Category Archives: Life Long Learning

North Country Regional Students to Advance to New York State History Day

History Day Competition held at Fort Ticonderoga on March 5  Twenty-five middle and high school students from the North Country won top prizes at North Country History Day on Saturday, March 5, at Fort Ticonderoga’s Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. … Continue reading

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Annual Flowers from the King’s Garden: Blue Salvias

Dr. Leonard Perry, Horticulturist in Residence One of the annual flowers that Marian Kruger Coffin used in her 1920 design of the King’s Garden was salvia or flowering sage.  Of the over 900 herbaceous species of salvias worldwide, she used … Continue reading

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Experience Fort Ticonderoga on the Eve of the American Revolution during the “1775 British Garrison” Living History Event

Experience Fort Ticonderoga on the eve of the American Revolution as British soldiers and their families live in this peacetime fort on the frontier at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming event, “1775 British Garrison,” on Saturday March 19, from 10 am – … Continue reading

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Fort Fever Series Explores the Uniforms of Artillerymen at Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m. with “Gunners, Bombardiers, & Matrosses: Uniforms of Artillerymen at Ticonderoga” presented by Senior Director of Interpretation Stuart Lilie. The cost is $10 per person and will be … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Offers Scholarships for the War College of the Seven Years’ War

Fort Ticonderoga offers four middle or high school teachers the opportunity to attend the Twenty-First Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 20-22, 2016, on scholarships. This annual conference focuses on the French & Indian War in North … Continue reading

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Area Students to Compete at North Country History Day

Thirty students from across the North Country will compete in the regional New York State History Day contest held at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Students placing first and second in their categories will advance to the New … Continue reading

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Fort Fever Series Explores Mixed Messages on the Command of the American Fleet on Lake Champlain in 1776

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 p.m. with “Who’s in Charge Here?” presented by Director of Education Rich Strum. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door. The program … Continue reading

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Designing the Future for Fort Ticonderoga’s Pavilion

Grant from New York State Council on the Arts Lays the Foundation for the Restoration of the 1826 Historic Home The design phase for Fort Ticonderoga’s Pavilion, 1826 historic home and later hotel, is underway thanks to a grant from … Continue reading

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Low Scots

The first of Fort Ticonderoga’s Fort Fever Series on January 10th examined the history of the Dutch contributions to the conflicts of the 18th century. Although the Dutch never sent troops or Naval personnel to North America (in fact they … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga as a “Learning Campus”

The term “campus” usually brings forth visions of sprawling college buildings clustered around a quad. There’s a constant bustle of activity as professors, undergraduates, and graduate scurry from place to place. Campuses promote education by providing an environment conducive to … Continue reading

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