Tag: history

Fort Ticonderoga 2019 Fort Fever Series: First Program Presented January 13th

Fort Ticonderoga’s popular wintertime Fort Fever Series returns in 2019 and features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff who will share their latest research and cutting-edge discoveries. The first program is presented on January 13, 2019 with “Half-Spanish, Part-Hungarian, & All-American: Cavalry Treatises, Saddles & Objects in Fort Ticonderoga’s Collection.” Join Vice President of […]

The Christmas Riot of 1776: Overlooked Moment of American Disunity

Fort Ticonderoga Reenacts the Conflict during December 15 Living History Event “RIOT! Yankees vs. Buckskins” New Research Sheds Light on Surprising Divisions within the Revolutionary Army Join Fort Ticonderoga on December 15, 2018, for the signature living history event “RIOT! Yankees vs. Buckskins.” Throughout the day, visitors will participate in engaging presentations, weapons demonstrations, historic […]

Fort Ticonderoga Launches New Season of Programs for Winter Quarters November 2018 – April 2019 offers Unique Visitor Experiences

Fort Ticonderoga is launching a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops. Guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies […]

PIECES OF EIGHT: CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION’ EXHIBIT FEATURES OBJECTS FROM THE BODIES OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, JOHN TRUMBULL, AND THE LEGENDARY JANE MCCREA

Strange by modern standards, these objects were often cherished keepsakes that help tell stories about life during the Revolution and the founding of the United States of America Fort Ticonderoga today announced a new museum exhibit, ‘Pieces of Eight: Curiosities from the Collection,’ featuring objects from the bodies of famous or interesting characters from early […]

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Anne B. McDonald the Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell Distinguished Citizen Award. Presentation Made at Annual King’s Garden Fundraiser

Fort Ticonderoga recently awarded Anne B. McDonald the Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell Distinguished Citizen Award. The award was presented at Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual King’s Garden Party on July 8th. The award was given in recognition of Anne’s lifetime achievements which reflect the spirit of Fort Ticonderoga and Sarah Pell’s commitment to history and humanity. “Like […]

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 […]

Benedict Arnold Returns to Fort Ticonderoga: Extremely Rare Lock of Infamous Traitor’s Hair on Public Display for First Time in Decades for Opening Weekend’s “No Quarter” Reenactment of “America’s First Victory”

Benedict Arnold is returning to Fort Ticonderoga for Opening Weekend May 5-6 through the dramatic two-day reenactment of “America’s First Victory” and the first public display in decades of locks of his and first wife Margaret’s hair. The “No Quarter” event vividly recreates the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, putting visitors in […]

SPEND THE DAY AT FORT TICONDEROGA! CAMPAIGN SEASON & DAILY VISITATION BEGINS MAY 5, 2018

Experience history at Fort Ticonderoga on land and water beginning on Saturday, May 5! The world-renowned military landmark, museum, and family destination encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape. As a premier historic site, Fort Ticonderoga offers an unmatched glimpse into the past. “Fort Ticonderoga is a must-see destination that […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Grant to Support Conservation and Display of Emigrants Flag

The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant to support the conservation of the Camp Colors of the Royal Highland Emigrants flag. This grant along with other generous donor support allows Fort Ticonderoga to care for and proudly display one of the rarest of Revolutionary War artifacts. Only two British […]

Largest and Best Stall Fed Cattle

When we go shopping online today, we take for granted a whole network of planes, trains, and automobiles that can deliver whatever we order fast. Such convenience would have been miraculous in the early months of 1776. Colonel Benedict Arnold commanded about 1200 soldiers outside of Quebec, each in desperate need of food and basic […]