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Construction Details of a Small Sword

While cleaning weapons in preparation for the new upcoming exhibit Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America’s Colonial War and Revolution, we had the rare opportunity to completely disassemble an American small sword; a sword made by the Boston, Massachusetts … Continue reading

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National History Day at Fort Ticonderoga

Later this month students from four northern counties in New York State will compete in North Country History Day at Fort Ticonderoga’s Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. These students from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Warren counties will compete for the … Continue reading

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Portraying a Citizen Army: 1775 at Ticonderoga

We all can picture the minute men of Lexington green on April 19th 1775. The image of armed patriot citizens, spontaneously fighting for their rights is indelibly burned into our collective memory of the American Revolution. This summer at Fort … Continue reading

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Notes from the Landscape: Winter Tree Identification

Trees can be identified in winter by looking at the shapes formed by their trunks and bare limbs. Each tree species has a distinct shape, and its bark, twigs, and inactive buds give clues to help reveal its identity. To … Continue reading

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Preparing the Arms Collection for a New Exhibit

A significant part of developing a new exhibit at Fort Ticonderoga is the preparation of collection objects before they go on display. Some objects require very little preparation, others require somewhat more attention. In the case of the museum’s newest … Continue reading

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New Conferences and Symposia at Fort Ticonderoga in 2012

Fort Ticonderoga has a lot of new initiatives underway in the Education Department for 2012. I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to tell you about a few of them. In early 2011, we offered two one-day workshops focused … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Brings 1759 to Life During Clash For Empire Re-enactment, June 25-26

Reenactors portraying French and British soldiers of the Seven Year’s War, also known as the French and Indian War, will converge upon Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26 to recreate the tumultuous and chaotic events by … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Opens Today, May 20, 2011 for 102nd Season!

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Fort Ticonderoga opens for the 102nd season today, May 20 and will offer new programs, events, exhibits, gardens and a six-acre corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort! Visitors will immerse themselves in nearly 2000 acres of exquisite … Continue reading

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New Exhibit! Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the Eyes of America’s Great Artists

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Fort Ticonderoga’s newest exhibit, The Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the eyes of America’s Great Artists brings together for the first time in one highlighted exhibition fifty of the museum’s most important artworks. Fort Ticonderoga helped give birth … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga 2011 season begins May 20th!

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The adventure begins on May 20th! Fort Ticonderoga is a family destination, a center of learning and an interactive, multi-disciplined experience. It’s exploring the beautiful gardens, finding adventure in our events, marching with the Fife and Drum Corp, and learning … Continue reading

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