Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark, has been awarded funding from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust in the amount of $10,025 to bring the history of the French & Indian War and the colonial world to students in the Saratoga region, both in-person and virtually through the museum’s Center for Digital History.
Funding supports a team of educators to present programs in classrooms and through live virtual programs. Students receive lessons in leadership, citizenry, and gain first-hand knowledge of what it was like to live during an important part of American history. Programs support curriculum goals and provide engaging and impactful connections to Colonial and Revolutionary War history as they thoughtfully explore topics including geography, math, science, social studies, and more.
“We are exceedingly grateful for this generous grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President & CEO. “The most effective way for students to learn about history is for them to experience it. Virtual and in-person outreach programs inspire students and enrich their academic experience, providing a vital service to educators. This funding allows Fort Ticonderoga to continue to engage and inspire students about our nation’s past in the Saratoga region.”
Fort Ticonderoga continues to expand educational offerings including in-person and virtual classroom outreach programs which provide students with hands-on, multi-disciplined approach to understanding history. Beyond a deeper understanding of the historical narrative, Fort Ticonderoga fosters inquiry to inspire students to think like a historian, drawing conclusions based on evidence and careful consideration.
To learn more about in-person programs, virtual outreach programs, on-demand courses, and educator resources, please visit our Center for Digital History at https://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn-and-explore/center-for-digital-history/.
About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a historic site, museum, center of learning and major cultural destination. Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year on site 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 owned and operated by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a non-profit educational organization which serves its mission to preserve, educate and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations. Fort Ticonderoga reaches more than 30 million people through its digital outreach each year through its Center for Digital History and is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. To view Fort Ticonderoga’s electronic press kit, click here. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2023 All Rights Reserved.