Tag: history

March Fort Fever Program Part of National Women’s History Month Celebration “Sarah Pell and her Struggle for History & Human Rights”

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. with a program on “A ‘Charmingly Aggressive Woman’ Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History & Human Rights” presented by Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Collections. During this program, explore images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public, and recently […]

Fort Fever Program to Focus on Lake Champlain Naval History

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” begins on Sunday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m. with “Vigilance and Discipline to be Observed through all the Vessels” presented by Nicholas Spadone, Director of Interpretation. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members are admitted free of cost. The program will take […]

2018 Fort Fever Series Schedule at Fort Ticonderoga Announced

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” will begin in January and run through April 2018. The lecture series will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Mars Education Center. Tickets are $12.00 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members and Ambassador Pass holders are admitted free of cost. […]

The Next Generation of Museum Professionals

Over the past three summers, Fort Ticonderoga has provided twelve Graduate Fellowships to students from across the country. The Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships provide aspiring museum professionals an opportunity to work with our staff and our world-class collections. The two-month fellowships provide students with a wide range of experiences as well as the chance […]

Fort Ticonderoga Announces 2017 Volunteer Awards

Fort Ticonderoga recently held its annual Volunteer Reception to thank volunteers and recognize volunteer leadership. Bonnie Sheeley of Putnam, New York, received the 2017 Fort Ticonderoga Volunteer of the Year award for her dedicated service working with a variety of museum departments throughout the year. A number of other awards were presented to volunteers during […]

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, […]

Fort Ticonderoga Acquires Rare Muskets from the British 53rd Regiment of Foot

Fort Ticonderoga has recently acquired three British muskets that last served at Fort Ticonderoga 240 years ago. Three muskets carried by the 53rd Regiment of Foot are a part of one of the most exciting moments of the Revolutionary history of Ticonderoga and are rare examples of British military firearms from the Revolutionary War. “The […]

Abigail May’s Visit to Ticonderoga in July 1800

Late last month, we hosted the Fifth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute. This year’s Institute titled “Last of the Mohicans: Early American History and Literature” used the novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper to explore themes related to the French siege and capture of Fort William Henry in August 1757. While […]

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 […]