Tag Archives: Fort Ticonderoga

Damnatio Memoriae

In Latin the phrase damnatio memoriae means “to condemn the memory.” It refers to the practice of erasing someone’s presence from history by removing images or references to them. Whether legally sanctioned or spontaneous, it was a powerful form of … Continue reading

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“Lodging as the Nature of the Campaign will Admit”

The 4th Pennsylvania Battalion, along with the other regiments of their brigade, completed their fortifications along the Old French lines by early September in 1776. Officers and men had lived in tents since they encamped on this hill in July. … Continue reading

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The Noble Train Begins

  Discover the story of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train” of artillery at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming living history event, Saturday, December 6, from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature a lively program highlighting Henry Knox’s arrival to Fort … Continue reading

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New NEH Grant Supports On-Going Teacher Education

We are delighted to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant of $169,232 to Fort Ticonderoga to host two week-long Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers in the summer of 2015. … Continue reading

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“by Taylors of their respective Companies”

Many of the documents from 4th Pennsylvania Battalion Quartermaster John Harper reside in the collection of Fort Ticonderoga today. These papers document many aspects of the supply of this regiment, including its resupply with clothing and materials while encamped at … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

Visitors to our Founding Fashions exhibit in the Mars Educations Center are often confused by seeing three scarlet uniforms lined up in the gallery. Nowhere else in North America can you see so many 18th-century uniforms in one place, but … Continue reading

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A Sword with Three Centuries of History

  Fort Ticonderoga preserves an extensive collection of swords spanning more than two centuries encompassing an encyclopedic array of styles and types.  While the memory of who used most swords faded away long before they became part of the museum’s … Continue reading

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Getting the Point

With all the excitement over our new exhibition Founding Fashions, which opened in May, it can be easy to forget about the other phenomenal exhibits at the Fort and all the rich stories they contain. Although easily overlooked amongst the much more … Continue reading

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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

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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

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