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Fort Ticonderoga Digital Campaign Continues

Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign – an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources […]

Fort Ticonderoga Presents a Veteran’s Day Weekend Living History Event on November 14th

Fort Ticonderoga will honor veterans during a one-day living history event on Saturday, November 14th. Visitors will experience the American Army at Ticonderoga as its soldiers looked to an uncertain future after successfully halting the British on October 28, 1776. Through dramatic living history vignettes, visitors will see army officers thank the soldiers for their […]

Fort Ticonderoga Announces New Digital Exhibition “A Patriotic Service: Sarah Pell’s Enduring Legacy”

Fort Ticonderoga recently launched a new online digital exhibition entitled “A Patriotic Service: Sarah Pell’s Enduring Legacy.”  The digital exhibition is an exciting and important addition to the museum’s  Center for Digital History. The exhibit focuses on museum co-founder Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell. Using recently cataloged museum artifacts, integrated with our Online Collections Database, visitors […]

Fort Ticonderoga Digital Campaign: November Virtual Programs

Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign – an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Featuring the museum’s annual interpretation (2020 is 1774), Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Prestigious Education Grant Supporting a two-week Summer Institute for Teachers in July 2021

(Ticonderoga, N.Y.) The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant of $88,227 to Fort Ticonderoga to host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for Teachers in July 2021. The institute is titled “For the Common Defense: Subjects, Citizens, and America’s Military Origins, 1609-1815.” Fort Ticonderoga was one of eighteen institutions nationwide to receive this […]

Opening the China Closet

With the vast majority of the silver in the Pavilion Collection cataloged, photographed, and rehoused, it was time to move on to a different category of objects: ceramics. By far the largest category, ceramics accounts for over 3,000 of the 8,000 objects in the collection. To prepare for such a monumental task, we began by […]

Photographing and Rehousing

Working with the wide variety of objects that make up a museum’s collection requires constant creativity. Cataloging silver from the Pavilion Collection may sound straightforward at first, but the shiny surfaces, intricate shapes, and small details are challenging to photograph. Patterns, engravings, and hallmarks can easily be obscured by strong lighting or reflections of the […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Humanities New York CARES Grant with Support Through the National Endowment for the Humanities

Funding will be used to collaborate with post-secondary educators and students, advancing online programming and access to resources Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act in the amount of $10,000. Project funding will enable museum staff to […]

Fort Ticonderoga Welcomes Fall with Hertiage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on October 3, 2020

Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains will present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on October 3, 2020.  The full day of autumn fun will be set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain. […]