The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant to support a graduate-level student intern to develop historical content about the role of the Champlain Valley in early American history from 1609-1815, with an emphasis on the French & Indian War and the American Revolution, the focus of the 2020 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute.
The 2019 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellow in Education, supported by the grant, is Emily Grenier. Emily is a Master’s candidate in American history at the University of Delaware. She is also pursuing a Museum Studies Certificate. The focus of her historical research is Colonial North America and the French Atlantic World.
The Graduate Fellowship program serves as an opportunity to work with Fort Ticonderoga’s professional staff. Professional development opportunities during the fellowships include visits from outside scholars and field trips. In general, project-specific work will encompass about 50% of the fellow’s time. The remaining half will be taken up with day-to-day tasks in their department, providing a wide-ranging experience working at a historic site and museum.
This project is funded by an agreement awarded by the United States National Park Service (NPS) to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership. NEIWPCC manages CVNHP’s personnel, contract, grant, and budget tasks and provides input on the program’s activities.
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Photo of Theresa Ball from the University of Washington, the 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellow in Research at Fort Ticonderoga provided.