Fort Ticonderoga was awarded $249,400 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of a $619,630 project to inventory, catalog and store more than 30,000 items from its collection of objects. This three-year project also includes updating of the online collections database recently launched by Fort Ticonderoga.
Additionally, Fort Ticonderoga announced it is beginning the next phase of a $70 million capital campaign to support plans to enhance the visitor experience, which includes the construction of a new museum to house and display the growing collections. The museum is expected to serve as the premier North American military history museum, spanning the early modern era from 1609-1815.
The $70 million price tag marks this as one of the most aggressive expansions in the history of Fort Ticonderoga and one of the largest economic development projects underway in the North Country.
This investment comes on the heels of a $2.45 million grant awarded to Fort Ticonderoga by New York State for the preservation and adaptive re-use of the Pavilion, the 1826 historic home on the Fort Ticonderoga campus.
Photo of Fort Ticonderoga by Carl Heilman II provided.