Fort Ticonderoga has received funding from the International Paper Foundation to support an initiative that tells the story of Ticonderoga’s lasting cultural impact in the new exhibit “Ticonderoga, A Legacy” which explores the tradition of Ticonderoga through popular and military culture over two centuries, including the U.S. Navy vessels that have borne its name. “Ticonderoga; A Legacy” will open for public viewing as Fort Ticonderoga opens for daily visitation on May 4, 2019.
“This exhibit explores the ways in which Ticonderoga has been evoked, remembered, and memorialized from the end of the Revolution through the end of the 20th century,” said Matthew Keagle, curator, Fort Ticonderoga. “From Thomas Cole to Thomas Edison, Ticonderoga has captivated and inspired artists and thinkers from around the world. This exhibit will trace Ticonderoga’s place in art and culture through its significant collection of artifacts, books, and images related to the legacy and memory of Ticonderoga in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.”
“Fort Ticonderoga is grateful to the International Paper Foundation for their continued generous support,” said Beth Hill, president and CEO, Fort Ticonderoga. “Their investment results in our ability to expand our museum educational reach and broaden our visitors experience, thereby generating increased economic impact and educational value to a growing audience and the community we serve.”
Fort Ticonderoga holds one of North America’s premier collections of 18th-century military material and cultural artifacts. In 2019, visit new exhibits that highlight our rich history, rarely-seen treasures, and discover thousands of epic stories.
About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
Photo: Fort Ticonderoga has received funding from the International Paper Foundation to support an initiative that tells the story of Ticonderoga’s lasting cultural impact in the new exhibit “Ticonderoga, A Legacy.” The exhibit will open for public viewing on May 4, 2019.