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Fort Ticonderoga Digital Campaign: A Virtual Opening Continues

Offering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Diana statue
Anna Hyatt Huntington made six versions of Young Diana

Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign – an exciting virtual campus opening. This Digital Campaign features interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and a preview of the many experiences which will be featured on-site once Fort Ticonderoga’s gates open in 2020. The museum and cultural destination’s 2020 opening has been postponed due to COVID-19, anticipating the gates will once again open to visitors when the North Country enters Phase 4 of the “NY Forward” plan in early July.

This unique opportunity brings to digital visitors the layers of history and natural beauty into their homes across the globe. Featuring the museum’s annual interpretation (2020 is 1774!), Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us.

“Through this Digital Campaign, we are eager for our virtual visitors to enjoy behind-the-scenes information, previews of our upcoming programs, and special insider content on the 2020 season wherever your ‘fort’ may be,” said Beth L Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President & CEO. “We look forward to inspiring visits and welcoming guests again to Fort Ticonderoga sometime in the not-too-distant future.”

Featured on our Upcoming Digital Campaign Event Calendar:

June 3, 2020: 1:00 pm Facebook Live
After the Campaign: Caring for Ticonderoga’s Uniform Collection

Join Fort Ticonderoga Director of Collections Miranda Peters as she highlights the collections management team’s work in documenting, preserving, and making accessible the dozens of 18th and early 19th-century uniforms and textiles in the museum’s collection.

June 4, 2020: 1:00 pm ZOOM

A Digital Soldier’s Life: Clothing 1775 Connecticut Soldiers

See the myriad of civilian clothing that made up makeshift uniforms for Connecticut soldiers in 1775. Explore the real variety of colors and materials documented on these citizen-soldiers.

lavenderJune 5, 2020: 11:00 am Facebook Live
Gardener Growth: Nothing Tops the Smell of Lavender!
Join Fort Ticonderoga live in the King’s Garden as staff discuss the benefits of growing this Mediterranean plant. Learn some techniques to grow this plant in our cooler climate!

June 8, 2020: 11:00 am Facebook Live
Gardener Growth: Cucumber Trellises
Join Fort Ticonderoga live in the King’s Garden to learn how to build your own cucumber trellis. Discover how to build these structures using simple materials to give your cucumbers the structure they need to climb.

June 9, 2020: 1:00 pm ZOOM
A Digital Soldier’s Life: Personal Equipment & Food for 1776 New Jersey soldiers
Explore the equipment and rations that allowed New Jersey soldiers to live and fortify Ticonderoga with a massive redoubt, bearing the Jersey name.

June 10, 2020: 1:00 pm Facebook Live
Hats Off: Rehousing Ticonderoga’s Collections
Join Fort Ticonderoga Museum Assistant Registrar Tabitha Hubbard as she highlights the CAPtivating and transformative museum storage rehousing project of Ticonderoga’s 17th-19th-century headgear collection!

June 11, 2020: 1:00 pm ZOOM
A Digital Soldier’s Life: Clothing 1776 New Jersey Soldiers
From blue coats to pale drab, see the regimental coats and clothing worn by New Jersey soldiers at Ticonderoga in 1776. Discover the clothing details that made these New Jersey troops among the best dressed at Ticonderoga at the time.

shoe making toolsJune 13, 2020: 1:00 pm Facebook
Shoemaking Skills: Awl Selection and Sizing
Join Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Shoemaker, Kevin Maher, for a quick guide to selecting the right awl for different leatherworking applications and materials.

Be sure to visit the Digital Campaign event calendar for more exciting live videos, lectures series, and educational at-home activities that bring history to life!

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 70,000 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.