The Ticonderoga Historical Society brings its popular free summer lawn concert back to the Hancock House on Saturday, July 20 at 6 p.m. This year’s concert celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival held in Bethel Woods, New York.
From Wilson to Woodstock refers to President Woodrow Wilson, under whose administration women’s suffrage resulted in the passage of the 19th Amendment. Wilson’s policies with regard to World War One and the Treaty of Versailles were also important in creating the incubator for World War Two and subsequent global conflicts.
“The audience will hear music from the 20th Century, with a focus on the impact that Woodstock had in shaping the popular culture and political landscape, from women’s rights to the anti-war movement,” said THS Program Director Diane O’Connor. “This is our fifth annual summer lawn concert and everyone will be delighted at the original programming and memorable music that is being presented.”
Returning to take the stage will be Hot Box Honey, the versatile Lake Champlain area band that has become a local favorite for their innovative shows that highlight the music of World War Two, the Roaring Twenties and other popular eras.
“Hot Box Honey has put together a set list that is ambitious, fun and brings the very best music from the Woodstock stage to the Hancock House. I guarantee that everyone will be singing and clapping along with this amazingly talented regional band,” said O’Connor.
In addition to an evening of music and fun, beverages will be available, including craft beer from Fort Anne’s Battle Hill Brewery.
The program helps reinforce two primary exhibits in place at the Hancock House Museum. Women’s’ Suffrage is an ongoing centennial celebration across both New York State and the nation. In addition, the museum also features a look at the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock, including a look at local residents who attended the three-day festival.
The concert is made possible by an Action Grant from Humanities New York and funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program on July 20, but seats may be reserved by calling 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com.