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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’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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Explore Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze at Night! October 28 & 29, 2016

Discover fall fun of historic proportions at Fort Ticonderoga’s Maze by Moonlight Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Navigate through the six-acres of towering corn stalks at night! Visitors will find clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s story as they … 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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FORT TICONDEROGA’S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

Fort Ticonderoga recently announced that Mary Ellen Ellithorpe (Em) of Putnam, NY, has received the 2016 Fort Ticonderoga Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of her dedicated service to Fort Ticonderoga. Em gave tirelessly of her time and energy … Continue reading

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THE FORT TICONDEROGA MUSEUM LAUNCHES PUBLICATION OF ACADEMIC JOURNAL

After a 15-year hiatus, The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum returns in print with an issue focused on “1777: The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier.” The Bulletin, published for over seventy years, helped the Fort Ticonderoga Museum achieve … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Receives Prestigious National Grant

Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a prestigious national grant of $147,006 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums for America for a fifteen-month project to inventory, catalog, assess conservation needs, and re-house thousands of internationally significant collection items. … Continue reading

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Inquiry at Fort Ticonderoga: Helping Students Develop Historical Thinking Skills

Across the United States, Social Studies educators are picking up a new tool for use in their classroom. A new set of standards published in 2013 is the C3 Framework for Social Studies. This Framework creation was coordinated by the National … Continue reading

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Celebrate Fall at Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival, October 1st!

Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun, set in the midst of the … Continue reading

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