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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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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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