First program presented January 12th
Documenting, Preserving, and Making Accessible Ticonderoga’s Collections
Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga’s popular wintertime Fort Fever Series returns in 2020 and features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff who will share their latest research and cutting-edge discoveries.
The first program is presented on January 12, 2020 with Documenting, Preserving, and Making Accessible Ticonderoga’s Collections. Join Fort Ticonderoga Director of Collections Miranda Peters as she highlights the incredible work being undertaken by museum staff to document, preserve, and make accessible Ticonderoga’s world class museum collections.
“Fort Ticonderoga is currently cataloging, inventorying, and rehousing the museum’s collections. Along the way, we are rediscovering thousands of objects that tell the stories of the people who were here at Ticonderoga,” said Director of Collections Miranda Peters. “Guests at this Fort Fever presentation will be able to see objects that have never been on display or have been in museum storage for decades and learn more about the transformative work we are accomplishing here at the museum.”
Feb. 9, 2020: First in War, First in Peace, George Washington’s 1783 Visit to Ticonderoga and the end of the American Revolution
Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Matthew Keagle to explore the forgotten conclusion of the Revolutionary War in the north.
March 8, 2020: Discovering Women in Fort Ticonderoga’s Collections
During Women’s History Month, join Registrar and Site Archaeologist Margaret Staudter for a survey of objects owned and used by both famous and unknown women in Fort Ticonderoga’s collections. Many of these objects have recently been cataloged and photographed.
April 5, 2020: Fitted with Great Exactness: The Life and Importance of Clothing to the British Soldier in the Era of the American Revolution
Join Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Tailor Joseph Zea to explore the great efforts that were required to ensure that clothing was made, individually fit, well-maintained and then remade, all for the purpose of ensuring a proper “soldier like” appearance.
All Fort Fever programs take place in the Mars Education Center at 2:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door. Free admission is offered to Fort Ticonderoga Members and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders.
For more information on programs and events at Fort Ticonderoga, call 518-585-2821 or visit www.fortticonderoga.org.
About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo: Cataloger Tyler Ostrander and Assistant Registrar Tabitha Hubbard measure the dimensions of a portrait of the marquis de Montcalm in museum storage. During the January 12th Fort Fever presentation, Director of Collections Miranda Peters will share dozens of behind-the-scenes images from storage in addition to having several original objects on display for guests to examine up-close. The January Fort Fever Program was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant # MA-30-18-0166-18).
For Further Information Contact:
Beth Hill - 518-585-2821