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A Sword with Three Centuries of History

  Fort Ticonderoga preserves an extensive collection of swords spanning more than two centuries encompassing an encyclopedic array of styles and types.  While the memory of who used most swords faded away long before they became part of the museum’s … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga October 4th

Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, October 4, from 9:30am-5:00pm. Girl Scout troops will have an opportunity to take part in a series of programs while learning … Continue reading

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Ensuring that Present and Future Generations Learn From History

Fort Ticonderoga states that our mission is to “ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history.” While many museums and historic sites have some … Continue reading

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“Too Opposite Characters”

Today in the United States broad regional differences are part of the national character, but in the early years of the Revolutionary War regional differences were far more acute. As thirteen unique colonies allied together for their mutual independence, soldiers … Continue reading

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Getting the Point

With all the excitement over our new exhibition Founding Fashions, which opened in May, it can be easy to forget about the other phenomenal exhibits at the Fort and all the rich stories they contain. Although easily overlooked amongst the much more … Continue reading

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New Blog Series

The Exhibitionist will be an occasional series of blog posts from the office of the Director of Exhibitions. Historical artifacts are loaded with layers of meaning and stories about makers, artists, users, and collectors across generations. Physical exhibits can only … Continue reading

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Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga September 5th

Homeschool Day is just around the corner at Fort Ticonderoga. Intended for homeschool students and their parents, Homeschool Day will be on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 9:30am-5:00pm. Homeschool families will have an opportunity to take part in a series … Continue reading

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Explore Fort Ticonderoga’s Legends by Night in Garrison Ghost Tours!

Fort Ticonderoga is a remarkable place with a history that spans many centuries.  Tens of thousands of soldiers served at the Fort over the course of its military occupation spanning 1755-1777.  A great many of these men died here – … Continue reading

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Board with Tents?

Exploring Fort Ticonderoga in 1776 has required looking a lot more at the use of soldiers’ tents. The Fort itself, with a maximum capacity of only 400 officers and men, was already largely a supply depot when the northern continental … Continue reading

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Teacher Scholarships for the Seminar on the American Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga offers four middle or high school teachers the opportunity to attend the Eleventh Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution September 19-21, 2014 on scholarships. The Seminar takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and … Continue reading

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