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Fort Ti History Educators Conference Planned For May


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fort ticonderoga“The Great Wars: The French & Indian War and the First World War” will be the focus of the Tenth Annual History Conference for Educators to be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga.

Sessions focused on the French & Indian War (known as the Seven Years’ War in Europe) and World War I will answer the question on how global conflict affects local communities. Participants will learn about the scope and impact of “Great Wars” on society in general through the study of primary accounts. Continue reading

Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History, Human Rights


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Mrs. Pell, President Taft, A. C. Bossom” July 6, 1909.Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2 pm 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.

This program will explore images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public, and recently cataloged by museum staff that reveal glimpses of Sarah Pell’s life and work. This program is part of the National Women’s History Month celebration. Continue reading

Fort Ti War College on the Seven Years’ War


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fort ticonderogaRegistration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Twenty-Third Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2018.

With a panel of distinguished historians from across the United States, this seminar focuses on the Seven Years’ War in North America, also known as the French & Indian War. The War College takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Continue reading

Soldiers of Color at Fort Ticonderoga Feb 11th


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fort ticonderoga reenactmentFort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, February 11, at 2 pm with a program on “Soldiers of Color at Ticonderoga” presented by Stuart Lilie, Vice President of Public History and Operations.

This program will focus on the diversity of soldiers who fought at Ticonderoga and examine how attitudes about soldiers of color varied dramatically within the numerous armies and empires that held Ticonderoga. The program is part of the National Black History Month celebration.

The great campaigns of the French & Indian War and Revolutionary War have frequently been envisioned with long battle lines of soldiers as equally white as they were uniform. However, small, but significant numbers of African or African-American soldiers appear in nearly every army that came to Ticonderoga. Continue reading

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