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Hancock House to open new exhibit

Ladies’ fashions to be displayed

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will unveil its new exhibit, “Bid Adieu, But Enjoy the Stroll - Old Threads From Ticonderoga,” at the Hancock House  Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m.  This event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will unveil its new exhibit, “Bid Adieu, But Enjoy the Stroll - Old Threads From Ticonderoga,” at the Hancock House Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. This event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

— High fashion is coming to Ticonderoga.

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will unveil its new exhibit, “Bid Adieu, But Enjoy the Stroll - Old Threads From Ticonderoga,” at the Hancock House Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. This event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit showcases ladies’ fashions of yesteryear.

“This fashion exhibit will showcase an assortment of ladies’ fashions, most from the society’s collections and once worn by area residents during the last two centuries,” Charlene Dreimiller, Ticonderoga Historical Society trustee, said. “From corsets and unmentionables, to turn-of-the-century bathing suits and dresses of the 60s, from hats to jewelry to shoes and more, and a little bit of this and that, the society has put together some unique items on display on the main and second floors of the Hancock House.

“We invite people to stop in and peek at outfits that their great-great-grandmother may have worn, to fashions in the old family photo album that even you may recognize from when you were young,” she said.

The exhibit will available throughout the summer during regular hours Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ticonderoga Historical Society, organized in 1897, today manages the Hancock House, a Georgian mansion, as a year-round regional museum with four floors of period rooms that reflect the era of the house and exhibits that display the culture of the region. The non-circulating library houses a collection of regional material on civic, social and economic elements and also has one of the largest collections of genealogical resource materials in the area.

“We invite people to join us at the Hancock House for this new exhibit, which is part of an expanded sequence of activities, events and programs planned for this year,” Dreimiller said. “This exhibit may well recall memories past while people enjoy refreshments and chat about old times with neighbors and friends.

“We look forward to sharing this display with the community and hope people will enjoy strolling through the ages of fashions and ‘Old Threads From Ticonderoga’,” she said.

For more information contact Robin Trudeau of the Ticonderoga Historical Society at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, phone 585-7868 or Email tihistory@verizon.net.

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