During 1959 the Adirondacks and the Lakes Champlain and George region commemorated the 350th Anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s 1609 journey of discovery upon the waters which later was to bear his name. Many municipalities, attractions, businesses and organizations assisted in promoting the Champlain Anniversary by developing their own site specific advertising, events and programs.
From the Ticonderoga Historical Society’s collection of material from this celebratory anniversary event we share several photographs from the 1959 year long celebration.
Hancock House display
N.Y.S. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, Roy R. Kennedy, Executive Director of the 350th Anniversary Festival (portraying Samuel de Champlain) , and N.Y.S. Grant W. Johnson (Ticonderoga native) share a photo op at the Hancock House.
A Tupper Lake, NY event – demonstrating the peeling of logs.
Town of Chester, NY – celebrating its settlement anniversary (Credit ITS. SUMY)
Frontier Town – Adirondack Mountain Attraction
Back Page of “The Tower” – 1959 Souvenir Edition – Aerial photograph of the Village of Ticonderoga
Sixty years later The Ticonderoga Historical Society continues our MISSION: “by advancing the preservation and interpretation of history through our collections, programs and community outreach, preserving our past for our future.”
We will be opening in late May with new programs, exhibits and special events on our 2019 schedule.