President William Howard Taft dozed for nearly five hours in the wee hours of the July 6th, 1909 morning as The Mayflower, his private rail car, was parked at the esplanade end of track No. 13 at Grand Central Station inn the city of New York. [Read more…] about President Taft At Old Ticonderoga
Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Miller was on such a tight schedule on October 12th, 1920 that one of the keynote speakers in his entourage got left behind at the railroad depot south of Ticonderoga village, on Lake Champlain.
At least that’s the official explanation. [Read more…] about Teddy In Ticonderoga: Get Me From the Train On Time
Appeals from officials in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York to President Calvin Coolidge in 1924 resulted in the reappointment to federal government service of “undoubtedly the greatest inventive genius that Essex County has ever produced.”
Benjamin R. Stickney, a Moriah Center native, was a chief engineer at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing when President Warren Harding dismissed Stickney and 27 other federal bureaucrats, without notice, on March 27, 1922. [Read more…] about Ben Stickney’s Press: A New York Inventor’s Piece of World Postal History
The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday, September 10th and Friday, September 11th, 2020. Thursday’s meeting will begin at 1 pm and Friday’s session will commence at 9:30 am.
In accordance with New York State’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the Coronavirus, the public should use the live Webcast event to watch the meeting. To watch the meeting, visit the APA website and click the September meeting agenda found under News and Activities. [Read more…] about Hinckley Reservoir, Fish Creek Campground on APA Agenda
Fort Ticonderoga is continuing its 2020 Digital Campaign, a virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources, into the fall.
Upcoming Digital Campaign Events Include: [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Digital Campaign Continues into Fall
Fort Ticonderoga is set to host a Two-Day Homeschool Event for homeschool students and their parents on Thursday, September 10th and Friday, September 11th, 2020 from 9:30 am to 5 pm. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Presents 2-Day Homeschool Event
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to present “Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley,” a presentation by Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, on Friday, September 11 at 6 pm. [Read more…] about Prohibition Program In Ticonderoga Sept 11th
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to present “The Suffrage Centennial: Trial and Triumph,” a program highlighting the struggle to provide women the right to vote, on Friday, August 28th. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Program in Ticonderoga
“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. [Read more…] about Adirondack Mapping Exhibit in Ticonderoga, Program Planned
Fort Ticonderoga has invited the public to a Sound of 1776 Living History Event, set for Saturday, August 1st.
The event will feature living history vignettes, musical performances, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and other sights and sounds of the American Army at Ticonderoga. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Presenting A Lively Living History Event