Friday, July 15, 2011

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Major Planning Grant

(Ticonderoga, New York USA) Fort Ticonderoga announced that it has received a significant grant from The Perkin Fund to support Phase One of the organization’s Comprehensive Plan. Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga Executive Director, announced that the $85,000 grant will support the planning initiative that will begin later this month. According to Hill, the grant will create the intellectual and physical plan for Fort Ticonderoga’s future, focusing on sustainable growth, market need and the mission of the organization. Hill said “We are thrilled to have The Perkin Fund’s support and the opportunity to undertake this kind of plan. It will be defining for Fort Ticonderoga’s future!”

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The first phase of the Comprehensive Plan will focus on information gathering, initial analysis and the creation of a compelling vision. Several stakeholder discussions will take place throughout the process to develop sufficient understanding of issues as a foundation for the planning. In addition, Fort Ticonderoga’s primary themes will be identified to provide the foundation for the guest experience and economic potential of the project. The deliverables for the first phase will include a strategic plan report which will focus on five core areas of operations including: Preservation, Operations, Interpretation, Marketing and Funding.

America’s Fort
Located on Lake Champlain in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is a private not-for-profit historic site and museum that ensures that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation and tours, garden tours, demonstrations and exhibits each day from 9:30 am - 5 pm, May 20 - October 20. A full schedule and information on events can be found at or phone (518) 585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga, New York.