Fort Ticonderoga Seeks Volunteers for Park Day

Aerial of Fort TiconderogaOn Saturday, April 2, 2016, community leaders, history enthusiasts, and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 125 sites in 29 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating its twentieth year, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.

In Ticonderoga, NY, Fort Ticonderoga will host a Park Day event beginning at 10:00 a.m. Volunteers will be asked to assist in the maintenance of Fort Ticonderoga’s Carillon Battlefield Trail, a 1.7 mile loop through one of the most important battlefields in North America. Volunteers will also help with the removal of brush piles from the recently pruned Pell family orchard, planted in 1911, to help the orchard thrive for another century! Tools and refreshments will be provided. For more information about Park Day at Fort Ticonderoga, please contact Lauren MacLeod by phone at (518) 585-2821 or by e-mail at lmacleod@fort-ticonderoga.org. Advanced registration is recommended.

Fort Ticonderoga volunteers gave more than 20,000 hours in 2015 in areas including interpretation, horticulture, education, development, collections, and buildings and grounds. In 2015, 15 volunteers reached the “platinum” award level by dedicating more than 51 hours of service.

“Volunteers are a critical part of the Fort Ticonderoga team,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “They bring vision and skills to our programs and serve in a variety of areas across our entire learning campus. We are so very grateful for their support; it has such a major impact on our educational mission and reach.”

New volunteers are welcome to apply to the “Volunteers Count!” program, which offers numerous and enriching volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Volunteer information and applications are available on Fort Ticonderoga’s Volunteer page or by calling (518) 585-2821.

About the Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds.  Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.  To date, the Trust has preserved close to 43,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states.  For a complete list of participating Park Day sites, visit www.civilwar.org/parkday.

About Fort Ticonderoga: America’s Fort TM

The Fort Ticonderoga Association is an independent not-for-profit educational organization which serves its mission to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. It serves this mission by preserving and enhancing its historic structures, collections, gardens and landscapes; and educating the public as it learns about the history of Fort Ticonderoga. Welcoming visitors since 1909, it preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched 18th-century earthworks surviving in America.  Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 72,000 visitors each year. Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is accredited by the American Association of Museums and pursues its vision to be the premier cultural destination in North America. Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.

America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

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