The Ticonderoga Historical Society invites the public to the third in its series of free movie nights on Friday July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House. The featured film will be “The Lost Battalion,” a true story about the hardships suffered by the nine companies, roughly 550 men, of the United States Army 77th Infantry Division, comprised mostly of men from New York. The battalion was cut off and surrounded by German forces in the Argonne Forest during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918.
“This film ties into our multi-year exhibit on the United States’ role in World War One,” said THS President Bill Dolback. “We are pleased to feature a film that deals directly with the role of soldiers from New York State, and particularly the bravery of their commander, Major Charles Whittlesey, portrayed by the actor Rick Schroder.”
All of the movie nights are free, with complimentary popcorn. Beverages are available for a free-will donation.
Specific information regarding programs and events can be obtained by calling the Historical Society at 518-585-7868, by checking Facebook or the THS website at ticonderogahistoricalsociety.org.
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. The Historical Society makes area history an integral part of community life by connecting past and present.