While thought of in a modern context as remote, the Ticonderoga peninsula on Lake Champlain found itself at the center of two centuries of contest for control of the North American continent. Using an expansive document and artifact collection that supports the study of the period from 1609-1815, this Institute explores the evolution of America’s military heritage, with an emphasis on the French & Indian War (1754-1763) and the American Revolution (1775-1783).
Twelve teachers will spend a week at Ticonderoga, using the museum’s object and archival collections to examine the age of exploration, the quest for control of the continent by competing European nations, the War for American Independence, and the War of 1812.
The 2020 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute was postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. Teachers selected for the 2020 Institute will be taking part in the 2021 Institute. Fort Ticonderoga will not be accepting new applications until late 2021 for the 2022 Institute.
Facilities & Housing
Our daily activities will primarily occur in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga. Housed within the recreated Magasin du Roi (King’s Warehouse), the Mars Education Center provides modern classroom and meeting spaces with Wi-Fi for the museum’s expanding education and academic programs.
Teacher Institute participants will stay at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn and Suites, located about two miles from Fort Ticonderoga. Rooms are based on double occupancy. A limited number of single rooms may be available.
Teachers requiring graduate credits can accrue them through an arrangement with Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont. To earn three graduate credits, teachers must meet course requirements by submitting all assignments no later than September 15, 2020. The cost is $375 and will be paid to “Fort Ticonderoga.”
Deadline and Notification
Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2022, and will have until April 25, 2022, to accept or decline the offer. Teachers accepting the scholarship will need to pay the $150 deposit at the time of acceptance.
Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Teacher Institute! If you have any additional questions, contact Fort Ticonderoga Director of Academic Programs, Rich Strum at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 585-6370.