The gates at the Mossy Point and Rogers Rock Boat Launches on Lake George will be closed overnight this boating season as part of the Lake George Park Commission’s (LGPC) Boat Inspection Program and DEC’s efforts to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. [Read more…] about Lake George Boat Launches Being Gated Overnight
Fort Ticonderoga recently launched its Center for Digital History, a new online platform allowing Fort Ticonderoga to bring its award-winning educational programs and resources into homes and classrooms around the globe. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Launches Digital History Effort
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
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to open for their 2020 season on Friday, March 27 with “The Singing of the Green, The Irish in American Musical Theater,” a presentation by Diane O’Connor. [Read more…] about Ti Historical Opening With ‘Singing of the Green’
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
“The sleighing just now is good and our teamsters are happy. The cotton factory is running full time,” the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported in its debut issue on Feb. 7, 1874. “The band boys are looking for rooms in which to practice.” [Read more…] about Old Ticonderoga Gets A Newspaper, 1874
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
The Ticonderoga Historical Society has a position available for a graduate intern in public history, museum studies or a related field for the summer of 2020. The Society is housed within the Hancock House, a four-story historic house museum, open to the public.
The museum houses a collection of approximately 4,000 artifacts, 7,000 books and manuscripts, and other original materials relating to the history of the Lake Champlain Basin Region. In addition to its exhibit space, the Historical Society engages in an active plan of community outreach, programs and lectures. [Read more…] about Ticonderoga Historical Offering Internship
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