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Stephen H.P. Pell and World War I

Fort Ticonderoga Museum founder, Stephen Hyatt Pelham Pell (1874-1950) served two nations in World War I.  In early 1917, prior to the United States’ involvement in the war, Stephen Pell enlisted in the Norton Harjes Ambulance Service attached to the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain

We are excited about our upcoming Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain August 11 & 12, 2012. This first conference on the “Lakes” explores the history, geography, culture, ecology, and current issues related to the Lake George and Lake … Continue reading

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Camping This Summer? Buy Wood Locally to Protect the Environment

  It seems with increasing frequency we are hearing reports about invasive species and the effect they have on natural ecosystems.  Where there is human activity, invasives are likely to be found.  Fort Ticonderoga is no exception and has its … Continue reading

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Installing “Bullets & Blades”

The installation of a new exhibit is a large task.  A previous blog has highlighted the work the museum has done to clean and prepare the weapons for exhibit.  That is only one small part of the exhibition construction process. … Continue reading

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School Programs at Fort Ticonderoga

With the arrival of May, we look forward to another school field trip season at Fort Ticonderoga. While school field trips have traditionally come at the close of the school year, Fort Ticonderoga is expanding its year-round offerings. Though the … Continue reading

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Benedict Arnold, Independence, & Independent Companies

Both famous and infamous, Benedict Arnold first made his name leading the Green Mountain Boys through the gates of Ticonderogaalong side Ethan Allen. That is easy enough to picture, but it begs the question, “What was he wearing in the … Continue reading

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In Search of Historic Plants

Creating a garden or recreating an historic garden is a constantly evolving process. Since restoration of the King’s Garden began in 1995, careful research has guided the garden’s curators to restore it as closely as possible to designer Marian Coffin’s … Continue reading

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Scouting Programs at Fort Ticonderoga

Since 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has hosted four Boy Scout Camporees with the Twin Rivers Council of eastern/northern New York. The first, in the fall of 2001, brought more individuals in uniform to the site than at any other time since … Continue reading

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Portraying a Citizen Army: Clothing Rabble in Arms

  The mix of civilian clothing, that was the ‘uniform’ for many soldiers in 1775. The April 26, 1775 Connecticut Assembly Resolves that raised an army for war required that every man bring their own clothing and equipment from home … Continue reading

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Notes from the Landscape: New Garden Plants and Programs

Spring arrived this week on our calendars, but the signs of spring have been around us for weeks!  Plants in the King’s Garden are starting to wake up and plans are underway for an exciting season ahead. Visiting public gardens … Continue reading

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