Category: General

Pressing Forward While Reflecting on an Impactful 2019

There is incredible momentum underway at Fort Ticonderoga as we press forward with our strategic goals to increase access and awareness, expand educational impact, and strengthen our historical resources and collections. Fort Ticonderoga is uniquely positioned to be the leading national institution that fosters an ongoing dialogue about citizens, soldiers and service rooted in our […]

It’s a Match!

Today we are celebrating #GivingTuesday, the philanthropic alternative to Black Friday. We hope you will join us to raise $5000 in matching funds to preserve tens of thousands of archaeological artifacts recovered from Fort Ticonderoga’s historic landscape. These objects document the conflicts that shaped North America here at Ticonderoga and tell countless stories about the lives […]

Relive Henry Knox’s Epic Feat During The Noble Train Event on December 7

A featured one-day exhibit displays a collection of rare books Henry Knox recommended to John Adams about the art of war Fort Ticonderoga will present a one-day living history event on December 7 to highlight Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Prestigious Planning Grant from National Endowment for Humanities

Funding will support plans to significantly expand Research Center capacity Fort Ticonderoga has been named a recipient of a prestigious grant from the National Endowment for Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program in the amount of $40,000. The funds will be utilized to develop a Master Preservation and Storage Needs Plan for the collections […]

Fort Ticonderoga Awarded Grant from American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service

Funds to create a Preservation and Planning Assessment of the Carillon Battlefield Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park has been awarded a $69,876 grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service. The grant will be utilized to create a Preservation and […]

New Acquisition of a Veteran of the Battles for Fort Ticonderoga and a witness to the Battle of Valcour Island

Fort Ticonderoga has recently acquired the original commission of Charles Terrot, a British officer who left one of the best accounts of the Battle of Valcour Island. Charles Terrot served with the British Army in Canada during the Revolutionary War. October 11 is the anniversary of the Battle of Valcour Island. “Terrot’s commission joins over […]

Federal Grant Awarded to Fort Ticonderoga to Restore Historic Fort Walls

Grant will fund restoration of 18th-century north demi-lune Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, has been awarded the Save America’s Treasures Grant, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior through a competitive process. The property was awarded $465,000 to be utilized in the restoration […]

Decorating With Style

  Restoration this week has turned to the South Pavilion. Stripped to the boards for a full renovation, the South Pavilion looks very different than it did during its tenure as a summer home when museum founders Stephen and Sarah Pell chose to make this space their living room during the first restoration of the […]

Fragments of the Past

Fall is in the air on the shores of Lake Champlain and utility excavations around the Pavilion are winding down for the year. Our Collections Department and the Pavilion restoration team have kept a keen eye on the soil to document and collect any objects unearthed in the process of restoration. Ceramics, metal fragments, and […]

Fort Ticonderoga announces launch of exciting new partnership with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture to facilitate research into Fort Ticonderoga Museum’s rich holdings of military material culture

Fort Ticonderoga has joined the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture to support an annual research fellowship utilizing Fort Ticonderoga’s vast collections. Researchers will find material covering the colonization of North America and the ensuing colonial conflicts, the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. “This fellowship will allow […]