The Ticonderoga Historical Society (THS) will host “The Last Days of John Brown,” a free program set for Friday, June 24th, at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga.
Beginning at 7 pm, John Warren will look at the life of the controversial abolitionist who once called the Adirondacks home. Hailed as both hero and villain, his actions helped fan the flames of the American Civil War.
Warren is the founder and editor of New York Almanack and serves as the Adirondack correspondent for North Country Public Radio. The program is presented as part of the Historical Society’s overall theme of “History, Race and Gender in the Adirondacks” during 2022.
The program will be held outdoors, under a tent and attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. The Hancock House is located at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. While the program is free, reservations are suggested. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Hancock House at (518) 585-7868 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illustration: Hanging of John Brown at Charles Town, WV by David Hunter Strother.