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Hancock lecture set

TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present James Gabler with a historical account of the 1758 campaign of Gen. James Abercrombie against the French at the Battle of Carillon (Fort Ticonderoga) . The program will be held at the Hancock House located in Ticonderoga on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. This presentation will be an new venue for Gabler as many will be more familiar with his portrayal as a 18th Century physician. For this program he will include a narrative of the campaign focusing on the British attack on the French lines that resulted in a great loss of killed and wounded to the famous Black Watch regiment. Gabler is a physician assistant with the Hudson Headwaters Health Center that is located in Ticonderoga. For over 20 years he has presented a number of programs with colonial era medical themes; and, participated in many 18th century period reeactments with various groups. 2008 will mark the 250th anniversary of the famous and much-written battle. This event is the societys kick-off program for future planned programs on the French and Indian War era and the 2009 Celebration Champlain 400th Anniversary. This program is made possible, in part, with an Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks DCA Grant. The public is also invited to the Ticonderoga Historical Societys open house of its Festival of Trees holiday special that will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Hancock House from 1-3 p.m. This event is given annually to thank the public for their support to the society during the past year.

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