The Ticonderoga Historical Society will open its newest multi-year exhibit with a program and reception on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Historical Society President Bill Dolback will present the opening talk, which is free and open to the public.
Til It’s Over Over There takes its name from a popular World War One era song and looks at United States’ entry into the war in 1917, nearly three years after the conflict began in Europe.
“Our country’s entry into the war was a hotly debated topic of the time,” said THS President Bill Dolback. “When the United States finally did enter the war, it was an important move that helped ensure allied victory. New York state and the Adirondack Region played an important role and we will be examining that role over the next three years in a changing exhibit that will highlight various aspects of the war.”
The exhibit installation has created a dramatic new setting as a portion of the second floor of the Hancock House has been transformed into a World War one trench, complete with sandbags, barbed wire, and non-firing machine gun replica.
Reservations are not required for the April 21 opening program and refreshments will be served. For additional information regarding this program, or upcoming exhibits and programs, please call 518-585-7868 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also posted on the Historical Society’s Facebook page.
Founded in 1897 and chartered in 1909, the Ticonderoga Historical Society advances the preservation and interpretation of history through our collections, programs, and community outreach, preserving our past for our future. The Historical Society makes area history an integral part of community life by connecting past and present.