The Ticonderoga Historical Society remains busy with plans for a vigorous 2020 program season, promising no cancellations in planned activities, as long as social distancing restrictions begin to ease late in the spring.
“We have discussed it at length,” said THS President Bill Dolback. “Staff and volunteers have put a tremendous amount of effort into our exhibits and programs, and we’re promising our members and supporters that, while events have been postponed, nothing will be cancelled.”
With 24 programs, exhibit openings and activities on the schedule for the season, THS realizes it will have an ambitious year ahead. Dolback pointed out that most program presenters had expressed a willingness to work within the revised schedule and he did not anticipate any issues in opening the Hancock House Museum by early summer.
“We fully realize that we are not in control of the situation,” he noted, adding that “we are committed to full compliance with the recommendations of the Governor and health officials regarding gatherings.”
Among the exhibits slated to open in 2020 are “Mapping the Adirondacks” and “Champlain Valley Prohibition.” Programs encompass a diverse range of topics, including Women’s Suffrage, the Fenian Raids, American Civil War, Landscape Painters of the Adirondacks, and Irish in Musical Theater, as well as outdoor talks in the colonial garden and the popular free movie series.