Fort Ticonderoga recently announced the new senior appointment of Miranda Peters as Vice President of Collections & Digital Production. Peters was hired as Collections Manager in 2015 and had served as Director of Collections since 2018. In her new role, Peters will continue to report directly to Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO.
“I’m thrilled to be working in this digital leadership role,” said Peters. “I’ve focused my career on finding the best ways for museums to document, preserve, and make accessible their collections. Over the past several years, we have explored new ways to make Ticonderoga’s significant museum collections accessible virtually. Over time, this organically grew into numerous cross-departmental digital campaigns featured across the museum’s social media platforms. In this new role, I will continue collaborating with various departments as we engage with local and global audiences in new and exciting ways. Together, we strive to provide rich, meaningful content, and provoke discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations.”
“With constant drive and always seeing opportunities in challenges, Miranda is a leader in the museum field,” said Hill. “Her work has revolutionized our ability to make our museum holdings a singular educational resource for our staff, academic partners, historians, K-12 educators and students, and others who utilize them.”
Peters joined Fort Ticonderoga’s museum leadership staff nearly six years ago to document, preserve, and make accessible the museum’s holdings, considered one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of military material culture from the 18th century. Under her leadership, numerous prestigious grants were secured to expand the collection staff to undertake challenging projects, preserve museum objects, and make them accessible to the world. In 2019, she was awarded the Museum Association of New York (MANY) Rising Star Award for Collections/Exhibitions. Over the past three years, Miranda has spearheaded multiple cross-departmental campaigns to expand the museum’s digital outreach, including launching Ticonderoga Online Collections, a database with over 5,000 objects from Fort Ticonderoga’s collections, and a marked increase in video productions catered to online audiences.
Peters holds a Master of Arts in Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center and a Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Prior to serving at Fort Ticonderoga, she was Collections Manager at the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, where she co-founded Newportal—an online database consortium designed to enhance public and scholarly access to Newport-based collections. Miranda worked at museums and historic sites across the East Coast and Midwest before joining Fort Ticonderoga’s leadership team.
About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.