Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation. Fort Ticonderoga is open to the public through October 11, 2020. For specific days of operation, visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.
The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Featuring the museum’s annual interpretation (2020 is 1774), Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us.
Featured on our Upcoming Digital Campaign Event Calendar:
Thursday, October 1
Living History: Orwell Light Horse
Examine a stellar example of an American militia uniform in the Fort Ticonderoga museum collections. See the recreation of this uniform and listen to the great story of these local light horse volunteers in the War of 1812.
Wednesday, October 7
Collections Speed Dating: Jacob Schieffelin’s Uniform
Love, war, and immigrants. It's not Hamilton, it's the story of Jacob Schieffelin in the American Revolution and the incredible story of this remarkable redcoat.
Friday, October 9
Gardener Growth: Cover Crops
Facebook Live, 4pm
With frost and snow on the horizon, hearty cover crops can jumpstart your garden beds for next spring. Join Fort Ticonderoga garden staff as we sew these useful soil-improving plants.
Saturday, October 10
French Cannons in British hands at Fort Ticonderoga
Explore the legacy of captured French cannons within British-held Fort Ticonderoga. See the one complete cannon found within the ruins of Fort Ticonderoga and how these cannons inform our historic portrayal of 1774 today.
Sunday, October 11
Virtual Author Series
ZOOM paid program, 2pm
The Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Join author James L. Nelson as he tells the story of the year of fighting and the unlikely naval battle that resulted in American victory in the War for Independence.
Friday, October 16
Gardener Growth: Ridged Rows for Soil Woes
Facebook Live, 3pm
As part of winter soil preparation, creating ridges in a garden bed helps winter’s freezing and thawing work for us . Watch as Fort Ticonderoga garden staff prepare pest-prone soil for winter and learn the benefits of this task.
Saturday, October 17
Virtual Material Matters: It’s in the Details
ZOOM paid program, 10am-2pm
Join Fort Ticonderoga for this virtual conference focused on the material culture of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Saturday, October 17
From the Ground Up: Cataloging Update
Explore recently cataloged archaeological artifacts excavated prior to the construction of Fort Ticonderoga’s Mars Education Center. The cataloging of these historic artifacts was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Wednesday, October 21
Collections Speed Dating: Midshipman Ellery’s Sword
Explore the War of 1812 and follow the relative of a signer of the Declaration of Independence in a pitched naval battle to ensure the sovereignty of the United States.
Saturday, October 24
Tips of The Tailoring Trade: Drummer’s Lace
Join Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Tailor, Joseph Zea, to explore Drummers’ Lace, the ornate woolen tape that adorned the uniforms of Fifers & Drummers. Discover tricks to make the application of this lace accurate and efficient.
Sunday, October 25
British Shoes from Lake Champlain
See actual shoes recovered from the 1759 built sloop Boscawen, recovered from the bottom of Lake Champlain. Watch how Fort Ticonderoga staff recreates these British soldiers’ shoes for our historic portrayal of 1774 today.
Saturday, October 31
Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Ticonderoga: A Legend of the West Highlands”
A special program for Halloween includes a special reading of our most famous ghost story and hear about the history that inspired this eerie tale...
As we continue adding to our Digital Campaign, be sure to visit fortticonderoga.org for more exciting live videos, lectures series, and educational at-home activities that bring history to life!