The Ticonderoga Historical Society invites organizations and individuals to participate in the 27th Annual Festival of Trees, taking place at the Hancock House from November 28 through December 29.
Each year community organizations, businesses, school groups and clubs assist in decorating the Hancock House by providing a decorated tree, centerpiece, gingerbread house or other festive holiday art.
The highlight of the Festival of Trees is the champagne reception held Sunday, December 2 from 1 until 3 p.m. This year, the Historical Society hopes to play host to more than 40 trees and displays. These are featured around the stately historic house, many featuring a specific theme or decorative motif.
Trees can be any size; however fire regulations allow only artificial trees to be used. Additionally, lighting must comply with UL approval codes. Decorated trees must be in place no later than November 26 and must be removed the week of January 2nd.
Group tours for schools and other organizations, as well as a pre-arranged visit from Santa, are also available by reservation. To secure a space, or for additional questions, contact the staff at the Hancock House at 518-585-7868.
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.