Category: Programs

Fort Ticonderoga and Amtrak Turn Rails to Wheels With a New Shuttle Service in Ticonderoga

Guests to Ticonderoga arriving by train aboard America’s National Railroad Passenger Corporation’s (Amtrak) Adirondack Train will now be able to hop on to Fort Ticonderoga’s new shuttle service thanks in part to Amtrak support.  Beginning on Friday May 22, 2015 (Memorial Day weekend), shuttle service will pick up guests arriving to Ticonderoga from both the […]

Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute Seeks Applications

Fort Ticonderoga is now accepting applications from teachers to participate in the 2015 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute June 28 – July 3, 2015. The focus of this year’s institute is “The French & Indian War: Ticonderoga at the Center of a Global Conflict” and will accommodate 12 teachers for a week-long exploration of the pivotal role that […]

As You Prepare for Fort Ticonderoga’s Battle On Snowshoes Re-enactment: What You May Not Have Known About Bobby and His Buddies…

1.  Rogers’ Rangers were a remarkably diverse group In spite of the French and Indian War’s moniker, not all Native Americans sided with the French. While the majority of them did, numerous tribes remained neutral, backed the British or shifted allegiances as the war progressed. Robert Rogers had tremendous admiration and respect for the New […]

Fort Ticonderoga Launches New Graduate Fellowships

Fort Ticonderoga is launching the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships for students seeking practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. The fellowships run from June 15 to August 15, 2015, and include internships in Collections, Exhibitions, Education, and Interpretation. “These fellowships for graduate students in museum studies, museum education, […]

Fort Ticonderoga Purchases Carillon Cruise Boat: Waterway tours will be offered beginning in spring 2015

Fort Ticonderoga, a not-for-profit educational organization and major cultural destination, announced today that it has purchased the Carillon cruise boat, formerly located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shoreham, Vermont.  Waterway tours will be offered by Fort Ticonderoga beginning in the spring of this year.  The acquisition of the boat is part of a […]

Ensuring that Present and Future Generations Learn From History

Fort Ticonderoga states that our mission is to “ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history.” While many museums and historic sites have some version of “preservation and education” in their missions, Fort Ticonderoga steps out on a limb—not […]

Encouraging a Passion for History

Earlier this week I travelled to Cooperstown to participate as a judge at New York State History Day. Sponsored by the New York State Historical Association, New York State History Day serves thousands of students in hundreds of school districts across the state. This year’s contest was the biggest ever, with over 400 students competing […]