TICONDEROGA - On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum will officially open its new Water Power Exhibit.
The new exhibit demonstrates how Ticonderoga's unique location on the LaChute River led to the development of numerous water-powered industries in the 18th through 21st centuries.
Using a combination of maps and-then and-now overlays, visitors can see how Ticonderoga used water energy generated by a drop in elevation greater than Niagara Falls, to become a center of manufacturing in North America.
Helping explain "Why Ticonderoga is Here?" are a number of scale models of mills created by artist/historian Denise Huestis, along with the actual governor and water turbine that once produced hydro-electric power at Wadhams, NY.
The exhibit encourages visitors to walk the LaChute Trail and enjoy the natural beauty of the river that brought Ticonderoga to life.
A ribbon cutting will take place at 12:15 p.m. and light refreshments will be served throughout the day.
The Heritage Museum, located at the entrance to Bicentennial Park, is open 10-4 every day until Labor Day and weekends until Columbus Day. The Museum is open to the public, free of charge.