This week on The Historians Podcast, Beth Hill, president and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga discusses the historic site’s emphasis on the year 1758 in this year’s exhibitions, a year in which a large British army was unable to capture the fort, defended by a much smaller French garrison. [Read more…] about 1758 Remembered at Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga is set to open for the season Saturday, May 4. Attendees can experience the power of artillery and crackle of muskets through daily weapons demonstrations and explore programs, new exhibits, gardens, historic trades, and other family adventures across the 2000-acre scenic historic property. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Offers New Experiences, Opening Saturday
Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new exhibit, “Ticonderoga, A Legacy,” which explores the tradition of Ticonderoga through popular and military culture over two centuries, including the U.S. Navy vessels that have borne its name. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga’s Legacy Focus of New Exhibit
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Partnership has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant to support a graduate-level student intern to develop historical content about the role of the Champlain Valley in early American history from 1609-1815, with an emphasis on the French & Indian War and the American Revolution, the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. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Receives Grant For Graduate Fellowship
The remains dislodged from an 18th century military cemetery at a Lake George construction site will, in all likelihood, be reinterred on the grounds of Fort George Park, say Village officials.
The Village’s Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution calling upon New York State to permit the remains to be buried at the state-owned park, said Mayor Bob Blais.
Blais said New York State officials support the proposal, although the remains will be in the possession of state archaeologists for at least a year, undergoing examination and analyses. [Read more…] about Rev War Remains: The 1st Pennsylvania At Ft George, Lake George
Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for papers broadly addressing the period of the Seven Years’ War for its Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 15-17, 2020.
Fort Ticonderoga is seeking papers from established scholars in addition to graduate students and others that relate to the origins, conduct, or repercussions of the Seven Years’ War broadly speaking. They are especially interested in topics and approaches that engage the international quality of the conflict as well as representing the variety of peoples and places involved. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Calls for Papers on Seven Years’ War
Fort Ticonderoga is set to honor American Veterans with an exhibit open only on November 10, 2018.
This exhibit will display the knapsack and accompanying note carried by Connecticut soldier, Benjamin Warner, during his service with the Continental Army and is considered one of the rarest and most fragile artifacts to survive from the Revolutionary War. As a veteran of some of the most difficult campaigns of the Revolution, Warner preserved his pack with a note to his children to keep it for posterity as a humble but lasting reminder of the Revolution. [Read more…] about Fort Ti Showing Rare Rev War Artifacts Saturday
A one-day Revolutionary War tour led by by Bruce Venter and local historians has been set for Friday, September 21, 2018, from 8 am to 4 pm.
“Forts and Fights: The Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley” will leave from Johnstown, and explore sites in the Mohawk Valley during the Revolutionary War; sites that are less frequently visited or on private property. [Read more…] about Forts and Fights: Revolutionary War in the Mohawk Valley
Fort Ticonderoga recently awarded Dr. H. Nicholas Muller III the 2018 Henry Knox Award. The award was presented at Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual Summer Gala held on August 11, 2018.
The award was given in recognition of Dr. Muller’s support and leadership as a Board member on The Fort Ticonderoga Association and his life-long contributions to the field of history. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Awards 2018 Henry Knox Award
Fort Ticonderoga is set to host “Defiance & Independence,” a two-day battle re-enactment on Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22.
Featuring nearly 500 historical re-enactors, this is the largest battle re-enactment of the year at Fort Ticonderoga. The battle will highlight the events of the summer of 1777, when Fort Ticonderoga’s American garrison was defeated by a British invasion force from Canada. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Battle Re-Enactment July 21-22