The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free public program on Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. “Mapping the Adirondacks” will open the museum’s newest exhibit, featuring more than 18 military, political and romance maps from its collection, some on display for the first time.
Program presenter will be Pete Nelson, an avid writer, lecturer and Adirondack history buff whose articles appear regularly in numerous regional publications. Nelson is a mathematics teacher and history lecturer at North Country Community College, and is currently writing a book on early Adirondack surveyors, a passion that combines his love of Adirondack history with his love of mathematics.
“Adirondack Lore says that our beautiful region remained unexplored wilderness until well into the 19th century,” says Nelson. “The story of Native Americans, early EuroAmerican explorers and surveyors says otherwise. This talk is an exploration of the people, surveys and maps that, decades before Verplanck Colvin, helped make the Adirondacks one of the hottest frontiers in the young nation.”
The program will be held outdoors and is cancelled in the event of rain. Program attendance will be limited to 35 and reservations are required. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and masks are required. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to: email@example.com.