Special Gift Opportunities
A Military Bearing in Sound and Dress
$4,000 will provide new uniforms for all members of the Corps.
The Fort Ticonderoga Fife and Drum corps will have an updated authentic look for 2013. The Corps is embarking on an exciting new chapter and reaching for new heights as it joins the Interpretive Department’s drive to faithfully recreate Fort Ticonderoga’s 18th-century military history. For 2013, the staff is making new, hand-finished French uniforms, utilizing the latest research and best available materials. They will represent the French Languedoc regiment who were at Fort Ticonderoga in 1755. The Corps will also be learning to play French military tunes in a period appropriate manner.
Tailor Made: Soldier’s Clothing
$7,000 will provide the materials for new uniforms for all members of the interpretive staff.
Fort Ticonderoga has assessed all of its programs and introduced new programs to better meet the needs of our visitors. New interpretive programs have been developed that involve our visitors in all aspects of life on the 18th-century frontier and educate them about this important period in our country’s early history. For our 2013 season, we propose to acquire the materials necessary to allow our interpretive staff to make their own garments, allowing us to maintain high standards, interpret the mechanical art of tailoring for our visitors, and save money by producing the garments in-house. This program will allow us to better interpret the lives and material culture of the 18th-century soldiers who played a role here in new and dynamic ways and bring to life their stories at one of America’s most significant historic sites.
Family Programs in the King’s Garden
$2,000 will provide the materials and staffing to allow 100 youth over the summer to attend weekly garden programs at no cost.
The King’s Garden celebrates preservation, stewardship, and agriculture at Fort Ticonderoga. It includes the 1920s Colonial Revival garden as well as a garrison garden, children’s garden and Native American three sisters’ garden. In the summer of 2013, weekly programs will be offered to youth to introduce them to the gardens and landscape. Opportunities will include a garden related story and a project or a guided nature walk. Projects use imagination and creativity to inspire an appreciation for nature.