Historical Society to Present Program on Adirondack Jewish Community

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free program on “Adirondack Jews – Community and Contribution” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle in Ticonderoga.

“We had discussed this program as a possibility for next year,” said Historical Society Managing Director Diane O’Connor. “However, in light of recent events, we felt it important to move forward as soon as possible. The Adirondacks is rich with accomplishments and contributions by individuals of Jewish heritage. Louis Marshall, an attorney and conservationist, helped draft the “Forever Wild” clause for the protection of the Adirondacks and his son Bob Marshall was a founder of the Adirondack 46ers and The Wilderness Society.”

O’Connor went on to explain that she has close family and friends who live in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, site of recent anti-Semitic violence that resulted in 11 deaths. That, along with the recent defacing of a Brooklyn synagogue and last year’s anti-Semitic vandalism in the Town of Chazy led to a decision to present an historical perspective on Jewish contributions to the Adirondacks.

The program is free to the public. Reservations are not necessary and refreshments will include a latke bar, the traditional Jewish potato pancake, served with an array of toppings.

Additional information is available by calling 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to: tihistory@bridgepoint1.com.