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Summer A-Fair coming to Ticonderoga

Aug. 11 at Hancock House

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host its largest event of the season this weekend. The 10th annual Summer A-Fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Hancock House at 6 Moses Circle.

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host its largest event of the season this weekend. The 10th annual Summer A-Fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Hancock House at 6 Moses Circle.

— The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host its largest event of the season this weekend.

The 10th annual Summer A-Fair will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Hancock House at 6 Moses Circle.

“There will be freshly baked pies, muffins, cookies and other goodies at the bake table,” said Courtnay “Chris” M. Smith of the historical society. “This is a very popular table so don’t be late if you want to have the best pick. There will be books by regional authors, historic area pictures, and other items for sale from the society’s gift shop. There will be a white elephant sale with all sorts of treasures, and you can visit the arts and crafts vendors who will be selling some very unique gift items.”

Summer A-Fair is a popular event, according to Dorcey Crammond, Ticonderoga Historical Society treasurer.

“This once-a-year event is one that should not be missed,” she said. “There is sure to be something for everyone.”

The Ticonderoga Historical Society holds this annual event fundraiser to support the maintenance of the Hancock House and preservation of the archive holdings of local area history.

For more information contact the Ticonderoga Historical Society at 585-7868 or tihistory@verizon.net.

The Hancock House, which serves as home to the Ticonderoga Historical Society, was a gift to The New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) from native son and philanthropist Horace Moses.

Located at the Liberty Monument at the intersection of Wicker and Montcalm streets, it is also home to several exhibits highlighting community history.

Moses built the house as a repository for the purpose of perpetuating “American Traditions in History and the Fine Arts,” and it served in this capacity for many years as the NYSHA “Headquarters House,” although it can no longer claim this title. This imposing Georgian mansion is a replica of Thomas Hancock’s (uncle to John Hancock) Beacon Hill residence built in 1737 and 1741, and demolished in 1863.

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