Beth Hill, Executive Director of Fort Ticonderoga, is pleased to announce the receipt of a GO Grant allowing Rich Strum, Director of Education, to participate as a speaker at the New York State Conference on Social Studies to be held in Saratoga Springs in late March. The grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and administered by Museumwise, will allow Fort Ticonderoga to continue an active dialogue with teachers from around the state.
According to Hill, “By participating in the New York State Conference on Social Studies Fort Ticonderoga is able to receive valuable feedback from teachers to help improve its programs for both educators and students.”
Recent Fort Ticonderoga’s learning opportunities included a 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for $165,000 which supported two week-long workshops for teachers from across the United States. A total of 80 teachers took part in the workshops, exploring "The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier: Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to Saratoga." Fort Ticonderoga will be eligible for another National Endowment for Humanities grant in 2013.
The Fourth Annual Conference on Colonial America for Educators will take place at Fort Ticonderoga on May 18, 2012. The day-long conference is for educators focused on Colonial American history and will include instruction on utilizing primary research, introduction to material culture, and sessions on incorporating Native American history and documentation related to the American Revolution on the Northern frontier. For details visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/educators.
Fort Ticonderoga offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for students including the highly acclaimed National History Day program held on March 10 at the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga. A new line-up of field trip experiences await students in 2012 including the new “To Act as One United Body” program where students will experience the basics of being a soldier fighting for the Continental Army. For more information on student activities at Fort Ticonderoga visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/studentsor call 518-585-2821to schedule a visit!
Located on Lake Champlain in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is a private not-for-profit historic site and museum that ensures that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, tours, demonstrations and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May 18 through October 18, 2012. A full schedule and information on events can be found at www.Fort-Ticonderoga.orgor phone (518) 585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga, New York.
About GO Grants
The GO grants are one of a series of grants offered to help museums and historical societies strengthen and develop their institutions and work with their communities. These grants, administered by Museumwise, are designed to make it easy for organizations to access professional help and improve their institutions. To learn more about these grant programs, eligibility requirements and deadlines, visit Museumwise’s web site at www.museumwise.org, or contact Museumwise by email at email@example.com by phone at (800) 895-1648.
Photo: Fort Ticonderoga by Kelsey Freeman.