Ti museum seeking contributions

TICONDEROGA A fundraising campaign is now under way to benefit the Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum. Now in its fifth year, the Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum is dedicated to the work of a wide variety of cartoonists. The museum has more then 700 exhibits. The museum, located in the basement of the Community Building on Montcalm Street, is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. It will close at the end of October for the season and re-open in April. The AMUSE-eum is operated by Stan Burdick, himself a cartoonist. People wishing to make a donation can send contributions to Burdick at 129 The Portage, Ticonderoga 12883. Most every Friday afternoon a special program is planned at the museum, either a lecture/demonstration by a visiting cartoonist or a display of the works of a noted comic artist, said Burdick. During August cartoon workshops were available. Other special exhibits include Sid Couchey on Richie Rich and Friends, Thomas Nast defeating Boss Tweed, the famous Gibson Girl, Animation with Chuck Jones and 100 Years of the Comics. The museum in Ticonderoga is unique in its appeal to all ages from 8 to 80. It is one of only a dozen such museums east of the Mississippi. Established in Hague in 1998, it was moved to Ticonderoga in April 2004. A small donation is suggested for visitors this spring and summer. Reduced admissions are available for families, school classes and organizations. For further information call 585-7015 or tfguild@capital.net or www.ticonderogacartoonmuseum.org

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