Folksinger Dave Ruch will offer a concert Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the Ti Community Building. The concert will be free and refreshments will be served.
Music of the Adirondacks will be featured during a performance by Dave Ruch in Ticonderoga.
The folksinger will offer a concert Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the Ti Community Building. The concert will be free and refreshments will be served.
The event will be presented by the Ticonderoga First 250 Years Committee, The Ticonderoga Historical Society and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum.
“When we think of old-time music handed down from generation to generation, we might think of places like Kentucky or North Carolina, or the Ozark Mountains….did you know we’ve got it right here in the Empire State, too?,” Ruch said.
Ruch will tell the stories behind the songs, stories of farmers, lumbermen, children, housewives, lake sailors, canallers and more.
A professional musician and educator based in Buffalo, Ruch gives more than 200 concerts and workshops each year for schools, libraries, music festivals, historical societies, museums and community events.
Ruch considers himself equal parts historian, entertainer, educator, comedian and folklorist.
He plays banjo, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, washboard and jaw harp as he sings.
Ruch is a member of the New York State Historical Association, Canal Society of New York State, New York Folklore Society, and the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies.
The Ticonderoga First 250 Years Committee has been formed to plan the 250th anniversary celebration of Ticonderoga’s settlement. It is now seeking a logo for the commemoration.
The logo will be featured in promotions on-line and printed on various materials.
The group is holding a contest to find a logo. The competition is open to any individual, organization, business, educational institution or group. All submissions must contain a primary graphic that is a visual/artistic representation of the commemoration and must include the text: Ticonderoga, 250 Years, 1764-2014. The entry deadline is April 25.
The logo contest rules are available at the Hancock House, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Community Building. Rules can also be requested by calling the Hancock House at 585-7868 Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The committee, co-sponsored by the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and the Ticonderoga Historical Society, has been formed to lead the community in commemorating the 250th anniversary of the settlement of Ticonderoga and both the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Champlain (War of 1812) and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
“The purpose is for every individual, teacher, student, family, organization, association, club, business, church, etc. to delight in and celebrate preserving and sharing our rich history and common past,” said June Curtis of the committee.
The contest winner will be awarded $100. The winning logo will be on exhibit at the Ticonderoga Arts Gallery, Hancock House, Heritage Museum, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Community Building and will be featured in the many commemorative events and activities taking place throughout 2012 to 2014.
For further information call 585-7868 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.