Category Archives: Life Long Learning

Damnatio Memoriae

In Latin the phrase damnatio memoriae means “to condemn the memory.” It refers to the practice of erasing someone’s presence from history by removing images or references to them. Whether legally sanctioned or spontaneous, it was a powerful form of … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga’s Fort Fever Series Highlights Rare Collections, Behind-the-Scenes Discovery, and Sneak Peak of New Programs!

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” returns this winter with monthly programs January through April 2015. Programs take place on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm in the Mars Education Center. The cost for each program is $10 per person and will … Continue reading

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Author Series Program October 5th

Fort Ticonderoga’s 2014 Author Series concludes on Sunday, October 5, with Gary Shattuck, author of Artful and Designing Men: The Trials of Job Shattuck and the Regulation of 1786-1787. The program takes place at 2 pm. in the Deborah Clarke … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships

Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the recipients of teacher scholarships to attend the Nineteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 16-18, 2014. They are: • Bryan Crowe, Amsterdam High School, Amsterdam, New York • Nancy Spagnola, … Continue reading

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112 Teacher Scholarships and Counting

It’s hard to believe that since 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has provided scholarships for 112 teachers to attend its seminars and symposia at no cost. Scholarship winners have come from 17 different states and two Canadian provinces. Of those 112 scholarships, … Continue reading

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Sharing Ideas about Colonial American History

On Friday, May 16, 2014, Fort Ticonderoga hosts its Sixth Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators. This day-long conference takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. While intended for educators, the conference is open to anyone with an … Continue reading

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Rub Elbows with Expert Gardeners

It’s the time of year for gardeners to start gearing up for the growing season: ordering seeds, making plans, and browsing the home improvement stores as the days lengthen and spring gets closer every day.  What are you planning for … Continue reading

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New Scholarship to Be Presented at Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War

Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Nineteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 16-18, 2014. This annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians … Continue reading

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Making History “Real”

Monday, September 16, 1776, breaks at Ticonderoga with a hint of the cold weather yet to come, and the fortifications at Ticonderoga and Mount Independence are draped in the “Thick Fogs, that are peculiar at this place.” Thus another day … Continue reading

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Expert Gardeners Share Their Knowledge at Upcoming Symposium

One of the great things about gardening is that there is always something new to learn.  I just received a reprint of a 1919 book, Gardens, Their Form and Design by Viscountess Frances Garnet Wolseley.  It promises “suggestions for the … Continue reading

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