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07/12/2017 - Elizabethtown, NY - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown last Thursday, July 6, to tour the new exhibit, “Adirondack Suffragists: 100 Years of Votes for Women.” The multi media displays celebrate 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote. The museum is focusing on Adirondack suffragists including the iconic suffragist, labor lawyer and public speaker Inez Milholland, who summered... [READ MORE]
06/28/2017 - CONTACT: Christina Elliott, AAA Executive Director, 518-335-5745 (cell), adkartessex@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ESSEX, NY –Thanks to grant funding and community support, the Adirondack Art Association (AAA) will be offering all of their childrens' art classes for free this summer. As a non-profit community arts organization, the AAA is dedicated to providing arts education and fine art exhibitions in the community of Essex and the surrounding areas. Four... [READ MORE]
06/26/2017 - For Immediate Release                                For Further Information Contact:Beth Hill - 518-585- 2821bhill@fort-ticonderoga.orgJune 26, 2017                                                     ... [READ MORE]
06/01/2017 - (Ticonderoga, NY) A boat tour aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s 60-foot Carillon not only provides visitors with breathtaking lake views of commanding mountains and the majestic fort, it also crosses some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America. This latest attraction at Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, offers passengers a unique travel experience. The 90-minute tour available... [READ MORE]
05/31/2017 - Elizabethtown, NY - The Adirondack History Center Museum is having an opening reception of this year's Rosenberg Gallery Show, "A Sense of Place: Photography of the High Peaks." Curator Dan Keegan will offer a gallery walk for guests through the exhibit. The event is Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. Images of the Adirondacks have been captured since the early days of photography. Work from some of the greatest Adirondack photographers, from historic images taken in the 1870s to the modern day... [READ MORE]
05/17/2017 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Westport, NY  - Soundwaves is pleased to present the 2017 summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, NY, on the shores of Lake Champlain. This summer’s program will feature four groundbreaking musicians celebrating the diverse genres of bluegrass, folk, jazz & experimental music.This is the fourth season curated by Westport resident and Grammy Award-Winning musician Taylor Haskins. These concerts are free of charge thanks to the generous support of our... [READ MORE]
05/12/2017 -  Ticonderoga, NY – Steamboat Captain and author William “Bill” Gates will present the opening talk as the Ticonderoga Historical Society opens the third of its major exhibits for 2017 on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. “Steamboats A’Comin” helps mark the bicentennial of steamboats on the waterways of the Lake Champlain and Lake George Regions, an innovation that opened the area for commerce and tourism in the years that followed. “Today we... [READ MORE]
05/03/2017 -                    For Further Information Contact:                                   Beth Hill - 518-585- 2821bhill@fort-ticonderoga.org  Ticonderoga, NY -  Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation to support regional youth maritime educational programs. Aboard the... [READ MORE]
04/24/2017 -   Fort Ticonderoga to showcase 1757  (Ticonderoga, NY) Experience Fort Ticonderoga on land and water during the 2017 season, beginning on Saturday, May 6. Fort Ticonderoga is a historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape. Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. It is the only site in the world that tells a new story each year through dynamic... [READ MORE]
04/18/2017 -  Contact:Michael G. Roets, Site ManagerCrown Point State Historic Site21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point NY 12928michael.roets@parks.ny.gov(Crown Point, NY)……. The Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site are pleased to announce that they will host an unveiling ceremony for a monument commemorating the Crown Point cannon that Henry Knox hauled from Lake Champlain to Boston at the beginning of the American Revolution. The ceremony will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, May 13th at 1:... [READ MORE]
04/05/2017 -  Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting the North Country’s fourth “Inn-to-Inn” hike on Saturday, May 13. The 11-mile “Grand Hike to the Essex Inn” will be on CATS hiking trails and scenic back roads from Wadhams to the Essex Inn where there will be a “block party.”  The celebration features the Zip City Blues Band, restorative yoga and chair massage provided by Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness, kids crafts, a photo booth to commemorate the event, and a buffet dinner.  “... [READ MORE]
03/16/2017 - (Port Henry, NY) The Moriah Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the new hiking "Moriah Challenge!"To complete the "Moriah Challenge," hikers must complete all four local Champlain Area Trails (CATS) hikes, which include Belfry Mountain, Big Hollow/Coot Hill, Cheney Mountain, and Crowfoot Pond Trails. Starting May 1, 2017, anyone who successfully completes the challenge and submits their information will receive a commemorative embroidered patch to celebrate their accomplishment. To claim... [READ MORE]
03/06/2017 - Ticonderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Historical Society unveils the first of three new exhibits being installed at the Hancock house on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m.  Historical Society Programs Assistant and former Essex County Historian Diane O’Connor will present the opening talk, which is free and open to the public.   Votes for Women looks at the fight for women’s suffrage in New York State, where women won the right to vote in 1917, more than two years before the national amendment to... [READ MORE]
12/08/2016 -  (Ticonderoga, NY)  Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” will begin in January and run through April 2017. The lecture series will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the Mars Education Center. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members are admitted free of cost.“The Fort Fever Series is a wonderful opportunity for Fort Ticonderoga Museum Staff to share their latest research with the public,” said Beth Hill, President and CEO.... [READ MORE]
11/10/2016 -  Ticonderoga, N.Y. -- The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with area businesses and organizations, will host the 7th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration from Friday, November 25th through Sunday, December 4th, 2016. The celebration will kick off with events such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Holiday Wagon Rides, and the Rockin’ Tree Lighting. As part of the Ticonderoga Area... [READ MORE]
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