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Fort Ticonderoga Receives Humanities New York CARES Grant with Support Through the National Endowment for the Humanities

Funding will be used to collaborate with post-secondary educators and students, advancing online programming and access to resources

Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act in the amount of $10,000. Project funding will enable museum staff to collaborate with post-secondary educators and students as they shift in-person programming to online, and make additional museum resources available digitally.

“Fort Ticonderoga will develop and expand resources for college professors and instructors as they seek a richer, more engaging experience for students who are increasingly being taught online,” said Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Collections & Digital Production and Project Director for this program. “This semester brings challenges, but also many opportunities as we redefine how museums can support post-secondary education in a digital world.”

Funds will be used to:

  • Collaborate with post-secondary educators and students to identify virtual programmatic and resource needs that support undergraduate and graduate-level education, with an option for live programming with Fort Ticonderoga museum staff,
  • Create lessons that combine a visual and material analysis of 18th-century documents that provide a rounded experience combining traditional history and material culture for use in coursework on early American and Atlantic history,
  • Develop a studio space for filming and editing videos and related downloadable content for use in undergraduate level history courses,
  • Plan and present a webinar aimed at post-secondary teacher professional development,
  • Share lessons-learned through a webinar for museum peers

About Humanities New York:
The mission of Humanities New York is to strengthen civil society and the bonds of community, using the humanities to foster engaged inquiry and dialogue around social and cultural concerns. Established in 1975 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities New York is a private 501(c)3 that receives Federal, State, regional, and private funding.

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.

Fort Ticonderoga has received a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act to support virtual resources for post-secondary educators and students.