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Oral histories to be collected in Ti

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present an afternoon storytelling session on the subject of agriculture on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga.

The stories will be told my local residents, many of whom have been involved in agriculture for several generations.

Jill Breit, executive director at TAUNY, will host this storytelling program, one of several that have taken place in the Champlain Valley this past summer and fall as part of the quadricentennial celebrations.

The storytelling events have been an opportunity to record information about different aspects of local culture in the communities along Lake Champlain. The events are sponsored by the Champlain Valley Heritage Network with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, Folk Arts Program.

Stories collected will become part of the historical collection for the region.

At the Ticonderoga event, the local storytellers will focus on crop, dairy and small and large animal farming and will include horse racing.

The audience is invited to participate by sharing stories of their own experiences and is encouraged to bring along old photographs. This program is free. Refreshments will be served.

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