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‘Night at the Museum’ to return to Ticonderoga

Sept. 27 at Hancock House

Ticonderoga’s Hancock House will host the second annual “Night at the Museum.” Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the event  will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. From left are: June Curtis, Ticonderoga Historical Society coordinator; Matt Courtright, chamber executive director; and Beth Iuliano, the owner of Eddie’s Restaurant and a historical society board member.

Ticonderoga’s Hancock House will host the second annual “Night at the Museum.” Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the event will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. From left are: June Curtis, Ticonderoga Historical Society coordinator; Matt Courtright, chamber executive director; and Beth Iuliano, the owner of Eddie’s Restaurant and a historical society board member.

— Ticonderoga’s Hancock House will come alive during the second annual “Night at the Museum.”

Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the event will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. The Hancock House is located at 6 Moses Circle.

“Join us for a jam-packed and fun-filled evening to benefit the historical society and the chamber of commerce,” June Curtis, Ticonderoga Historical Society coordinator, said.

“Night at the Museum” will feature hor d’oeuvres, sweet treats, wine, music, a scavenger hunt, games of chance, a silent auction, history lessons, a special exhibit of the USS Ticonderoga and more.

Admission is $20 a person or $30 a couple.

The chamber and historical society are seeking additional sponsors for the event. Eddie’s Restaurant has signed on.

“Based on the success of last year’s event, Eddie’s Restaurant is looking forward to partnering with the chamber and the historical society to host the second annual ‘Night At The Museum’,” said Beth Iuliano, the owner of Eddie’s and a historical society board member. “We are happy to be part of this event and to be working closely with these two wonderful organizations.”

For more information or to reserve a ticket contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 585-6619 or the Ticonderoga Historical Society at 585-7868.

The Hancock House, which serves as home to the Ticonderoga Historical Society, was a gift to The New York State Historical Association 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 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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