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November, 2019

Adk History Museum Seeks Benefit Online Auction Items


The Adirondack History Museum has announced their upcoming online auction fundraiser, set to run November 29th through December 8th. The Museum is seeking donated items from the public which they can put up for bid to help support the museum and at the same time, promote local brands and products to a target audience of nearly 2,000 active, local museum supporters. Starting in November, the Museum is set to begin promoting the online auction. Donators will be featured on the auction home page (for items valued at $450 or more), in weekly e-mail alerts, and » Continue Reading. View original >>More


October, 2019

Fort William Henry’s Field of Flags


Lake George’s Fort William Henry is honoring all active and veteran military personnel as part of its Field of Flags. The annual event continues to commemorate our American military, past and present, for their service and sacrifice. Located in the center of Lake George, the replica of Fort William Henry is on the footprint of the original 1755 fort. The original Fort William Henry provided a strategic staging ground to protect the inland waterway from attacks from the French. In 1757 the fort was besieged by French regulars, militia, and Native Americans. After six days the British » Continue Reading. >>More


October, 2019

Free Drives Up Prospect Mountain in Honor of Veterans


No matter what our views and politics are, the one thing I hope we can agree upon will be to an opportunity to honor all United States veterans. Since 2015, the Department of Environmental Conservation has been making its accessible drive to the summit of Lake George’s Prospect Mountain free for everyone for a short period in the fall in honor of veterans. As far as I’m aware, Prospect Mountain is one of only three summits in the Adirondacks that are publicly accessible by motor vehicle. The other two are Whiteface Memorial Highway in Wilmington and Ticonderoga’s » Continue Reading. >>More


October, 2019

Warren County Historical Society Open House Nov 7th


The Warren County Historical Society is set to hold its annual Open House on Saturday, November 9th from 11 am to 2 pm at its headquarters and museum on 50 Gurney Lane, in Queensbury, NY. The Society’s new permanent exhibition, “Warren County 360: Celebrating Place and People,” will be featured, along with a display of Warren County postmarks and post office history, as well as a “Hands-On-History” station. The Book and Gift Shop will be open for shopping, and refreshments will be provided. The Warren County Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to educating about, preserving, and promoting >>More


October, 2019

Twitchell Lake History: ‘A Melancholy Occurrence’


“Melancholy Occurrence” was a fairly common expression for a tragic event in the middle of the 19th century.  A search of historic newspapers revealed the phrase was used some 250 times from 1820 to 1870.  Several of these were murder cases, such as the son of the Spanish Consul being stabbed through the heart with a cane sword by an angry neighbor. But most were unexpected events such as a fatal strike by lightening, a young fire victim, or a drowning. One occurred at Twitchell Lake. In a December 3, 1856 article titled “Melancholy Occurrence,” » Continue Reading. View original >>More


October, 2019

Fall Fun at Fort Ticonderoga


Fort Ticonderoga has announced their annual Maze by Moonlight, and the living history event “Nothing Could Exceed the Spirit and Alertness,” set for October 25th and 26th, and October 26th and 27th. The new 2019 corn maze design features clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s story. The maze is divided into two phases, giving guests the chance to gain confidence in the smaller maze before tackling the main maze. The average journey takes about twenty minutes for the first phase, and up to an hour for the second phase. During the “Nothing Could Exceed the Spirit and Alertness” event, » Continue >>More


October, 2019

Fort Ticonderoga Gets Grant To Restore Historic Walls


Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, has been awarded the Save America’s Treasures Grant, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior through a competitive process. The property was awarded $465,000 to be utilized in the restoration of the north demi-lune, a stone defensive structure connected to the fort. Originally constructed in the 18th century, the north demi-lune was used to defend Fort Ticonderoga against invaders and was part of the fort’s outer defenses that Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold saw as they crossed Lake Champlain on their » Continue >>More


October, 2019

British Engineer Charles Terrot At Fort Ti, Valcour Island


Charles Terrot was a British officer who served with the British Army in Canada during the Revolutionary War, and left one of the best accounts of the Battle of Valcour Island. Terrot was commissioned in 1774 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the age of 16 after studying at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. He advanced with the British Army against the Americans in 1776. Fort Ticonderoga holds some of the letters Terrot sent back home, including one written following the battle, in which he includes a map of the pivotal engagement and » >>More


October, 2019

Lake Champlain Basin Cultural Heritage Project Grants


The Lake Champlain Basin Program has announced they are seeking pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley. These projects will highlight the interpretive themes and further the goals, actions and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management Plan. The LCBP is particularly interested in funding projects that address the following priorities: CVNHP Special Program ($10,000-$40,000): Projects will emphasize the following: The CVNHP Corridors of Commerce Interpretive Theme with emphasis on the Temperance Movement, the Prohibition Era, or Smuggling to support multi-jurisdictional, or >>More


October, 2019

Lake Champlain Bridge History Seminar on Saturday


The Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, are set to team up to offer a day-long multi-disciplinary seminar on the 10th anniversary of the October 16, 2009, closing of the 1929 Lake Champlain Bridge, on Saturday, October 19th The day will explore the findings, consequences, and memories of the historic moment of the bridge closure and aftermath. The day begins at Chimney Point, with an illustrated talk by Vermont State Archeologist Jess Robinson on the archaeological findings on the Vermont side of the bridge project. This is followed by >>More




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