Category: General

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 […]

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 […]