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It’s a Match!

Wrist plate of a British soldier’s musket marked to his company, the sixth company of a regiment, and “55,” the individual number assigned to the soldier that carried this musket that perhaps future research can uncover the original owner of.

Today we are celebrating #GivingTuesday, the philanthropic alternative to Black Friday. We hope you will join us to raise $5000 in matching funds to preserve tens of thousands of archaeological artifacts recovered from Fort Ticonderoga’s historic landscape.

These objects document the conflicts that shaped North America here at Ticonderoga and tell countless stories about the lives of the soldiers who lived, fought, and died for a better world. The artifacts were archaeologically excavated from the grounds at Fort Ticonderoga in the early 2000s in preparation for the construction of the Mars Education Center.
There are an estimated 30,000 pieces in this collection, which are currently being cataloged by dedicated museum staff as part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant. Please help us meet our match for the grant to catalog and rehouse these remarkable collections that were made, worn, used, or carried by the men and women who were here at Ticonderoga, and make them accessible online through Ticonderoga online collections database. See highlights from the collection and learn more about this important institutional initiative through this new video.
Your contribution of any size will help us ensure these incredible pieces are rehoused to the highest museum standards so they will be preserved for generations to come!