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Fort Ti Seeks 2018 Graduate Fellows


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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 programs.

The Fellowships run from June 11 to August 17, 2018, and include Fellowships in Education, Exhibitions, and Collections Management.

The 2018 Fellows will help lay the groundwork for exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives to be offered to the public in 2019. Fellows will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a team to create and develop exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience. Continue reading

Material Matters Seminar Set For Fort Ti


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Material Matters Fort Ticonderoga will host its Seventh Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar on November 4-5, 2017. This weekend event focuses on the material culture of the 18th and early 19th centuries and is intended for collectors and people with a general interest in learning more about objects and what they can tell us about history. “Material Matters” takes place in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga.

A panel of material culture experts comes to Fort Ticonderoga for the weekend to share their knowledge of 18th- and early 19th-century material culture in a series of presentations. Designed for those who want a deeper understanding of the everyday objects that help tell the story of life and the contests for control of North America, the weekend’s informal approach enables attendees to interact with presenters and provides an opportunity to examine 18th- and early 19th-century objects up close. Continue reading

Free One-Day Teacher Workshop at Fort Ticonderoga


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Fort Ticonderoga, in partnership with Mount Vernon, has invited regional teachers to attend a free one-day teacher workshop focused on George Washington and Henry Knox on Friday, October 13, 2017. The workshop will take place in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga from 9 am to 4 pm, and includes lunch and coffee.

Through this one-day workshop, teachers will examine the relationship between Washington and Knox through rich content, primary sources, and a tour of Fort Ticonderoga. Continue reading

18th-Century Artillery Seminar At Fort Ti August 5-6


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Last Argument of Kings Artillery SymposiumFort Ticonderoga will present “New Perspectives on the Last Argument of Kings: A Ticonderoga Seminar on 18th-Century Artillery,” August 5-6, 2017, in the Mars Education Center.

This weekend symposium features visiting scholars and members of the Ticonderoga Curatorial and Interpretation Departments exploring the various aspects of 18th-century artillery in the Atlantic World. Continue reading

Montcalm’s Cross: Report from Carillon Reenactment Weekend


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fort ti carillon reenactment On July 22 and 23, Fort Ticonderoga commemorated the 259th anniversary of the 1758 Battle of Carillon with a series of events called “Montcalm’s Cross,” named after French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm.

The Battle of Carillon was fought on July 8, 1758, during the French and Indian War. It was the bloodiest battle of the Seven Years War fought in North America, with over 3,000 casualties. French losses were about 400, while more than 2,000 were British. Continue reading