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September 6, 2010

Ti Heritage Museum expands with new exhibit

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TICONDEROGA —

BIG INVESTMENT

Museum President Stephen Boyce said the new exhibit cost about $65,000, not including remodeling the room.

"Main Street Ticonderoga has a new and exciting attraction that will serve the community for years to come."

Grants came from Janet Kennedy's Lake Champlain Byways Program through National Scenic Byways, Sen. Betty Little, LaChute Hydro and Dr. Dean Cook.

Money was also raised from community donors, local contractors and in-kind donations of work from the town, Boyce said.

"With a Byways grant, we could put together a pretty decent exhibit," Westbrook said. "We scared up some more money and did it."

TROY TURBINE

Contractor Daniel Lee built the exhibit after Truneanu designed it.

One of the things they got for it is a huge turbine governor.

"This was made in Troy. It (the exhibit station) tells the story of the turbine. When the turbine came up to speed at 60 cycles a second, it activated a lever that opened a gate and engaged the generator."

The governor device was corroded and dirty when it arrived, she said.

"I spent a day cleaning it."

Ticonderoga Town Supervisor Debra Malaney was at the exhibit's dedication recently.

"It will help the museum in its expansion. We're all very proud of Denise doing the models. They've done a beautiful job interpreting our history. They brought forward parts of our growth people haven't stopped to think about, and they brought it to life."

E-mail Lohr McKinstry at: lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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