“Liberated Ladies,” a free show celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York will be offered free to the public on Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga, NY.
“Women in New York won the right to vote in 1917,” noted Bill Dolback, President of the Historical Society. “That was a significant achievement because it came more than two years before the passage of the national amendment. This show celebrates that important accomplishment, but we will be doing it in a highly entertaining manner, with poignancy, humor and a few delightful surprises.”
The cabaret-style musical revue promises to be the biggest yet at the Historical Society and will feature regional performers including jazz vocalist Jane Evans and guitarist Gregory Evans of Hot Box Honey, Mary Jo von Tury and Dwinal Smith, Mackenzie Strum, Nick Fitzgerald, Chris LaPointe, David Hodges, Vaughn Watson, and Andrew and Katy Rasmus.
Because of the significance of the women’s suffrage centennial, grant funding for the show was made available through a New York Humanities Action Grant, and a decentralization grant administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and provided through the New York State Council on the Arts. Financial support was also received from the Town of Ticonderoga.
There is no admission charge for the show and the performance area is accessible for anyone, including those with disabilities. Specific information can be obtained by calling the Historical Society at 518-585-7868, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Founded in 1897 and chartered in 1909, the Ticonderoga Historical Society advances the preservation and interpretation of history through its collections, programs and community outreach.