Ti Cartoon Museum to open for season

TICONDEROGA - Need a reason to smile?

The Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum will open for the season Wednesday, April 15.

"New displays are in place to please youth and adults from pre-school age to over 90," Stan Burdick, museum director, promised.

This year's 2 p.m. opening will also include free gifts for everyone who attends the event, located on the lower floor of the community on Lower Montcalm Street.

In past years the museum has opened April 1 in recognition of April Fool's Day, but this year the date was changed to April 15 to correspond to "Income Tax Relief or Sorrow Day," Burdick said.

Following the opening, the museum will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Now in its sixth year, the Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum is dedicated to the work of a wide variety of cartoonist, the museum has more then 700 exhibits.

Most every Friday afternoon a special program is planned, 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 will be available by appointment.

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. Call 585-7015 for information.

Burdick, who operates the Ticonderoga cartoon Museum, is an artists in his own right.

For further information call 585-7015 or tfguild@capital.net or www.ticonderogacartoonmuseum.org

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