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Perpetuating American Traditions for Future Generations

Calendar of Events

We have three major feature exhibits for the 2016 season:   “A Terrible Beauty” – How Irish Americans in the Adirondacks and New York State provided support to the fight for Irish Independence, “Herbal History of the Adirondacks” – looks at how Native Americans and early white settlers utilized native plants as medicinal preparations and how this has led to a contemporary herbal culture that continues to thrive today, and, “From the Adirondacks to the Artic and Beyond – Examines the life and accomplishments of pioneering local aviator Floyd Bennett, who piloted Admiral Byrd on his historic – and controversial 1926 flight over the North Pole.  We follow-up with a broader discussion of local connections to exploration, with the USS Ticonderoga’s (CVS-14) role in spacecraft recovery.

Other 2016 events include: 

  • Feb 19th – Jeremy Davis reviews his latest book “Lost Ski Trails of the Northern Adirondacks” and with additional comments about Ticonderoga’s own “Punch Bowl.”
  • April 22nd – Evening talk with Robert Lamb, trustee, who will present:  “Battle of the North Cape” – a World War II theme that recounts one of the last “big battleship” naval encounters between Great Britain and Germany.
  • May 21st –  A walking tour – “Ticonderoga, the Town Horace Moses Built.”  This will be co-hosted with Adirondack Architectural Heritage.
  • June 17th – Discussion – “Food for Thought” with Hallie Bond.  Explores the long tradition of eating local.
  • July 16th – “Happy Birthday Hancock House” – Join us for a picnic on the lawn  — 1920s style, as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the dedication of the Hancock House.  Drinks and hot jazz and other 20s musical tributes  – with “Hot Box Honey.”
  • July 26th – Family fun with the young adult group “Very Merry Theatre.”  They return again with “Beauty and the Beast”
  • Aug 13th – A very special “Summer O’Fair” – our traditional fund raising event that features bake sale and “white elephant” tables.  At noon – Living history military encampment with song & dance.   6 PM – Two great Celtic Bands:  “Hair of the Dog” & “Loose Monkey”
  • Dec – “Festival of Trees” – the Hancock House glows with seasonal decorations and programs.