Tag: 18th century

ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT OBJECTS FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – AN ORIGINAL SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI GOLD EAGLE MEDAL – ON DISPLAY AT FORT TICONDEROGA

Revolutionary War medal is one of two surviving examples produced in 1783 for officers of the Continental Army; hereditary organization continues to this day Public exhibition begins July 4 to coincide with Independence Day celebrations Fort Ticonderoga today announced the public display of one of the rarest and most important objects from the nation’s founding […]

Love and Friendship in Peace and War

Let us begin with a heart . The image of a heart is a common symbol of love and affection. Modern connotations of love are by no means implied by its use in 18th century artifacts, where hearts can be found from the silver hilts of swords to the skirts of soldiers’ uniforms. This particular […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives a Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History Grant to Develop Chocolate Research and Programming in 2018

The Mars Wrigley Confectionery, LLC (MWC) recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History Grant for a project entitled A Sea of Chocolate: Cocoa Cargoes in the Anglo Atlantic to research and develop a new program highlighting chocolate consumption and distribution by the British Royal Navy on Lake Champlain. The $10,000 grant […]

The School of Hard Knox

As we prepare for our Noble Train Begins living history event, we reflect on a figure whose accomplishments and bulk loom over the legacy of Fort Ticonderoga. Henry Knox’s ascent to the inner circle of the early American military and state is an astounding story, even in an era of remarkable achievements. Alexander Hamilton similarly, […]

A Memento of Arnold’s Treason

On the morning of September 23, 1780, north of Tarrytown, New York, a party of armed Americans waylaid a rider on horseback heading south towards New York City. They unwittingly had uncovered the most infamous treason in American history. Forcing their captive to strip, they found hidden papers in his stockings that incriminated General Benedict […]

3 Tips for Better Conversations with Visitors

After all the work that goes into a great living history portrayal–long nights of sewing, hours of driving to be at an incredible historic site–meaningful conversations with visitors make it all worthwhile. You have said, “Hello,” and you have sparked their interest. Here are three ways to make this conversation count. Be Present Whether cooking […]

Let Slip the Dogs of War: Carillon’s Canines

In 2016, Fort Ticonderoga invited guests to bring their leashed dogs onto our campus to enjoy the remarkable scenic beauty and historic significance of the grounds. In recent years, more and more animals have been finding their way back to Ticonderoga with the beginning of our own historic breeds program in 2015. Animals have formed […]

Fort Ticonderoga Brings Education onto Lake Champlain

Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation to support regional youth maritime educational programs. Aboard the 60-foot touring M/V, Carillon, each 90-minute narrated boat tour focuses on the historical importance of the Lake Champlain waterway through centuries of history, and highlights elements of geography, natural […]

French Artillery Reforms Focus of Fort Fever Series Program April 9th

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” concludes on Sunday, April 9th, at 2:00 p.m. with “Gribeauval’s Guns: French Artillery Reforms from Montcalm to Napoleon” presented by Curator Matthew Keagle. The cost is $10 per person and can be purchased at the gate; Fort Ticonderoga Members and Ambassador Pass Holders are admitted free of cost. The program […]

North Country History Day is More than “a Day”

By Director of Education, Rich Strum. Earlier this month, 59 students from across northern New York participated in North Country History Day held here at Fort Ticonderoga. Students placing first and second in their categories will advance to represent the region at New York State History Day in Cooperstown on April 24th. Students were engaged […]