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Beautiful Brassicas

Brassica refers to a genus of plants in the mustard family, sometimes refered to as cole crops or cruciferous vegetables.  A few examples are cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and broccoli.  These crops are important sources of vitamin C, fiber, and other micronutrients that … Continue reading

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3 Details for the Perfect 1777 Continental Regular Portrayal

Looking ahead to next summer’s Defiance and Independence event it is important to examine some common elements of the dress and equipment of the Continental soldiers defending the post. While Fort Ticonderoga had a diverse crowd of Continental regular soldiers … Continue reading

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Life Long Learning

A ritual growing up was the inevitable question at dinnertime: “What did you learn today?” The answer varied from day to day. It might be the latest proof in geometry, a tidbit about the African nation of Upper Volta from … Continue reading

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New Clues to Fort Ticonderoga’s Past from Old Photos

From time to time people donate old pictures of Fort Ticonderogato the museum.  This often happens when people are sorting through the possessions of passed love ones seeking to disperse a lifetime of accumulated effects.  More often that not, the … Continue reading

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Children’s Garden Design: The Sunflower House

Common name:          Sunflower Botanical name:          Helianthus annuus Family:                        Asteraceae Plant type:                   Herbaceous annual Blooms:                       Late summer to autumn The sunflower is native to the Americas. There is evidence that it was grown domestically as early as 2600 B.C. in Mexico.  The large … Continue reading

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Mounted Soldiers in Brown’s Raid

As Fort Ticonderoga prepares to re-create Colonel John Brown’s September 18th, 1777 raid on Fort Ticonderoga, a nagging, or perhaps neighing, question keeps coming up.  Were there mounted men among Colonel John Brown’s force of militia and regular continental soldiers? … Continue reading

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Building New Audiences

Building new audiences is essential to the long-term sustainability of places like Fort Ticonderoga. This “audience building” includes all segments of our audience, from school-age visitors to the empty nesters that make up a significant part of our visitors each … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga’s Art Collections and Exhibition

Fort Ticonderoga is well known for its 18th-century military collections and vast library and archival collections, but few people realize that it preserves an important art collection as well.  From the very beginning of the museum’s collecting endeavors, obtaining art … Continue reading

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3 Details for a Perfect New England Militia Portrayal at Ticonderoga

When General Horatio Gates tasked General Lincoln to, “divide and distract,” General Burgoyne’s British and German army with a series of raids along his supply route to Canada, he called upon the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont militia to provide … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute and More

Wow! What a great month of July we’ve had at Fort Ticonderoga, especially when it comes to the Fort’s efforts in teacher education.  Fourteen teachers from as far away as California and Florida participated in our first Fort Ticonderoga Teacher … Continue reading

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