Fort Ti hires executive director

"Indeed, 2009 saw the fort both operate with a small surplus and also dramatically reduce its indebtedness," he said. "Beth Hill and Kelly O'Neil-Teer will form a dynamic leadership team committed to excellence."

Hill is a graduate of Winthrop College in South Carolina and also holds a master's degree in history from American University in Washington, D.C. She has received awards from the North Carolina Museum Council.

Hill will come to Ticonderoga with her husband Scott, a supply chain management executive, and 9-year-old son Ethan.

Fort Ticonderoga opens on May 20 for its 102nd season with new tours and exhibits. The season will offer many events including the Scottish Festival, the French & Indian War Encampment and the Revolutionary War Reenactment. The entire calendar for the fort and the King's Garden can be seen online at www.FortTiconderoga.org.

Local residents may visit the fort free of charge.

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