Tag Archives: Fort Ticonderoga

New Blog Series

The Exhibitionist will be an occasional series of blog posts from the office of the Director of Exhibitions. Historical artifacts are loaded with layers of meaning and stories about makers, artists, users, and collectors across generations. Physical exhibits can only … Continue reading

Posted in Artworks, Books, Collections, Exhibits, Living History & Material Culture | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on New Blog Series

Explore Fort Ticonderoga’s Legends by Night in Garrison Ghost Tours!

Fort Ticonderoga is a remarkable place with a history that spans many centuries.  Tens of thousands of soldiers served at the Fort over the course of its military occupation spanning 1755-1777.  A great many of these men died here – … Continue reading

Posted in Programs, Public Programs | Tagged , | Comments Off on Explore Fort Ticonderoga’s Legends by Night in Garrison Ghost Tours!

Benjamin Warner’s Knapsack

In 1928 Fort Ticonderoga was given the honor of ensuring the preservation of an object that was once commonplace in the American Revolutionary War army, but that today may be a one-of-a-kind object.  It is a soldier’s knapsack.  This worn artifact … Continue reading

Posted in Collections | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Benjamin Warner’s Knapsack

Celebrate the Scot in You! Fort Ticonderoga Presents Lively Scots Day Event June 14

If you have plans to visit the Lake George – Lake Champlain region this June, mark your calendars for a lively Scots Day event at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, June 14th from 9:30 am – 5 pm! Celebrate Scottish heritage … Continue reading

Posted in Living History & Material Culture, Programs, Special Events, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Celebrate the Scot in You! Fort Ticonderoga Presents Lively Scots Day Event June 14

EXPERIENCE FORT TICONDEROGA! 2014 Season Begins Saturday, May 10

Fort Ticonderoga opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10, and will offer new programs, living history weekends, special events, exhibits, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, canoe rentals, and the new Mount Defiance experience. Guests will immerse themselves … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, King's Garden, Living History & Material Culture, Programs, Public Programs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on EXPERIENCE FORT TICONDEROGA! 2014 Season Begins Saturday, May 10

“Friendship & Flowers” in the King’s Garden

The planting season kicks off with a new event in the King’s Garden, Friendship & Flowers.  A week before the garden’s official opening, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the first blooms of the season such as lilacs, columbine, late-flowering bulbs, and more.  … Continue reading

Posted in Horticulture, King's Garden | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Friendship & Flowers” in the King’s Garden

View of the Ruins of Ticonderoga Forts on Lake Champlain

The earliest-known published image of the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga is View of the Ruins of Ticonderoga Forts on Lake Champlain, a line engraving by Gideon Fairman after a sketch by Hugh Reinagle published in Analectic Magazine, Philadelphia, vol. II, no. … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Landscape | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on View of the Ruins of Ticonderoga Forts on Lake Champlain

New Featured Annual: Bupleurum

There’s always something new in the gardens at Fort Ticonderoga. The Discovery Gardens located just outside the walled formal garden are the perfect place to experiment with plants that are not the usual garden center fare.  One example is Bupleurum, … Continue reading

Posted in Horticulture, King's Garden | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on New Featured Annual: Bupleurum

Area Students Advance to New York State History Day

What a great day! Thirty middle and high school students from the North Country won top prizes at North Country History Day on Saturday, March 8th, at Fort Ticonderoga’s Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. These students will advance to compete … Continue reading

Posted in National History Day, Programs, Students, Students History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Area Students Advance to New York State History Day

Delving Into the Year 1776 with Educators

I am looking forward to this summer when we have a number of opportunities for educators to spend in-depth time at Fort Ticonderoga exploring various topics. We are now accepting applications from teachers to participate in the 2014 Fort Ticonderoga … Continue reading

Posted in Programs, Teacher History Workshops | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Delving Into the Year 1776 with Educators