Category Archives: Life Long Learning

A President Visits Ticonderoga

By Rich Strum, Director of Education Several future U.S. Presidents visited Fort Ticonderoga in the late 18th century, including George Washington (1783), Thomas Jefferson (1791), and James Madison (1791), but to date, only one sitting President has visited Fort Ticonderoga—William … Continue reading

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Chipmunks in the Garden

By Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulturalist in Residence If you’re like me, or the gardener’s in the King’s Garden, you’ve experienced a banner year for chipmunks in the garden.  I’ve been lucky—they’ve merely uprooted new plants and seedlings.  In the King’s … Continue reading

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All that Glitters is not Gold

By Matthew Keagle, Curator Quite often it is bronze. Bronze, an alloy of roughly 90% copper and 10% tin (although exact alloys in the 18th century varied), was one of the two primary materials used to cast artillery in the … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Sponsors 2017 History Day: North Country Students Participate in National Program Shown to Boost School Performance and Job Skills

National History Day (NHD) is a year-long academic program for elementary and secondary school students focused on historical research, interpretation, and creative expression. NHD students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga’s Living History Event on November 12th Highlights British Withdrawal in 1777: Explore the Complex Story from the British, German, Loyalist, and Native Perspectives

  Join the German soldiers, who formed the core of the British garrison at Ticonderoga in late 1777, as they prepare to evacuate Ticonderoga, the “Gibraltar of the North” during an exciting living history event Saturday, November 12th from 10am … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga presents Sixth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Weekend Seminar

Fort Ticonderoga will host its Sixth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Seminar Saturday November 5 and Sunday November 6. This weekend event focuses on the material culture of the 18th century and is intended for collectors, re-enactors, and … Continue reading

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GIRL SCOUT DAY AT FORT TICONDEROGA OCTOBER 15, 2016!

Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, October 15th from 9:30am-5:00pm. The scouts will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, … Continue reading

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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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