Fort Ticonderoga has been named a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program in the amount of $40,000.
The funds are expected to be utilized to develop a Master Preservation and Storage Needs Plan for the collections of historical artifacts housed in the Thompson-Pell Research Center on Fort Ticonderoga’s 2,000-acre museum campus and historic site.
It’s planned that the grant will be used to assemble an interdisciplinary team of museum staff and professional consultants to address collections preservation issues as the Thompson-Pell Center is converted into a dedicated collections and Ticonderoga Teacher Institute facility.
The team is expected to provide museum staff with professional guidance and recommendations to create new resources for collections and Ticonderoga Teacher Institute initiatives, while also upgrading visitor amenities and overall accessibility.
The plan will also include recommendations concerning the storage needs for a new 3,000-object collection that the museum will be acquiring and moving to the Thompson-Pell Center in 2022.
More information on Fort Ticonderga is available on their website.
Photo of Fort Ticonderoga courtesy Carl Heilman II.