Fort Ticonderoga opens a new exhibit for 2023, focusing on the dramatic and wide-ranging end of the global Seven Years’ War. This new exhibit Success: The End of the Seven Years’ War spans both sides of the Atlantic and is anchored by many never-before-seen artifacts.
This new exhibit features artifacts from the museum’s newly acquired Robert Nittolo Collection that complement pieces from Fort Ticonderoga’s existing collection, to visualize the final campaigns in North America, partly launched from Lake Champlain.
Included in the exhibit are Prussian and French artifacts that highlight the ongoing war in Europe, along with British and Spanish artifacts that show the expansion of the conflict with Spain’s belated entry in 1762, culminating in the British siege and capture of Havana, Cuba. The exhibit reveals how the Anglo-American public responded to the unparalleled British victories across the globe by producing and consuming items like punchbowls and teacups that promoted popular commanders and battles.
“The end of the global Seven Years’ War is not immediately familiar to many Americans, but is full of drama and daring, and deeply significant to the history of North America,” said Fort Ticonderoga Curator, Dr. Matthew Keagle. “We are thrilled to place a range of objects in dialog that shows the extent of the conflict and exceeds the battlefield to show how these campaigns impacted lives across the Atlantic Ocean and beyond.”
Success: The End of the Seven Years’ War will be on display through the 2023 campaign season.
This year, Fort Ticonderoga’s daily programs will creatively explore the layers of 1760. Thrill at the power of artillery and crackle of muskets through weapons demonstrations and explore programs, exhibits, gardens, historic trades, and other family adventures across the scenic historic property.
Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance are open for visitation Tuesday-Sunday May 6-October 29, 2023 from 10 am until 5:00 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm). Tickets can be purchased online in advance by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org or the day of at the Admission Booth. General admission tickets are valid for two consecutive days!
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.
Photos: Rare artifacts from the Robert Nittolo Collection on view for the first time by the public enhance Fort Ticonderoga’s newest exhibit, which is also heavily illustrated with historic maps and prints. The exhibit will be on display through October 2023.