Category: General

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. […]

Fort Ticonderoga Announces Outdoor Family Fun

2,000 acres spanning America’s most historic landscape with endless outdoor activities The historic site, museum, and family destination debuts a new chapter in Ticonderoga’s epic history each year, creating opportunities for annual memories that will last a lifetime! This year, join daily soldiers’ life programs, thrilling weapons demonstrations, and endless outdoor activities that highlight the […]

Fort Ticonderoga Presents A Lively Living History Event

Featuring A Dramatic Reading of the Declaration of Independence Fort Ticonderoga invites you to experience the sights and sounds of the American Army at Ticonderoga during the Sound of 1776 Living History Event on Saturday, August 1. From thrilling demonstrations to immersive living history vignettes and musical performances, discover how the beats of drums and […]

Fort Ticonderoga Digital Campaign: A Virtual Opening Continues into the Summer

Offering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities 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. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation that was just announced. Fort Ticonderoga […]

Fort Ticonderoga Opens for 2020 Season

Offering 2000 acres of historic landscape, gardens, battlefield hiking trail, and many new programs Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. The historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape opens for the season beginning on […]

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. […]

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 […]