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Fort Ticonderoga announces launch of exciting new partnership with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture to facilitate research into Fort Ticonderoga Museum’s rich holdings of military material culture

Fort Ticonderoga has joined the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture to support an annual research fellowship utilizing Fort Ticonderoga’s vast collections. Researchers will find material covering the colonization of North America and the ensuing colonial conflicts, the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812.

“This fellowship will allow researchers of early American history up to a month to research Fort Ticonderoga’s collections,” said Matthew Keagle, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. “With our collections more accessible than ever, this will allow the newest research from advanced graduate students to senior scholars, to benefit from over a century of collecting at Fort Ticonderoga.”

Erin reviewing map

The Omohundro Institute is located at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, America’s oldest organization dedicated to advancing the study, research, and publication of scholarships bearing on the history and culture of early America. They are a natural partner for Fort Ticonderoga, which boasts amongst America’s earliest efforts and historic preservation, restoration, and collecting the military past of North America.

Applications for this new Fellowship will be accepted through the Omunhundro Institute until November 1, 2019, and carry a stipend of $2,500. For more information on this Fellowship, or Ticonderoga’s other extensive opportunities visit:

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.

Photo: Erin Benz, 2018 Graduate Fellow as part of the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship Program at Fort Ticonderoga. Copyright and Photo Credit Fort Ticonderoga.