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“In sight of the ruins, a quarter mile distant…” Part 2

  The story of a visit to Fort Ticonderoga in 1872. Part 2, Overland passage to the Fort. Upon leaving the docks on the stagecoach bound for Fort Ticonderoga, Stoddard records that William Baldwin immediately set to entertaining and educating … Continue reading

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“In sight of the ruins, a quarter mile distant…” Part 1

  The story of a visit to Fort Ticonderoga in 1872. Part 1, The photographer and his book. This is the first in a four-part blog series describing a visit to the ruins of Fort Ticonderogain 1872 by Seneca Ray … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga’s Art Collection and Students

The other day I had the opportunity to work with a group of students from Richmond Elementary School in Richmond, Vermont. These third and fourth graders came to Fort Ticonderoga to take part in our “The Artist’s Eye: Geography, History, … Continue reading

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The Reward of Warring Valor

Among the many remarkable objects in Fort Ticonderoga’s collections is a rather small but very important French military medal, the Ordre royal et militaire de Saint-Louis. The Ordre de Saint-Louis was created in 1693 as an award for military merit and … Continue reading

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Keeping Ticonderoga Secure and Healthy During the Winter of 1776-1777

“The Care of the Fortresses of Tyonderoga and Mount Independence being committed to you as commanding Officer…” begins a letter written by General Philip Schyler as he turns over command of Ticonderoga to Colonel Anthony Wayne in the fall of … Continue reading

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Authors and Fort Ticonderoga

For the past several years, the “Fort Ticonderoga Authors Series” has featured authors of recent books either connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s story or to the history of our region. This year’s programs are concentrated in late August and September, when … Continue reading

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Preserving Amos Chaffee’s Memory

On July 7, 2012 Fort Ticonderoga received a remarkable donation.  For over two centuries the Chaffee family has preserved their ancestor, Amos Chaffee’s, engraved powder horn, musket and walking stick.  Now the family is entrusting the Fort Ticonderoga Association to … 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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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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