The 23rd annual Festival of Trees is under way at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga. Highlighting the month-long Christmas celebration will be an open house Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 to 3 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
continued Upon entering the building visitors are greeted by a staircase, which is unusual in that it has three different designs of spindles on each step and intricately carved and double-turned newel posts, examples of the craftsmanship of the middle 18th century. Adding to the staircase is the Palladian window on the first landing level.
The building houses a regional museum of antiques and a library that holds a large collection of regional material and one of the largest collections of genealogical resource materials in the region.
For more information contact Robin Trudeau at the Ticonderoga Historical Society, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, phone 585-7868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.