Category: General

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]