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Taste of Ti on tap at Heritage Museum

TICONDEROGA-The Ticonderoga Heritage Museum brings history life. So much so, you can taste it - literally.

The museum will host its ninth annual Taste of Ti on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ticonderoga High School cafeteria.

A major fundraiser for the museum, it features "tastes" of favorite dishes from area restaurants and food providers.

"From appetizers to desserts, diners are able to sample menu items from local restaurants, visit with friends and neighbors and, at the same time, help the Heritage Museum fund it's free children's workshops and other free programs that take place at the museum during the summer season," explained Sylvia Boyce, who is event co-chair along with Jane Bassett.

Tickets are $17.50 each and are on sale at Rathbun Jewelers, Ti Paint and Decorating Center, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office or by calling 585-6178.

The Hot Biscuit Catering is planning, setting up and serving the meal, which will be hosted by the Ti High School Key Club.

The museum is located in downtown Ticonderoga on the edge of Bicentennial Park. Commonly called the "1888 Building" the museum is housed in the only remaining structure of the old Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper mill that once sprawled across most of the lower section of the town.

Today the museum hosts an Adirondack gift shop and displays exhibits on the 200-year history of industries that built the town, particularly along the adjacent LaChute River.

It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends from Memorial day to July 4, daily July 4 to labor Day and weekends from Labor Day through Columbus Day.

In 2010 the museum opened a new exhibit on water power. This year trustees hope to expand that exhibit to include a large water-powered turbine that has been placed in front of the museum.

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