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Fort Ticonderoga Launches ‘Institutional Legacy Initiative’ to Preserve First-Person Accounts From Visitors and Employees Spanning the 20th Century

  Fort Ticonderoga today announced the launch of the Institutional Legacy Initiative, an oral history project to document first-person accounts of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum and the Pavilion, the summer home of the Pells – Fort Ticonderoga’s museum founders – … Continue reading

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March Fort Fever Program Part of National Women’s History Month Celebration “Sarah Pell and her Struggle for History & Human Rights”

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. with a program on “A ‘Charmingly Aggressive Woman’ Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History & Human Rights” presented by Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Collections. During this … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday George Washington! First President and Ticonderoga’s First Tourist

Today marks the 286th birthday of George Washington. At the time of his death in 1799, he was lauded as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countryman” by Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. … Continue reading

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Love and Friendship in Peace and War

Let us begin with a heart . The image of a heart is a common symbol of love and affection. Modern connotations of love are by no means implied by its use in 18th century artifacts, where hearts can be … Continue reading

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Fort Fever Program to Focus on Lake Champlain Naval History

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” begins on Sunday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m. with “Vigilance and Discipline to be Observed through all the Vessels” presented by Nicholas Spadone, Director of Interpretation. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased … Continue reading

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Three Wars, Three Armies, One Legacy

Perhaps the most impressive survivor of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train of Artillery” is this enormous iron mortar. Knox’s expedition was just one part of its fascinating history. Originally designated as a 12-pouce mortar (pouce is the French equivalent of the … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Receives Award from Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum has been selected to receive a Preservation Survey through the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) Planning and Assessment Services. The purpose of this Preservation Survey is to review the museum’s preservation needs … Continue reading

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Abigail May’s Visit to Ticonderoga in July 1800

Late last month, we hosted the Fifth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute. This year’s Institute titled “Last of the Mohicans: Early American History and Literature” used the novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper to explore themes … Continue reading

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Fort Ticonderoga Receives Prestigious National Grant

Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a prestigious national grant of $147,006 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Museums for America for a fifteen-month project to inventory, catalog, assess conservation needs, and re-house thousands of internationally significant collection items. … Continue reading

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