Help to bring this historic structure back to life. Fort Ticonderoga has begun the stabilization and restoration of the Greek Revival Pavilion, built by William Ferris Pell in 1826. The Pavilion is scheduled to open to the public in 2020, the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Fort Ticonderoga’s restoration, the first private preservation effort in America. The Pavilion will serve visitors through a new exhibition highlighting America’s earliest story of preservation, a teaching kitchen and culinary program, a variety of other educational programs, and additional services and amenities.
2018 Exhibition: World at War
Winston Churchill famously described the Seven Years’ War as the “First World War.” Like the Great War of 1914-18, the Seven Years’ War was a cataclysmic event that changed the stakes of global powers and ushered in dramatic political shifts. On the centennial of 1918, Fort Ticonderoga will mount a major exhibition that explores the connections between the Seven Years’ War and WWI, through the rich collections of the museum and the museum’s founder Stephen H.P. Pell, who served for 2 years as a volunteer on the Western Front. Your support will help with the construction of this major exhibit in the Mars Education Center Gallery.
Photo Credit: Ambulance removing wounded French soldiers, c.1917 in a scrapbook kept by Stephen H.P. Pell
Your support will help bring Fort Ticonderoga into the classroom. Fort Ticonderoga educators regularly visit classrooms to teach students about the daily life of a Continental soldier through a hands-on, multi-disciplined program that integrates history, geography, math, science, and language skills. They receive lessons in leadership, citizenry, and gain first-hand knowledge of what it was like to live during an important part of American history.