Category: Museums

Fort Ticonderoga Launches ‘Institutional Legacy Initiative’ to Preserve First-Person Accounts From Visitors and Employees Spanning the 20th Century

  Fort Ticonderoga today announced the launch of the Institutional Legacy Initiative, an oral history project to document first-person accounts of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum and the Pavilion, the summer home of the Pells – Fort Ticonderoga’s museum founders – which was built in 1826 and is a National Historic Landmark. The initiative will collect […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Grant to Support Conservation and Display of Emigrants Flag

The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant to support the conservation of the Camp Colors of the Royal Highland Emigrants flag. This grant along with other generous donor support allows Fort Ticonderoga to care for and proudly display one of the rarest of Revolutionary War artifacts. Only two British […]

“Somewhere in France: Stephen Pell’s Great War” at the next Fort Fever Series Program April 15th 

Fort Ticonderoga’s 2018 “Fort Fever Series” concludes on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm with “Somewhere in France: Stephen Pell’s Great War” presented by Matthew Keagle, Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator. During this program, follow Stephen Pell from his passage across the Atlantic, through his first glimpse of combat, to the injury that ended his military service. […]

Largest and Best Stall Fed Cattle

When we go shopping online today, we take for granted a whole network of planes, trains, and automobiles that can deliver whatever we order fast. Such convenience would have been miraculous in the early months of 1776. Colonel Benedict Arnold commanded about 1200 soldiers outside of Quebec, each in desperate need of food and basic […]

Ordered to Join the Northern Army in Canada Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga March 24

Join Fort Ticonderoga for a one-day living history event Saturday, March 24, 2018 to meet new recruits and veteran troops from New York as they prepare to join the ongoing Continental Army campaign against Canada in the spring of 1776. Living history demonstrations throughout the day feature the weapons, tactics, trades, and people needed for […]

March Fort Fever Program Part of National Women’s History Month Celebration “Sarah Pell and her Struggle for History & Human Rights”

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. with a program on “A ‘Charmingly Aggressive Woman’ Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History & Human Rights” presented by Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Collections. During this program, explore images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public, and recently […]

Happy Birthday George Washington! First President and Ticonderoga’s First Tourist

Today marks the 286th birthday of George Washington. At the time of his death in 1799, he was lauded as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countryman” by Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. George Washington was Ticonderoga’s first tourist and visited the abandoned Fort Ticonderoga in 1783, while […]

Love and Friendship in Peace and War

Let us begin with a heart . The image of a heart is a common symbol of love and affection. Modern connotations of love are by no means implied by its use in 18th century artifacts, where hearts can be found from the silver hilts of swords to the skirts of soldiers’ uniforms. This particular […]

Fort Ticonderoga Announces 2018 Annual War College on the Seven Years’ War

Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Twenty-Third Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2018. With a panel of distinguished historians from across the United States, this seminar focuses on the Seven Years’ War in North America, also known as the French & Indian War. The War College takes place in […]

On the Eve of the Revolution: 1775 British Garrison Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga February 17

Join Fort Ticonderoga for a one-day living history event Saturday, February 17, 2018 to discover British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence. Living history demonstrations feature the weapons, tactics, trades, and people during peacetime at the fort. For more information, call 518-585-2821 or visit […]