Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships

Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships

Fort Ticonderoga offers four graduate fellowships for students seeking a practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. Positions have already been granted for June 12-August 18, 2017.


Fort Ticonderoga seeks graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history. Fellows will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience. Qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply.


While working individually with their project supervisors, fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with the Fort’s professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects. Professional development opportunities during the internships will include visits from outside scholars and field trips. In general, project-specific work will encompass about 50% of the fellow’s time. The remaining half will be taken up with day-to-day tasks in their department, providing a wide-ranging experience working at a historic site and museum.


Each Graduate Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing on-site.

2017 Graduate Fellows

Fort Ticonderoga welcomes our 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows, who will spend eleven weeks at Fort Ticonderoga this summer from June 12th-August 18th.

Research Fellow

Theresa (Terri) Ball is originally from Maine but spent many summers in Upstate New York. She studied Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and spent 7 years in marketing before pursuing her graduate degree. In 2018, she will graduate with a dual Masters degree in Museology and Library/Information Science from the University of Washington, Seattle. She plans to pursue a career in curation and exhibit design within archives, special collections, and historic sites. 


Collections Fellows


Anna Faherty is pursuing a dual degree at Simmons College in Archives and History. Her academic interests include American and European history of the mid-late 19th century, labor history, and immigration history. Outside of an academic setting she enjoys theater, singing, writing fiction, and watching movies.  




Elizabeth Beaudoin Gouin recently graduated with her master's in art history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, concentrating on architectural history and minoring in medieval art. A native of New Hampshire, she completed her bachelor's degree (also in art history) at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. She has previously worked with the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Londonderry, VT Arts and Historical Society, and the Enfield Shaker Museum.

Education Fellow

Kathryn Kaslow is from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and received a B.A. in History from Messiah College in 2016.  She has spent the past two summers interning and working with the National Park Service and is currently earning an M.A. in Public History at the University of South Carolina.  Upon graduation, Katy would like to continue using her experiences in interpretation and education to inspire visitors of all ages to learn about the past.


Fort Ticonderoga is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution open to the public since 1909. The Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships at Fort Ticonderoga in 2017 are made possible with support from the Edward W. Pell Education Endowment at Fort Ticonderoga and other generous individual donors.


Learn about Past Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows at Fort Ticonderoga.