Category Archives: Living History & Material Culture

Alexander Hamilton Finally Comes to Fort Ticonderoga in a New Exhibit

It’s true – Alexander Hamilton is having a moment! A NEW exhibition at Fort Ticonderoga displays rare Alexander Hamilton objects associated with this popular founding father and best known Secretary of the Treasury in American history. Fort Ticonderoga’s rich museum … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution: September 23-25, 2016

   Fort Ticonderoga hosts the Thirteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 23-25, 2016. This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American Revolution. The Seminar takes place in the Mars Education Center and is … Continue reading

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LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 17th-18th RECREATES DARING RAID ON FORT TICONDEROGA

Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting two-day living history weekend Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, bringing to life the daring 1777 America Raid on the fort! Thrill at the power of 18th-century weaponry as the American soldiers capture the British-held … Continue reading

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Museum Education, going beyond Common Core

For the last five years since their introduction, the discussion surrounding the Common Core State Standards has dominated the field of education. Much of the discussion about the Common Core in the news and around our dinner tables neglects the … Continue reading

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The Lifecycle of an Exhibit, Part I: De-Installation

There is a certain magic about walking into a new exhibit. A sense of mystery, surprise, and discovery greet you as you turn each corner. Thousands of visitors come to the Fort Ticonderoga’s museum exhibits each year, and many are … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga sets sail on the Carillon Cruise Boat! Waterway tours offered May through October

Fort Ticonderoga, a not-for-profit educational organization, museum, and major cultural destination, is ready to set sail on Lake Champlain aboard its new Vessel Carillon. Boat tours begin May 27th aboard Vessel Carillon, a 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat. Tours, sunset cruises, … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Scot in You! Fort Ticonderoga Presents Lively Scots Day Event June 18

  Fort Ticonderoga will present the ninth Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 18th. The commemoration of Scottish heritage and culture, as well as their significant contributions to 18th-century North American history, runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tour … Continue reading

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My Clothes are Hand Stitched, But No One Will Talk to Me

3 Tips for Getting Conversation with Visitors Going For re-enactors, living historians, and the like, a lot of work goes into the details of bringing history to life for visitors you hope to inspire or educate. Maybe you’ve stayed up … Continue reading

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Spend the Day at Fort Ticonderoga! 2016 season begins Saturday, May 7

Experience Fort Ticonderoga on land and water during the 2016 season, beginning on Saturday, May 7. Fort Ticonderoga is a multi-day historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape. … Continue reading

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The Northern Army is at Fort Ticonderoga!

Exciting Living History Event planned for opening weekend, May 7 – 8 Experience an immersive living history event at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting the occupation of Ticonderoga by the American Northern Continental Army. On Saturday May 7 through Sunday May 8, … Continue reading

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