Category Archives: Public Programs

FORT TICONDEROGA’S HEROIC CORN MAZE ADVENTURE OPENS AUGUST 13TH!

(Ticonderoga, NY) What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine, and over two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corm Maze Adventure! Beginning August 13th, test your navigational skills among … 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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British and Brunswick Fatigue Work at Ticonderoga in 1777

At the onset of the 1777 campaign, General John Burgoyne put a heavy reliance on the artillery and engineers of the army.  These two factions employed parties of men to expedite the works such as, building and repairing fortifications and … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Welcomes Graduate Fellows

(Ticonderoga, NY)  Four graduate students arrived at Fort Ticonderoga in mid-June to begin two-month internships as part of the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship program. The fellowships run through August 12th and include internships in Education, Exhibitions, Horticulture, and Interpretation. … Continue reading

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“Hands-on Minds-on!” Grants Support Fort Ticonderoga School Outreach

Thanks to generous support from several foundations, Fort Ticonderoga served over 800 students throughout the Adirondacks and in western Vermont during the current school year. The “Soldier’s Life at Fort Ticonderoga” program made up the majority of the programs. This … 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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Regional Students Win Awards at New York State History Day

Several North Country students won recognition at New York State History Day, held in Cooperstown, New York, on Monday, April 18. Grace Sayward, a homeschool student from the Plattsburgh area, placed second in the Junior Historical Paper category. Alice Cochran, … 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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Rabbits in the Garden

Public gardens, like the King’s Garden, have some of the same wildlife pressures found in home gardens—in this case, rabbits.   “Isn’t he cute” might be an expression you use watching cottontail rabbits hop about, unless you’re a gardener and they’re … Continue reading

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