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An aerial view of Fort Ticonderoga
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Built in the 1750s by the French as a defense against the British, what is known today as Fort Ticonderoga stood at the center of two wars and five battles. Today the fort on Lake Champlain welcomes more than 75,000 visitors a year to northern New York. 

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A battle reenactment involving some 500 people this weekend will commemorate the epic 1777 siege of Fort Ticonderoga in northern New York. 

The Society of the Cincinnati gold eagle medal
Fort Ticonderoga/Photographer Miranda Peters

A rare medal honoring soldiers who fought in the American Revolution is going on display at Fort Ticonderoga in northern New York tomorrow – the Fourth of July. The original Society of the Cincinnati gold eagle medal is one of two surviving examples produced in Paris in 1783 for purchase by officers of the Continental Army. 

Fort Ticonderoga
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Fort Ticonderoga has released the results of a study that shows the historic landmark at the southern tip of Lake Champlain generates $12.1 million annually in economic impact.

Fort Ticonderoga
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Officials at Fort Ticonderoga say they've acquired two rare journals of a Pennsylvania officer who served on the northern frontier during the American Revolution.

An Alexander Hamilton item on display at Fort Ticonderoga through October 30, 2016
Fort Ticonderoga

Items belonging to Alexander Hamilton are now on display among the 18th century military exhibits at Fort Ticonderoga.

Fort Ticonderoga
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Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a federal education grant that will be used to host history workshops for teachers next summer.

Fort Ticonderoga
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Fort Ticonderoga has launched its newly acquired tour boat and is offering weekend excursions on Lake Champlain through the Columbus Day weekend.

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  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities.

Today we learn about humanities in schools and teacher development resources in the humanities by talking about the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators – and more specifically about NEH’s program at Fort Ticonderoga. Fort Ticonderoga will be hosting NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers in July 2015.

We are joined by Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs, MAss Humanities and Richard Strum, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Education.

Fort Ticonderoga, one of the nation's oldest historic sites, is reporting increases in attendance, revenues and donations during its 2012 season.

It was only a few years ago that Fort Ticonderoga’s financial situation was so tenuous that there was talk it would have to shut down for a season or auction part of its collection of artifacts and artwork to raise money. Officials at the Fort executed a comprehensive plan to fortify its financial stability, completing Phase One in March.  Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO Beth Hill says their efforts led to a remarkable season.

Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York, the site of pivotal moments in the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars, opens for the season this week. WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with Executive Director Beth Hill about this summer’s programs.