June Curtis of the Ticonderoga Historical Society and Matthew Courtright, executive director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, poses with an exhibit during the annual “Night at the Museum” at the Hancock House.
Plans are already being made for the 2013 “Night at the Museum.”
“I would like to thank June Curtis, Beth Iuliano, Eddie’s Restaurant, Bill Dolback, TACC board members, the Ticonderoga Historical Society and all of the sponsors of this great event,” said matthew Courtright, chamber executive director. “I would also like to extend thanks to all those in attendance for their support.
“We hope this event will grow each year in attendance to support the efforts of the chamber and the historical society,” he added. “It is a pleasure working with June, Beth and Bill on this event. This is a fantastic event and all we invite you to attend the third annual event on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.”
The event, held at the Hancock House, featured appetizers and desserts, beverages, live music, a scavenger hunt, games of chance, a small silent auction, history lessons and special exhibits of the USS Ticonderoga.
The theme for this year’s event was the “USS Ticonderoga Sets Sail.”
Also supporting the “Night at the Museum” were Eddies Restaurant, Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, Frenchy’s, June Curtis, The Lake Champlain Inn B&B, Melinda and Glen Chapman, Rathbun Jewelers, Sugar Hill Manor B&B, Ticonderoga Country Club, the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, HerbAnna Farm and Lonergan’s Antiques.
The scavenger hunt, created by Curtis, gave participants a chance to learn about the USS Ticonderoga.
“There were five ships names Ticonderoga ranging from a schooner to an aircraft carrier,” Curtis said. “The first of the five U.S. Navy vessels to bear the name of Ticonderoga was built in Vergennes, Vt., rendered gallant service in the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814 and now resides at the Skeensbourugh Museum in Whitehall.”
Bill Dolback, president of the Ticonderoga Historical Society board, invited Mary Arthur and her son, Michael Arthur, as special guests.
Michael Arthur, a Navy veteran, was recognized as having served on the last USS Ticonderoga (CG-47). His parents, Mary and William, served in the Navy during World War II.
Iuliano, a historical society board member and owner of Eddie’s Restaurant, was pleased with the event.
“Eddie’s Restaurant is happy to be part of this event and to be working closely with these two wonderful organizations,” she said. “I look forward to continue to support the efforts of both the chamber and the historical society with this event.”