"For many of us, the Indian Pageant at the Forest Theatre invokes nostalgia," she continued. "Revisit the memories or discover anew the remarkable Tom Cook and his first pageant, The Iroquois Feast of the Green Corn, a pageant that went on to foster many more over the next almost 30 years of outdoor theatre. We are presenting now from our collections the original five scripts from the Indian Pageant for the first time."
The Hancock House third floor houses a newly-built barn.
"Yes, we have a 'Rural Life' exhibit dating back to the late 1800s with such things as a cow-milking stanchion, feed box from C. H. Baldwin Trotting Stables, milk bottles from several regional farms, fly harness, horseshoe display and the sleigh from the Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company," Curtis said. "A collection of old tools has been donated in the memory of Edward Shattuck by his family. Complementing the barn, we have a small parlor and a kitchen equipped with a pot belly stove. Oh, so much to see."
The exhibits are made possible in part by two Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial mini-grants and a Developing Community Arts Grant with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered locally by the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks.