — “Steam- Propellers, Propulsion & Progress” Naval Historian, Robert Lamb, THS Trustee, returns with another themed related program where he takes an in-depth look at the innovative history of steamboats.

October 14th,  2 to 6 PM Free Activities ~~ 7 PM -Concert — TiCeltic – A Celtic Celebration through music, story and programs. Tickets $12 per or 2 for $20

October 20 – 7 PM — (Free Movie Night) – “Harvey” – Don’t miss this charming classic starring James Stewart as a gently man who enjoys the company of a pooka — the Celtic spirit he calls Harvey.

November 3, – 7 PM —  Postal historian Glenn Estes presents a colorful and fascinating look at World War One Patriotic postal history.

December 1 & 2 — Day Program – Shops set up by local museums will be available — all under one roof for a convenient and unique answer to holiday shopping needs.

December 3, – 1-3 — A cozy and warm way to kick off the holiday season and the Hancock House annual Festival of Trees.