Fort TiconderogaImportant Announcement to Take Place July 1 at Mars Education Center

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga will make a major announcement regarding the cultural destination's economic impact on the region and New York State on July 1 at 1pm at the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center located at Fort Ticonderoga. The meeting will take place at 1pm. Call (518) 585-2821 or (518) 472-0060 for press pass or more details.

Featured speakers at the major announcement will include New York State Senator Betty Little; Garry Douglas, President and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce; James McKenna, President and CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism; and Bill Grinnell, Ticonderoga Town Supervisor.

"Fort Ticonderoga's value as one of America's greatest historic icons has been recognized for centuries," said Beth Hill, President and CEO. "Today we recognize another important value by measuring the Fort's economic impact on the North Country Region, Capital Region including Lake George Village, and areas of Vermont. The tourism dollars that Fort Ticonderoga generates makes a remarkable contribution to an economically depressed region, drawing guests from across the globe to experiences one of America's most defining stories set in unparalleled scenic beauty."

Fort Ticonderoga, an independent not-for-profit educational organization and major cultural destination located in upstate New York's Adirondack Park, commissioned Magellan Strategy Group to perform an economic impact study analyzing Fort Ticonderoga's impact upon the surrounding region. MSG partnered with SYNEVA Economics to develop the study utilizing data provided by Fort Ticonderoga and the highly regarded IMPLAN software. The analysis identified and followed spending of the Fort and its guests as it moved through the regional economy of New York State and adjacent Addison County VT.

Fort Ticonderoga: America's FortTM
Located on Lake Champlain and nestled in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is an independent not-for-profit educational organization, historic site, and museum that ensures that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. Serving the public since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga engages 70,000 visitors annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga's history. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May 10 through November 2, 2014. The 2014 season features the Fort's newest exhibit Founding Fashion: The Diversity of Regularity in 18th-Century Military Clothing which brings together for the first time the museum's wide variety of important 18th-century clothing, related artwork, and archeological fragments to illustrate the diversity of clothing worn by the armies who served at Fort Ticonderoga during the French & Indian War and Revolution. Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821.

Contact:

Beth Hill
518-585-2821
bhill@fort-ticonderoga.org

 

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