The Ticonderoga Historical Society (THS) will present a free public program entitled “The Last Days of John Brown” on Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.
Speaker John Warren will look at the life of the controversial abolitionist who once called the Adirondacks home. Hailed as both hero and villain, most scholars agree that his actions helped fan the flames of the American Civil War.
“We were delighted when John Warren agreed to present,” said THS Managing Director Diane O’Connor. “He has studied Brown’s impact and life extensively, and this promises to be a thoughtful and provocative program.”
Warren is the founder and editor of New York Almanack and serves as the Adirondack correspondent for North Country Public Radio. The program is presented as part of the Historical Society’s overall theme of “History, Race, and Gender in the Adirondacks” during 2022.
The program will be held outdoors, under a tent and attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. Current CDC and New York State guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
While the program is free, reservations are suggested. Additional information is available and reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to: email@example.com.
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