Category: General

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 […]

Headed North!

This week, work on the Pavilion restoration shifts to the north. At either end of the Pavilion, north and south, are two small structures facing Lake Champlain, almost like two smaller houses. These were actually once free-standing structures, only joined when the hyphens, or verandas, were added by about 1837. Confusingly for us, Architectural Historians […]

Fort Ticonderoga Recognizes Dedicated Volunteers at Recent Volunteer Reception

Fort Ticonderoga recently held its annual Volunteer Reception to thank volunteers and recognize volunteer leadership and dedication. Janet Denney of Moriah, N.Y. is the recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year Award.” This award acknowledges Janet for her support of numerous programs throughout the year, including North Country History Day, the Garden Symposium, the War […]

Weighty History

The oxen Mick and Mack aren’t the only team doing heavy lifting on Ticonderoga’s campus. A few yards away from Public History staff building a batteau, crews are deep into the restoration of the 1826 National Historic Landmark Pavilion. A large component of the adaptive re-use of the west wing of the Pavilion is a […]