Ticonderoga Ball

March 1, 2019

The 25th Annual Ticonderoga Ball will be at the elegant Union League Club in NYC on March 1, 2019.

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.

A Night to Remember with SPECIAL HONOREES: Bob and Lee Woodruff and the Bob Woodruff Foundation

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To place a bid, call 518-585-2821 or email mstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org

  1. A Night to be Savored: Champagne Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner
    An unforgettable evening at Fort Ticonderoga for up to 20 people. Start your evening sipping champagne on the shores of Lake Champlain, before boarding the Carillon boat for a sunset cruise. An elegant farm-to-table dinner will follow.
    For up to 20 people on a date to be mutually agreed upon in 2019
    Opening Bid: $2500
     
  2. New York City Harbor Sailing Tour
    Enjoy a 3-hour excursion in New York Harbor on a 30-foot classic sloop, for up to four people.
    Opening Bid: $1000

     
  3. Drinks and Drama with Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator Matthew Keagle for up to 12
    Curator Matthew Keagle will serve you and your guests (up to 12 people) period cocktails and spirits while telling tales of stolen wives, drunken brawls, and unsolved crimes. Travel must be within 300 miles from Ticonderoga on a date to be mutually agreed upon in 2019.
    Opening Bid: $2000

     
  4. Help us Tell the Pavilion’s Stories
    The 1826 Pavilion holds within its walls more than four centuries of Ticonderoga’s sweeping saga. Support a Special Project Curator who will research and document the Pavilion’s decorative and fine arts collection to inform future exhibitions. The Pavilion’s restoration will be completed in 2020.
    Opening Bid: $1500

     
  5. Your Own Antiques Roadshow with Auctioneer Nicholas Dawes
    Join our auctioneer and Antiques Roadshow veteran Nicholas Dawes for an afternoon of immersion in the art or antiques world of New York City tailored to your interests. Includes lunch with Nick for you and a friend.
    Opening Bid: $2000

     
  6. A Day Afield with Sporting Artist Peter Corbin
    Spend the day with Peter Corbin at the Tamarack Preserve in the Hudson Valley. Try your hand at fly fishing followed by a round of sporting clays and lunch at the club. Peter will also give you a private tour of his studio in Millbrook and a signed copy of his retrospective coffee table book “An Artist’s Creel”
    Opening Bid: $2000

     
  7. Fort Couture 18th-century Surtout
    Imagine yourself in an exclusive custom-fitted hand-sewn 18th-century Surtout or British great coat. This warm wool overcoat will be custom tailored to your measurements.
    Opening Bid: $2000

     
  8. In Search of a New Home: Fort Ticonderoga’s Hat Collection
    Fort Ticonderoga’s hat collection is singular. With your support, over 80 examples of 18th- and 19th-century headwear will be assessed and re-housed with new archival mounts and supports. Of particular interest is a rare chapeau bras, attributed to Henry Dearborn, a soldier in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 and Secretary of War in the Jefferson administration.
    Opening Bid: $1500

     
  9. Sponsor a Fellow
    Help engage the next generation of history professionals. Sponsor a graduate fellow for a once in a lifetime experience 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.
    $2500 each

     
  10. Sponsor a Teacher
    Help us expand our reach by sponsoring a teacher for Ticonderoga’s six-day summer Teacher Institute. Teachers from across the US have the opportunity to engage with visiting scholars from major universities, and Fort Ticonderoga’s primary documents and material culture. Institute alumni are critical to developing new generations of informed and historically literate citizens.
    $1500 each

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