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Getting Creative: Physically Distanced Cataloging

Many of the Pavilion blog posts mention ongoing efforts to catalog the collection but have not gone into detail about the process itself. Cataloging includes many steps: assigning each object a unique ID number (PAV numbers), attaching the object ID number to the object in a permanent but reversible way, capturing a standardized series of […]

From Further Afield

Compiling, organizing, and digitizing institutional records is often a tedious process, especially when the museum has been around for more than a century. However, all of that hard work has never been more useful. Cataloging the Pavilion Collection marches on using digitized versions of all eighteen inventories and record photographs of objects taken by Elizabeth […]

Fort Ticonderoga Announces Series of Virtual Memorial Day Programs

In continuance of Digital Campaign: A Virtual Opening Join Fort Ticonderoga this Memorial Day Weekend for an exciting line-up of virtual experiences from live-stream living history demonstrations capturing Ticonderoga’s epic beauty and dramatic history, to a patriotic concert, and a special Memorial Day message. The virtual programs continue Fort Ticonderoga’s Digital Campaign: A Virtual Opening […]

Goddess Diana of Youthful Form

Walking the brick paths of the King’s Garden, visitors can’t help but notice the statue of Diana rising above the flowers from her pedestal in the reflecting pool. It is the work of Anna Hyatt Huntington, a prominent and prolific American sculptor whose works can be found in museums and public spaces around the world. […]

A North Country Student Recently Placed First at New York State History Day

A long-term Fort Ticonderoga North Country History Day participant   A North Country student, sophomore Cole Siebels from Gouverneur High School in Gouverneur, NY, recently placed first at New York State History Day, earning the opportunity to represent New York State at the National History Day competition in June. Siebels competed in the Senior Individual […]

Routines

Whether a mug of hot chocolate, a cup of your favorite coffee made just right, or the perfect cup of tea, there is something so soothing about hot beverages. The ritual of making them—heating water in a kettle or milk in a pot, opening the tin and smelling the tea, chocolate, or coffee as you […]

Low Scots

Fort Ticonderoga is famous for its dramatic role in Scottish military history, particularly the heroic attack of the 42nd Highland Regiment against the Marquis de Montcalm’s French lines on July 8, 1758. While the Scottish connection has received a great deal of attention, another national connection can be uncovered through Fort Ticonderoga’s history and collections. […]

Fort Ticonderoga Announces Digital Campaign: A Virtual Opening

Offering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities Fort Ticonderoga announces a 2020 Digital Campaign – an exciting virtual campus opening. This Digital Campaign features interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and a preview of the many experiences which will be featured on-site once Fort Ticonderoga’s gates open in […]

Connecting the Dots

While visiting museums in New York City to research provenance of the Pavilion Collection, Curatorial Assistant Meredith Moore came across an interesting note in the estate papers of Mary Channing Gibbs, great grandmother of museum co-founder Sarah G. T. Pell. Among a flurry of correspondence about real estate in and around Newport, RI, a short […]

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Student from Gouverneur High School the 2020 Beaty Family Scholarship

Fort Ticonderoga recently awarded Ally Carvel, a freshman at Gouverneur High School, in Gouverneur, New York, the 2020 Beaty Family Scholarship at Fort Ticonderoga. Carvel received the award as part of North Country History Day held at Ticonderoga on March 7, 2020. The award, sponsored by John T. Beaty and family, covers the tuition for […]