Ticonderoga’s Hancock House will host the second annual “Night at the Museum.” Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the event will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. From left are: June Curtis, Ticonderoga Historical Society coordinator; Matt Courtright, chamber executive director; and Beth Iuliano, the owner of Eddie’s Restaurant and a historical society board member.
Ticonderoga’s Hancock House will come alive during the second annual “Night at the Museum.”
“Join us for a jam-packed and fun-filled evening to benefit the historical society and the chamber of commerce,” June Curtis, Ticonderoga Historical Society coordinator, said.
“Night at the Museum” will feature hor d’oeuvres, sweet treats, wine, music, a scavenger hunt, games of chance, a silent auction, history lessons, a special exhibit of the USS Ticonderoga and more.
Admission is $20 a person or $30 a couple.
The chamber and historical society are seeking additional sponsors for the event. Eddie’s Restaurant has signed on.
“Based on the success of last year’s event, Eddie’s Restaurant is looking forward to partnering with the chamber and the historical society to host the second annual ‘Night At The Museum’,” said Beth Iuliano, the owner of Eddie’s and a historical society board member. “We are happy to be part of this event and to be working closely with these two wonderful organizations.”
For more information or to reserve a ticket contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619 or the Ticonderoga Historical Society at 585-7868.
The Hancock House, which serves as home to the Ticonderoga Historical Society, was a gift to The New York State Historical Association from native son and philanthropist Horace Moses.
Located at the Liberty Monument at the intersection of Wicker and Montcalm streets, it is also home to exhibits highlighting community history.
Moses built the house as a repository for the purpose of perpetuating “American Traditions in History and the Fine Arts,” and it served in this capacity for many years as the NYSHA “Headquarters House,” although it can no longer claim this title. This imposing Georgian mansion is a replica of Thomas Hancock’s (uncle to John Hancock) Beacon Hill residence built in 1737 and 1741, and demolished in 1863.
The Hancock House Museum and Research Library was dedicated in 1926. The Ticonderoga Historical Society today manages the building as a regional museum and reference library. There are interesting and exciting exhibits on all four floors of the Hancock House. The modern library houses a large collection of regional material on civic, social and economic elements and also has one of the largest collections of genealogical resource materials in the region.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce serves, markets and promotes the Ticonderoga area including, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Hague, Moriah and Putnam. The TACC plans and hosts free community events, events that draw area visitors, assists area organizations with their events and projects, provides small business support and resources and business referrals, answers community and visitor questions and requests via phone, Email and mail, sends visitor area information upon request, keeps an online calendar of events, as well as an array of benefits for its members.
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