Ti Cartoon Museum to open for final season

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Cartoon Museum, located on the lower floor of the Ti Community Building at 132 Montcalm St., is preparing its final grand opening on Friday, May 7.

The opening event will be 1-5 p.m.

Director Stan Burdick has urged youth and adults to come and see the many cartoon and comic displays for the last time this summer, until its final closing on Aug. 31.

Following the opening on May 7 the museum will open every Friday throughout the summer, as well as other days by appointment, Burdick said. Those interested may call 585-7015 for special opening dates.

Special programs this summer are offered, including group cartoon classes, visiting cartoonist guest days, daytime school visits, and "We'll Bring the Museum to You" events. One such visit happened recently for Ticonderoga seniors at the local Armory.

The museum opened in Ticonderoga in 2004 and operated for six years in Hague before that. It contains more than 700 framed cartoons, some more than a century old. In a 12-year period, 3,000 persons have visited.

A long-time collector, Burdick has no definite relocation in mind for the popular exhibit but hopes to move it somewhere. He cited "restrictions in his new lease" as the reason to close down after August.

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