The Ticonderoga Historical Society has opened the exhibit “Salmon and People,” set to run through June 21, with a free public program on Friday, June 21 at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. Provided by the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, the exhibit celebrates 2019 as the “International Year of the Salmon.”
The free public program at 7 pm on June 21 will feature speaker Dr. William Ardren, Senior Fish Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region. Ardren has been at the forefront of research and efforts to overcome multiple conservation problems. These are as far ranging as vitamin deficiency in fish to the effect of chemical odorants that influence the fish in returning to spawning grounds. Most recently, Ardren received the Rachel Carson Award for Exemplary Scientific Accomplishment at the March 2019 North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.
The traveling exhibit may be viewed during regular Hancock House Museum hours, 10 am until 4 pm seven days a week. Reservations are not necessary, but seats may be reserved by calling (518) 585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com.
Photo of salmon courtesy Concordia University.
A version of this article first appeared on the Adirondack Almanack.