Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, has been awarded three individual grants from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership totaling $20,000.
All three grants will provide support for education, public history, and collections-related programs and projects. Funding will allow Fort Ticonderoga to expand teacher and student participation in North Country History Day for the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, students from across New York and Vermont who participate in National History Day will be provided with regional resources.
Fort Ticonderoga’s Public History department will have a grant-supported Maritime Trades Intern to work with museum staff and help develop and present public hands-on carpentry programs relating to the museum’s growing maritime programs. Funding will also allow Fort Ticonderoga staff to catalog, map, and create greater accessibility to a significant prehistoric Native American Lithic collection.
“Fort Ticonderoga is exceedingly grateful to Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership for their continued support,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO. “These three grant projects further advance our museum’s critical work in areas of preservation and education on-site, in the region and digitally across the globe, making our singular museum collections and award-winning educational programs available to expanded audiences.”
These projects are funded by an agreement P21AC11821-00 awarded by the United States National Park Service (NPS) to NEIWPCC in partnership with the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.
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. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2022 All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Carl Heilman II, © Fort Ticonderoga