Tag: exhibits

In Honor of Veteran’s Day, Fort Ticonderoga will display one of the rarest and most significant artifacts to survive from the Revolutionary War during November 10 event

Fort Ticonderoga honors American Veterans with an exhibit open only on November 10, 2018. This exhibit will display the knapsack and accompanying note carried by Connecticut soldier, Benjamin Warner, during his service with the Continental Army and is considered one of the rarest and most fragile artifacts to survive from the Revolutionary War. As a […]

FORT TICONDEROGA PRESENTS “DEFIANCE & INDEPENDENCE” BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT JULY 21 & 22

Unique events make each day a different experience – culminating in dramatic cannon attack from the summit of Mt. Defiance Experience one of Fort Ticonderoga’s signature events, “Defiance & Independence,” a two-day battle re-enactment on Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22. Featuring nearly 500 historical re-enactors, this is the largest battle re-enactment of the year […]

FORT TICONDEROGA OBSERVES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH DISPLAY OF RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR OBJECTS, HISTORY-THEMED BOAT TOURS, AND CEREMONY HONORING AMERICA’S SOLDIERS

Achieving Independence: Ticonderoga and Philadelphia pop-up exhibit explores relationship between two iconic locations; objects include rare surviving British uniform, original copy of Baron von Steuben’s drill manual, and howitzer that is one of the earliest known examples of “US” being used on American-made artillery Fort Ticonderoga today announced a special museum exhibit and programming for […]

North Country History Day Presented by Fort Ticonderoga on March 3, 2018 “Conflict and Compromise in History”

Fort Ticonderoga will host its National History Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the Mars Education Center. The 2018 theme is “Conflict and Compromise in History.” Students can participate in five categories: historical paper, exhibit, website, documentary, or performance. Students compete in two divisions: Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12). Six northern New […]

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 […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Award from Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum has been selected to receive a Preservation Survey through the Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) Planning and Assessment Services. The purpose of this Preservation Survey is to review the museum’s preservation needs concerning the environment (temperature, relative humidity, pollution, and light), housekeeping, pest control, fire protection, security, […]

Behind-the-Scenes in Collections! There & Back Again: The Ella Ferris Pell Collection

This year has taken an in-depth focus on the women of Fort Ticonderoga. Costumed interpreters discuss women’s importance and their roles at Ticonderoga in the 18th century every day for our guests. Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell, Museum co-founder and advocate for suffrage and equal rights, is highlighted in a new exhibit at the Mars Education […]

Fort Ticonderoga Museum Acquires Rare Journal Manuscripts from the American Revolution

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum has recently acquired exceptionally rare Revolutionary War era manuscript journals. The two journals of John Lacey, a Pennsylvania officer of the 4th Pennsylvania Battalion, served in the defense of Ticonderoga in 1776.  The acquisition was made possible by a major donor to the museum. Lacey was a Quaker from Bucks County […]

2017 Graduate Fellowships Fort Ticonderoga Awards

Four graduate students from across the United States have been awarded the 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships at Fort Ticonderoga. This program runs from June 12-August 18 and will provide the students with practical, hands-on experience, working with the staff on cutting-edge programs and research. “These Fellowships for graduate students offer an opportunity to […]

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 […]