Fort Ticonderoga, in partnership with the American Battlefield Trust, has announced they are seeking proposals for a conference inspired by the bicentennial of the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga to be held Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, 2020. [Read more…] about Fort Ti Preservation Conference Call for Papers Extended
Cole Siebels, a sophomore at Gouveneur Central School in St. Lawrence County, aspires to a career in film production. “I want to create things that people enjoy. I want to create things that bring out emotions in people,” he said.
Siebels has gained valuable school-to-work experience competing four consecutive years in the documentary category of the North Country History Day regional competition, aimed at introducing middle school and high school students to historical research and presentation skills. [Read more…] about New York History Day Winners Celebrated at Fort Ti
Fort Ticonderoga Director of Academic Programs Richard Strum has been awarded the 2019-2020 New York State Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Council for the Social Studies for the contributions made to Social Studies education in the community and New York State. [Read more…] about Statewide Social Studies Council Recognizes Fort Ti’s Strum
In 1820, New York merchant William Ferris Pell took the remarkable step of purchasing the grounds of the former military post at Fort Ticonderoga.
Pell prevented the further deterioration of the fort ruins by installing a fence, a small but powerful act that marks one of the first private preservation efforts of an 18th-century battlefield site in American history. [Read more…] about Fort Ti Preservation History Conference Planned
Fort Ticonderoga has announced their next Winter Quarters living history event, Preparing for the Coming Campaign has been set for Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event will bring to life the story of American soldiers at Ticonderoga in the year 1777 as they prepare for a British attack. [Read more…] about Winters Quarters Programs at Fort Ticonderoga
The Pavilion is a National Historic Landmark house located near Lake Champlain on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga.
It was built in the late 1820s for William Ferris Pell and later used as a hotel, which hosted the likes of Robert Todd Lincoln, William Howard Taft and suffragist Alice Paul. Fort Ticonderoga Museum founders Sarah and Stephen Pell restored the Pavilion in 1909. [Read more…] about More Funds For Former Lake Champlain Hotel
Fort Ticonderoga has announced a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors can enjoy exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops.
Guests can now explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century. Groups of 15 or more are welcome to schedule a visit to have the entire property to themselves and a dedicated historic interpreter for a group tour. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga’s Winter Season Programs
When men under Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen captured Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Crown Point in 1775, they also captured over 180 cannon, and other weaponry and supplies.
Beginning in November 1775, Colonel Henry Knox and a team of engineers used sledges to haul 60 tons of this heavy artillery to Cambridge and the Siege of Boston. Many of those cannon were larger than what was available to Patriot forces, and they were placed on higher ground around the city. Americans began to bombard the city on the night of March 2, 1776, the British responded with their own bombardment, and for two days the cannon fire rained into Boston.
George Washington’s brown Inauguration suit may have been plain for the times, but it was tailored from American-made broad cloth. The majority of cloth used in the United States in 1789 was imported from Britain, said Eliza West, an expert on 18th century textiles.
Wearing a suit of British-made fabric would have been a faux pas in the young nation that won its independence from Britain, so Washington asked cabinet member Henry Knox, of Fort Ticonderoga fame, to locate a suit of American-made cloth. The irony, West said, is that the cloth was of such quality that many people would not believe it was American made, and accused Washington of political incorrectness any way. [Read more…] about Artifacts: History’s Primary Sources
Fort Ticonderoga has been named a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program in the amount of $40,000.
The funds are expected to be utilized to develop a Master Preservation and Storage Needs Plan for the collections of historical artifacts housed in the Thompson-Pell Research Center on Fort Ticonderoga’s 2,000-acre museum campus and historic site. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Receives NEH Collections Planning Grant