Tag: military history

Flags for the Forts

On November 30, 1776 Ebenezer Stevens, Major of the artillery stationed at Ticonderoga, prepared a return of “Ordnance and Ordnance Stores” wanted by the Northern department. Amongst his requests were two flags or “standards” for the twin citadels of Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. Stevens requested massive flags, easily seen at a distance, measuring 30 by […]

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 […]

Three Wars, Three Armies, One Legacy

Perhaps the most impressive survivor of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train of Artillery” is this enormous iron mortar. Knox’s expedition was just one part of its fascinating history. Originally designated as a 12-pouce mortar (pouce is the French equivalent of the inch), it was cast in France and shipped to Canada during the French and Indian […]

The School of Hard Knox

As we prepare for our Noble Train Begins living history event on December 7, 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. […]

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. […]

Nicaragua Cannon

In the winter of 1930, H. Jermain Slocum acting as an agent for Fort Ticonderoga visited the Caribbean to acquire historic cannon for the museum. Departing Miami, he flew to British Honduras, now known as Belize, and  then to Panama and Nicaragua, before taking a ship to Curaçao, Trinidad, St. Kitts, St. Eustatius, St. Thomas, […]

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 Seeks Applicants for 2018 Graduate Fellowships

Fort Ticonderoga is seeking applicants for its 2018 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships designed for students seeking practical, hands-on fellowship experience at a historic site and museum with dynamic and transformative programs. The Fellowships run from June 11 to August 17, 2018, and include Fellowships in Education, Exhibitions, and Collections Management.

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 […]

Fourteenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution: September 22-24, 2017

Fort Ticonderoga presents the Fourteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 22-24, 2017. This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence. The Seminar takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Beginning in 2004, the Seminar on […]