Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced $285,358 in National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES Act funding for Fort Ticonderoga. This grant will be used to enable the development and expansion of virtual public programming and educational programs. 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.
“The North Country is a very rich historic area, and Fort Ticonderoga is of significant importance to our region,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I am excited to announce this funding that will further their mission of telling the story of our area’s integral role in the landscape of American history. I look forward to seeing the development of Fort Ticonderoga, and I will continue to advocate for funding that impacts on our North Country communities.”
“Fort Ticonderoga is thankful to NEH CARES for their support and appreciates our region’s political leadership, including Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Senator Chuck Schumer for supporting the NEH CARES program. Supporting and sustaining our nation’s cultural heritage is vital to our society,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO. “An investment in Fort Ticonderoga is an investment in our community’s economic vitality during this very challenging time. Fort Ticonderoga brings more than $12 million dollars annually into the Ticonderoga region.”