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Ticonderoga Ball

Man and woman dancing at the Ticonderoga Ball

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 place a bid or ask questions, please call 518-585-2821

To (Con)serve and Protectcollections conservation
Beautifully situated on Lake Champlain in the shadow of Fort Ticonderoga, the National Historic Landmark Pell home, the Pavilion, holds within its walls more than four centuries of Ticonderoga’s sweeping saga. The restoration and adaptive re-use of the Pavilion are underway and expected to be completed later this year.

In preparation for this transformative new chapter in the Pavilion’s storied history, Fort Ticonderoga needs your support to preserve and protect important pieces from the collection that will go on exhibit, including an 8-foot painting of nationally renowned advocate for women’s rights and museum co-founder Sarah Pell, a suite of furniture from Napoleonic France, and dozens of other decorative arts pieces, including silver, ceramics, furniture, and paintings. This project will directly support the conservation and preservation of these remarkable objects as they prepare for their monumental role in telling the many stories connected to the Pavilion, the earliest historic preservation effort of its kind, and women’s rights.

We are looking for 4 sponsors of $6,000 each. 

Distilled, My Heart (Fort Ticonderoga Craft Rum)rum
Help cork the cask of the new signature taste of Ticonderoga! Your support will allow Fort Ticonderoga to develop, bottle, and brand its very own craft rum, THE spirit of the great campaigns of the 18th century. Receive your own bottle of the rum you made possible and enjoy a private tour for four onboard the Carillon boat. Toast to the King or the Continental Congress, with a multitude of period rum cocktails, and discover the distilled tales of drama at Fort Ticonderoga. Sales of this new product will support Fort Ticonderoga’s mission of preservation and education.

For four people on a mutually agreeable date in 2020 or 2021

Opening bid starts at $1,000. 

Roast Beef of Old England in 1774
Officer's roast beef dinnerEnjoy a British officers’ mess for four, with a table set in the officers’ quarters inside Fort Ticonderoga. During this three-course meal, served on period place settings, you will travel back to the eve of the American Revolution and the comforts of peacetime garrison life for officers. Your meal will include roast beef from the captain’s own herd of cattle and vegetables from the extensive soldiers’ gardens. Cap off a wonderful meal with dessert and decadent wine chocolate, made with the real historic taste of Mars Heritage Chocolate.

For four people on a mutually agreeable date in 2020 or 2021

Opening bid starts at $1,500. 

Champagne Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Culinary Dinner
dinner set upYou and your guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening at Fort Ticonderoga. Your experience begins on the banks of Lake Champlain near the historic Pavilion where you will begin your evening sipping champagne. You will then embark on the 60-foot Carillon boat for a private champagne sunset cruise along the historic waters of Lake Champlain and thrill at the sight of Fort Ticonderoga from the water. Upon your return, you and your guests will savor a farm-to-table, three-course dinner by candlelight, paired with wines, inside Fort Ticonderoga’s Maritime Barn. An evening of sublime rustic elegance. This is truly one of a kind experience that will long be treasured and remembered.

For up to 16 people on a mutually agreeable date in 2020 or 2021

Opening bid starts at $1,500. 

Re-framing the Past
Davies PaintingHelp Fort Ticonderoga use modern technology to revive two of the most important pieces of American art in the collection. In 1983 the museum acquired Thomas Davies’ View of the Lines at Lake George, 1759, the earliest known painting of the historic landscape of Lake George. When the painting was acquired, rescued from neglect, the frame was dirty, damaged, and unsuitable for display. The original frame from Charles Willson Peale’s beautiful portrait of Sarah Hollingshead Knox was removed and placed on the Davies canvas when it was displayed. With both paintings going on exhibit in the near future there is an opportunity to return Sarah to her original frame where she will sit beside Peale’s portrait of her husband (in a matching frame). Fort Ticonderoga plans to digitally restore the original frame from the Davies painting. 3-D scans will be used to create a model that will then be used to create a printed reproduction that will reflect the original appearance of the frame. Together, two stunning works of early American art will be restored to the way they were meant to be seen.

Your support includes a visit to Fort Ticonderoga where you will be given a private showing of the artwork with the curator and a special tour around and inside Fort Ticonderoga, visiting areas off-limits to the general public and learning about the construction, and reconstruction, of this American icon.

For four people on a mutually agreeable date in 2020 or 2021

Opening bid starts at $2,500. 

Sponsor a Graduate Fellow – Engaging the Next Generation of History Professionals!collections Fellow holding headgear
Four graduate students will have the unique opportunity to spend the summer at Fort Ticonderoga, working closely with the museum’s staff and collections as part of the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship program.

For ten weeks, Fellows selected from graduate students from the United States, Canada, and abroad are immersed in the history and culture of one of America’s most dynamic museum environments. Whether working on museum education initiatives, research projects, or collections cataloging and re-housing, Fellows experience the breadth of Ticonderoga’s efforts to preserve, educate, and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations. The residential experience provides valuable professional skills, builds a network of mentors and peers, and exposes rising scholars to the resources and opportunities at Fort Ticonderoga. The work of the Fellows supports the museum’s innovative initiatives while providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for graduate students.

We are looking for 10 sponsors of $2,500 each. 

Sponsor a Teacher
teachers handling musketEach summer, twelve teachers participate in the Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute. For six days, these educators, selected from applicants from across the country, develop cross-curricular approaches to teaching history using Ticonderoga’s unique site, collections, and perspective. New in 2021, will be the addition of a Pre-service Teacher Institute specifically for rising college juniors and seniors preparing to become classroom teachers.

Visiting scholars from major universities join Ticonderoga’s staff to engage teachers with primary documents and material culture. Through immersive, expeditionary experiences and behind-the-scene encounters with museum collections, teachers develop ways to engage thousands of students in historical literacy and critical thinking. Ticonderoga Teacher Institute alumni are critical to developing new generations of informed and historically literate citizens. Fort Ticonderoga has welcomed teachers from 46 states to previous programs and we work with over 430 K-12 schools and 85 colleges and universities.

We are looking for 50 sponsors of $1,000 each. 

juicy beef and asparagus Wagyu Beef: A Gastronomic Experience
Imagine creating a life-time experience for your next dinner party. It all begins with the beef, Wagyu beef. This item is for 10 large restaurant quality Wagyu steaks, which sells for $400 per pound.

Favored by world-class restaurants and master chefs, Wagyu is arguably the best and most expensive beef money can buy. Through careful genetic selection and feeding, Wagyu creates an experience for connoisseurs unsurpassed by any other beef. With its exceptional marbling, superior tenderness and exquisite flavor, it’s no wonder Wagyu is the pinnacle of the beef world. Waygu actually melts in your mouth! That is why Wagyu beef is finding its way into the repertoires of gourmet cooks and fine restaurants across the United States.

With its proven health benefits, Wagyu isn’t just a treat for your taste buds, it’s great for your heart as well. The mono-unsaturated to saturated fat ratio is higher in Wagyu than in other beef, and it is also higher in a type of fatty acid that causes fewer negative health effects.

Wagyu, a Japanese beef cattle breed, is derived from native Asian cattle. Wagyu refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where ‘Wa’ means Japanese and ‘Gyu’ means cow. Wagyu truly does take red meat to a level of gastronomic proportions that outdistances all others! It will provide an extraordinary dining experience to be savored, lingered over, and long remembered.

Ten Waygu steaks will be shipped to you via Federal Express Donated by the Kudrick Family and New York Prime Beef.

Opening bid starts at $1,500. 

Portrait of Nick Dawes Your Own Antiques Roadshow
Join our auctioneer and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ veteran expert Nicholas Dawes for an afternoon of immersion in the art or antique world of New York City tailored to your interests. Visit an Armory show or tour auction previews or galleries with a true insider. Includes lunch for two with Nick.

Nicholas Dawes brings forty years of experience as an auctioneer, antique dealer, author, and lecturer. Currently Senior Vice President of Heritage Auctions, he is a former auctioneer and department head at Sotheby’s and Phillips and one of the country’s leading charity auctioneers. Nicholas is the author of four standard works on decorative arts and has been a faculty member at Parsons, the New School for Design, since 1984. He is familiar to many through regular appearances on PBS ‘Antiques Roadshow’ since the first season in 1996.

Good through February 28, 2021 on a date to be mutually agreed upon.

Opening bid starts at $1,000. 

To place a bid or ask questions, please call 518-585-2821 or email mstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org.
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Event Details

Scheduled For:

Friday, March 6, 2020

Cost:

Junior Tickets at $250 per person (30 years old and under)

Ball Tickets at $395 per person

Supporter Tickets at $500 per person

Patron Tickets at $1000 per person

Sponsor Table Seating 8 at $3,250

Sponsor Table Seating 10 at $4,000

Location:

Union League Club in NYC

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