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.” [Read more…] about History of Champlain Salmon Focus of Ti Exhibit
In 1861 Benjamin Hall of Elizabethtown in Essex County was one among many young men who enlisted to fight against the South in the Union Army.
His wartime experiences took him to some of the major battlefields of the American Civil War, and finally to the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia. [Read more…] about Elizabethtown Civil War POW Benjamin Hall Talk in Ti
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to open its 2019 program season on Friday, March 29 at 7 pm, with a program commemorating the end of the First World War. “Versailles: The Peace to End all Peace” will take place at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, in Ticonderoga, NY. [Read more…] about Treaty of Versailles Program at Ticonderoga
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to host a workshop for beginning grant writers on Friday, March 1 at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.
This workshop is aimed toward non-profit staff and volunteers who have little or no experience in writing and submitting grant requests. Ticonderoga Historical Society Managing Director Diane O’Connor will be the workshop facilitator, calling on more than 25 years of non-profit management experience and a track record of grant writing for a variety of organizations. [Read more…] about A Ticonderoga NonProfit Grant Writing Workshop
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host North Country Community College Library Director Brian O’Connor for a talk entitled “Birth of the American Eagle – The Army Air Service in WWI.”
The United States Army Air Service was established during World War One by President Woodrow Wilson. Under commanding General John J. Pershing, the fledgling service began service over the skies of France in the spring of 1918.
By the end of the war, the Air Service had employed 45 squadrons covering 85 miles of battle front. 7Seventy-one pursuit pilots were credited with shooting down five or more German aircraft while in American service, while the Air Service overall destroyed 756 enemy aircraft and 76 balloons in combat. [Read more…] about Ticonderoga Program: Birth of the Army Air Corps
The Ticonderoga Historical Society has received the donation of a table that was once in the “banqueting hall” of the original John Hancock mansion in Boston. The table was the gift of Benn and Claire Eilers of Bend, Oregon. Benn Eilers is a descendant of Hancock’s sister-in-law, Sarah Quincy.
With leaves that extend to 30 feet, the table is constructed of birds-eye walnut, a relatively rare wood. It is believed that George Washington dined at the table while visiting the Hancock House in Boston in 1789, during Hancock’s time as Governor of Massachusetts. [Read more…] about John Hancock’s Table Acquired By Ticonderoga Hancock House
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will celebrate the 90th birthday of the Hancock House, its architecturally significant headquarters building, on Saturday July 16th. The gala “Roaring Twenties” evening, will be complete with flapper dresses and hot jazz.
Burlington-based Hot Box Honey headlined the Hancock House’s 2015 USO Show. Led by jazz vocalist Jane Evans and guitarist Gregory Evans, Hot Box Honey is an eight-piece band with horns, multi-vocalists, guitar, double bass, piano and drums. They will showcase an upbeat mix of swing, Latin, and jazz standards from the 1920s era. Also entertaining during the picnic supper portion of the evening will be the Saratoga Springs barbershop quartet The Elderly Brothers. [Read more…] about Ticonderoga’s Hancock House Celebrating 90 Years