• One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

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  • foraging cap

    February

    22–23

    Winter Workshop Series: Canada Army & Foraging Caps

    On the first day of this two-day workshop, learn how to build these classically-inspired caps first worn the by British Army in Canada in 1777. Saratoga National Battlefield Historian & Author, Eric Schnitzer, will present his research on these caps which became an icon of General Burgoyne’s campaign against Ticonderoga and Saratoga. During the second […]

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  • Man and woman dancing at the Ticonderoga Ball

    March

    6

    Ticonderoga Ball

    The 26th Annual Ticonderoga Ball will be at the elegant Union League Club in NYC on March 6, 2020. Dance the night away to the Lester Lanin Orchestra and help raise support for Fort Ticonderoga’s mission to preserve, educate, and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations. […]

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  • Girl speaking about her project

    March

    7

    North Country History Day

    National History Day encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, and create final projects […]

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This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a butto This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a button from the 60th Regiment of Foot! This British regiment, also known as the Royal American Regiment, was formed during the French & Indian War and elements of two battalions of the regiment participated in the failed 1758 attempt to capture Fort Carillon. The button seen in this image was recovered from the site sometime in the early 20th century, and dates to the period when a detachment of the 1st Battalion of the 60th Regiment garrisoned Fort Ticonderoga, from 1768 to 1772. Buttons on British military clothing were plain until the issuance of a Royal Warrant in 1768, mandating that British uniforms should bear buttons with the numbering of their respective regiment, making this button among the earliest of numbered buttons in America.

See this button in a special pop-up exhibit during February 15th's 1775 British Garrison Living History Event. #TiconderogaCollections #buttons #militaryhistory #18thcentury #18thcenturyfashion #archaeology #archaeologicalcollection
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This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a pavin This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a paving brick recovered from the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga! Following a fire that occurred on March 22, 1760, tiles like these were used to floor the officers' barracks in order to prevent a similar accident in the future. The French had established a brickyard as early as 1756, but it was evidently inactive, as brick for the officer’s barracks reconstruction were shipped from Lake George, where this tile was probably made and scratched with the date of its manufacture. Similar bricks were also used in the officers' barracks of the new fortification at Crown Point, which was being built simultaneously.

See this paving brick in a special pop-up exhibit during February 15th's 1775 British Garrison Living History Event. #TiconderogaCollections #18thcentury #militaryhistory #fort #archaeology #historicpreservation #history
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The museum team is photographing muskets this week The museum team is photographing muskets this week as part of the @us_imls supported cataloging and inventory project. Stay tuned as these get uploaded to the Ticonderoga Collections Online database! #museums #photography #whatittakes #floorphotography
Happy Birthday Thomas Cole! #OTD Thomas Cole was b Happy Birthday Thomas Cole! #OTD Thomas Cole was born in 1801 in Bolton-Le-Moors, England. Cole visited the Ticonderoga peninsula in 1826, inspiring him to paint 'View near Ticonderoga' or 'Gelyna', which became his earliest signed and dated painting. The addition of the two figures most likely came in 1829, when an engraving of the painting was featured as an illustration in the story “Gelyna” in the 1830 publication of 'The Talisman'. #TiconderogaCollections #thomascole #fortticonderoga #19thcentury #painting #landscape #landscapepainting
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is an Amer This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is an American Model 1808 cartridge box, a pattern utilized by the US military in the War of 1812. This leather box contains a wooden insert with 26 drilled holes to hold musket cartridges, with a tin tray below for additional storage. 
You can find this piece and objects like it on the Ticonderoga Online Collections database! #TiconderogaCollections #19thcentury #fortticonderoga #militaryhistory
Jeffery Amherst was born in Sevenoaks, England #OT Jeffery Amherst was born in Sevenoaks, England #OTD in 1717. A leading military figure in the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), commonly known as the French and Indian War. Amherst led the British assault and capture of the French fortress at Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island in 1758. He replaced General James Abercromby following the failed attack on the French-held Fort Carillon (now Fort Ticonderoga). In 1759 Amherst led a new army against Ticonderoga, which was  successful and the French abandoned the fort in July 1759, and providing the British a much needed base of operations on Lake Champlain, which would eventually lead to the fall of New France in 1760. 
Amherst's conduct towards Native Americans has made him a controversial figure today, but he was treated as a hero at home, as Britain humbled the French, and during the later part of the American Revolution he became the commander in chief of the British army. Amherst’s contemporary popularity among the British at the height of the Seven Years' War can be seen in this punch bowl fragment which was found in 1909 near the ruins of the West Barracks at Fort Ticonderoga, inscribed “Success to Gen. Amherst”. #TiconderogaCollections #18thcentury #militaryhistory #archaeology #punch
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Only ONE DAY left to apply for the Edward W. Pell Only ONE DAY left to apply for the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships. This will be one of the best years yet, with fellows working in Collections, Curatorial, Public History, and Academic Programs departments! Apply to be a part of a creative, inter-disciplinary, and passionate team. More info available on our website  https://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn-and-explore/fellowships/graduate-fellowships/
This week's #WhatIsItWednesday detail comes from a This week's #WhatIsItWednesday detail comes from an officer's coatee of the Trojan's Greens, a volunteer militia company from Troy, New York. 
#TiconderogaCollections #19thcentury #coatee #militaryhistory #fortticonderoga
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