Major Gift Supports Fort Ticonderoga’s Educational Mission
03/29/2012

Fort Ticonderoga has an epic story that inspires action,” according to Linzee Coolidge. “We are delighted to support Fort Ticonderoga’s important mission and remember our dear friend, Ed Pell,” said Linzee Coolidge. “Ed loved Fort Ticonderoga.

Online PR News – 29-March-2012 – Ney york – Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that it has received a major gift in the amount of $50,000 from Linzee and Beth Coolidge of Boston, MA, in memory of Edward W. Pell, long-time Fort leader and supporter. The gift will support a number of new initiatives at Fort Ticonderoga including a new educational exhibit space recreating the Officer’s Barracks and a historical equine program being unveiled in 2012. In addition, a portion of the funds have been designated to the Edward Ward Pell Education Endowment. The Endowment was established in 2010 to support Fort Ticonderoga’s educational initiatives and continue Edward W. Pell’s lifelong commitment to Fort Ticonderoga’s educational mission.

“Fort Ticonderoga has an epic story that inspires action,” according to Linzee Coolidge. “We are delighted to support Fort Ticonderoga’s important mission and remember our dear friend, Ed Pell,” said Linzee Coolidge. “Ed loved Fort Ticonderoga. His enthusiasm for educating people about Fort Ticonderoga’s story was contagious. We are so pleased that we can help continue his important legacy at one of America’s most significant and oldest historic sites.”

The initiatives supported by the funds are part of a broader developing strategy to build a diverse learning campus and premier interpretive experience. Since 2010 a number of new programs and exhibits have been introduced including the internationally acclaimed Art of War exhibit and the Heroic Maze. In 2012, several new initiatives including the historic trades and equine programs will be unveiled. Fort Ticonderoga is currently undergoing a major destination planning initiative funded in part by The Perkin Fund. The plan is focused on articulating a long-term vision for Fort Ticonderoga as a premier historic site and museum in North America.

“Through Linzee and Beth Coolidge’s generosity, Fort Ticonderoga is able to increase its ability to develop dynamic and immersive educational experiences,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga’s Executive Director. “This new gift is especially appreciated as it is in memory of such a dear Fort Ticonderoga friend who believed so passionately that the lessons to be derived from the formative years of this country are applicable today.”

FORT TICONDEROGA
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 18 - October 18. 2012 features the stunning new exhibit “Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America’s Colonial Wars and Revolution.” A full schedule and information on events can be found at www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org or phone (518) 585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road Ticonderoga, New York.