“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.
The 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.
Nelson will look at the stories of Native Americans and early Euro-American explorers and surveyors, decades before Verplanck Colvin, and how they 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. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at (518) 585-7868 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hancock House is located at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. More information can be found on their website.
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