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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 day, participants will build their own warm, wool foraging cap, commonly worn by British soldiers on-fatigue or off -duty. The workshop includes lunch each day,…
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. Featured Live Auction Items to be Announced
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 that present their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where they are evaluated…
Discovering Women in Fort Ticonderoga's Collections This Women's History Month, join Registrar & Site Archaeologist Margaret Staudter for a survey of objects owned and used by both famous and unknown women in Fort Ticonderoga's collections. Many of these objects have recently been cataloged and photographed with funding made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant# MA-30-18-0166-18).
In this one-day workshop, join Fort Ticonderoga Head of Costume Nathalie Smallidge and build your own English women’s clothing accessories from the 1770s. Participants will learn about the use and construction of women’s caps, mitts, and pockets, before constructing their own. The workshop includes lunch, cut-out kits for a cap, mitts, pockets, and sewing materials. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Gibb Zea at email@example.com or 518-585-6190.
Discover how veterans from 1775 and new recruits assembled hastily at Ticonderoga to face an American military catastrophe. Through demonstrations and living history vignettes, explore the logistics of an army in winter, as supples arrive by horse and oxen and as soldiers prepare cannon to be hauled north to Canada.
This daylong symposium focuses on practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. Whether you are an experienced gardener, or just getting started, this symposium provides helpful insight from garden experts who live and garden in northern climates. Sessions: Tree Care Concepts: Ordinary to Extraordinary—Bill de Vos will present a number of the more interesting and unique projects he has worked on across the country over the years. His unique philosophy regarding trees, their care, and the many…
Fitted With Great Exactness: The Life and Importance of Clothing to the British Soldier in the Are of the American Revolution Putting a British soldier into his red coat and other clothes was not as simple as the issuance of clothing. Great efforts from many hands were required to ensure that the clothing was made, individually fit, maintained, and then remade all for the purpose of ensuring a proper "soldier like" appearance. Join Joseph Zea Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Tailor to…
Exciting experiences every day! Fort Ticonderoga flawlessly blends history and natural beauty for all ages to enjoy. NEW! Discover the year 1774 during the peacetime garrison life in British North America on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Explore Ticonderoga’s many other chapters through new immersive programs, guided tours, weapons firing demonstrations, major exhibits, breathtakingly lovely gardens, narrated boat tours, soldiers’ life programs, the Mount Defiance experience, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and many more hands-on, family fun activities!
Benedict Arnold is returning to Fort Ticonderoga through the dramatic two-day reenactment of “America’s First Victory. The “No Quarter” event vividly recreates the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, putting visitors in the middle of the country’s first military victory. The phrase “No Quarter” was the battle cry used by the Americans and is equivalent to “No Mercy” or “Take no Prisoners.” Throughout the weekend, explore the real-life events from the perspectives of both the British Garrison and…