Fort Ticonderoga Announces Winners of North Country History Day

Fort Ticonderoga recently held the annual North Country History Day where thirty-four middle and high school students from the North Country presented 16 projects and won top prizes. These students and projects qualified to advance to compete at New York State History Day in Cooperstown in late April, competition date to be determined. “The National […]

Strategic Distancing

The term social distancing is increasingly familiar to us in these times of anxiety over an infectious disease. The Continental Army in the summer of 1776 faced a similar issue, but with a more immediate and deadly threat. Smallpox, a virulent, painful, and extremely contagious disease was the bane of the Continental Army heading into […]

Trailblazing Trendsetters

  Fort Ticonderoga and the Pavilion were shaped by a number of strong women: museum co-founder Sarah Pell spearheaded restoration efforts in the early 20th century, renowned landscape architect Marion Cruger Coffin designed the iconic King’s Garden, and legendary interior decorator Dorothy May Kinnicutt Parish, better known by her nickname, Sister Parish, redesigned the Pavilion […]

The Fort Ticonderoga Association Presents the Ticonderoga Award for a Continental Vision to Harvard Business School Historian, David A. Moss

The Fort Ticonderoga Association recently awarded Harvard Business School Historian, David A. Moss the 2020 Ticonderoga Award for a Continental Vision during the Annual Ticonderoga Ball held in New York City at the Union League Club. Moss received the award for his revolutionary approach to history and civic education. In 2017, Moss’s book “Democracy: A […]

New Lights Shed New Light on Pavilion Paintings

Cataloging the paintings from the Pavilion has shed light on surprising details as our focus shifted from taking pictures to incorporating them into catalog records in the Fort Ticonderoga database. The cataloging process involves looking at paintings and other objects from many different angles to condense information into one location. We describe what the object […]

Lively Winter Quarters Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga Brings to life Early Days of American Revolution

  (Ticonderoga, N.Y.) Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting one-day living history event Saturday, March 14, 2020 to experience how Fort Ticonderoga was a critical link in the chain, keeping the American Army alive in Canada in 1776. Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the story of veteran and newly recruited New York […]

Picture Paintings

Over the next few weeks, paintings from the Pavilion are getting cataloged alongside those in the wider Fort Ticonderoga Museum collection. Taking high-resolution photographs of collections objects is a key step to making them accessible in the Ticonderoga Collections Online database. Paintings from the Pavilion include many family portraits and different views of the ruins […]

Fort Ticonderoga Director of Academic Programs Receives Award from the New York State Counsel for the Social Studies

Fort Ticonderoga Director of Academic Programs, Richard Strum, has been awarded the 2019-2020 New York State Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS) for the contributions made to Social Studies education in the community and New York State. The award ceremony will take place at the Albany Capital […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives a Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History Grant to Develop Chocolate Research and Programming for 2020

Fort Ticonderoga was awarded a $10,000 Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History grant that will help develop and enhance immersive experiences for visitors by fully engaging the senses of taste and smell through new culinary programs. These programs will introduce the flavors of Ticonderoga’s layered history spanning centuries, highlighting chocolate. The grant was awarded at […]

Fort Ticonderoga Announces Beaty Family Scholarship

Awardee will Attend the National History Academy in Washington DC Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that the Beaty Family Scholarship will be awarded to a North Country History Day participant currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade during this year’s North Country History Day hosted at Fort Ticonderoga on March 7th. The award is […]