The 13 at a table superstition may take its origin from the Last Supper wherein 13 people dined (Jesus and 12 disciples) and Jesus died soon after, or from the Valhalla Banquet story in Norse mythology. That story tells about 12 gods invited to a banquet. Loki, making 13, intrudes and Balder, the favorite of the gods, is killed.
The Thirteen Club in Ticonderoga was organized in 1914 and flourished until 1926. Little can be found of their activities but some of the ladies claiming membership were : Mrs. Hiram Treadway, Mrs. Geo. Loomis, Mrs. Benjamin Drake and Mrs. Sheldon Shattuck.
This series of articles is compliments of Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, located in the 1888 building at the entrance of Bicentennial Park.