Ticonderoga Historical Society
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 is set to present a free program, “Adirondack Jews – Community and Contribution,” at 7 pm on Thursday, November 29 at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.
The Adirondacks are rich with accomplishments and contributions by individuals of Jewish heritage. This program will look at people such as Louis Marshall, an attorney and conservationist and his son Bob Marshall, a founder of the Adirondack 46ers and The Wilderness Society. [Read more…] about Adirondack Jewish History Program Planned
A free program focusing on the French and Indian War Shipwrecks of Lake George has been set for Friday, October 12th, at 7 pm at the Hancock House at 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.
Featured speaker Joseph Zarzynski, part of the original discovery team for many of these ships, will lead the discussion.
Included will be a discussion of The Land Tortoise, built as a floating gun battery by the British in 1758. This 52-foot-long gunboat is North America’s oldest intact warship. It was deliberately sunk in l00 feet of water by British forces on October 22, 1758 to prevent it from falling onto the hands of French raiders. [Read more…] about French and Indian War Shipwrecks of Lake George
Lakes to Locks Passage is set to host a workshop focusing on Social Media Strategies for Museums and Nonprofits on Friday, September 14, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Ticonderoga Historical Society, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.
Kim Rielly, Executive Director of the Depot Theatre, and former director of communications at the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid, will discuss how to develop a basic digital strategy for social media. [Read more…] about Lakes to Locks Social Media Workshop Planned
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present “The 42nd Regiment of Foot,” focusing on exploits of the famed Black Watch Regiment on Friday, July 27 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. The program coincides with the 260th anniversary of the July 1758 Battle of Carillon.
The Black Watch are so named for the dark tartan plaid which forms part of their uniform. Although the regiment has been reorganized several times, they have served in most of Britain’s major conflicts, including the American Revolution, World War Two and Afghanistan. [Read more…] about Program On Famed Black Watch Regiment in Ticonderoga
The Ticonderoga Historical Society has invited the public to a free program focusing on the Postal Service in World War One, on Friday, November 3 at 7 pm. Featured speaker will be Glenn Estus, President of the Vermont Philatelic Society.
As part of the overall support for U.S. Entry into World War One, The United States Post Office Department participated in efforts to help raise funds. One method included cancelling mail with slogans that encouraged Americans to buy Liberty Loans. The United States was not alone in this effort, and this program will also show how allied nations such as Canada, Newfoundland, UK, New Zealand, and Australia undertook similar programs. [Read more…] about Postal History of World War One Program in Ticonderoga
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