Tag: Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga Welcomes Graduate Fellows

(Ticonderoga, NY)  Four graduate students arrived at Fort Ticonderoga in mid-June to begin two-month internships as part of the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship program. The fellowships run through August 12th and include internships in Education, Exhibitions, Horticulture, and Interpretation. “These fellowships for graduate students in museum studies, museum education, public history, history, public horticulture, […]

“Hands-on Minds-on!” Grants Support Fort Ticonderoga School Outreach

Thanks to generous support from several foundations, Fort Ticonderoga served over 800 students throughout the Adirondacks and in western Vermont during the current school year. The “Soldier’s Life at Fort Ticonderoga” program made up the majority of the programs. This program provides students with a tangible, hands-on, minds-on experience of history,” said Judy Contompasis, School […]

My Clothes are Hand Stitched, But No One Will Talk to Me

3 Tips for Getting Conversation with Visitors Going For re-enactors, living historians, and the like, a lot of work goes into the details of bringing history to life for visitors you hope to inspire or educate. Maybe you’ve stayed up all night finishing off that new broadcloth coat or worsted gown. Maybe you’ve driven ten […]

Regional Students Win Awards at New York State History Day

Several North Country students won recognition at New York State History Day, held in Cooperstown, New York, on Monday, April 18. Grace Sayward, a homeschool student from the Plattsburgh area, placed second in the Junior Historical Paper category. Alice Cochran, Christina Lashway, and Nicholas Manfred, from Moriah Central School, placed third in the Senior Group […]

Rabbits in the Garden

Public gardens, like the King’s Garden, have some of the same wildlife pressures found in home gardens—in this case, rabbits.   “Isn’t he cute” might be an expression you use watching cottontail rabbits hop about, unless you’re a gardener and they’re enjoying your plantings, in the food sense.  Knowing a bit about rabbits, you can choose […]

Fort Ticonderoga Partners with the McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution at Siena College

Internships Give Transformative Experience to Students Fort Ticonderoga is delighted to announce a new collaboration with the McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolution at Siena College. Three undergraduates will spend an intensive three-week residential internship at Fort Ticonderoga beginning in late May. “Fort Ticonderoga is committed to providing engaging and meaningful experiences […]

Straight Outta Woolwich

To kick off the 2016 season, Fort Ticonderoga will open a new exhibit, “The Last Argument of Kings: The Art and Science of Artillery in the 18th Century.”  This project is supported in part by a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and involves a re-contextualization of Fort Ticonderoga’s massive collection […]

Washington’s Birthday 2016

Today marks the 284th birthday of George Washington. At the time of his death in 1799 he was lauded as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countryman” by Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. As a warrior and a statesman, Washington was held in the highest esteem. Washington’s military […]

Designing the Future for Fort Ticonderoga’s Pavilion

Grant from New York State Council on the Arts Lays the Foundation for the Restoration of the 1826 Historic Home The design phase for Fort Ticonderoga’s Pavilion, 1826 historic home and later hotel, is underway thanks to a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and generous individual donor support. John G. […]