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Fort Ticonderoga takes next step in master plan

Historic site to develop new programs

Fort Ticonderoga is continuing work on a three-part master plan to position the historic site for the future. The 10-year master plan will set Fort Ticonderoga’s future course, focusing on sustainable growth, market needs and its mission.

Fort Ticonderoga is continuing work on a three-part master plan to position the historic site for the future. The 10-year master plan will set Fort Ticonderoga’s future course, focusing on sustainable growth, market needs and its mission.

— The completed first phase of the master plan focused on information gathering, initial analysis and the creation of a vision. Stakeholder discussions were held and Fort Ticonderoga’s primary themes were identified. It studied the fort’s preservation, operations, interpretation, marketing and funding.

“Phase three will be the final report/master plan document that summarizes the strategies and concepts developed in the planning process, including concept images and narratives, illustrative site plans and phasing diagrams,” Hill said.

PGAV’s has experience working with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the Biltmore Estate, Universal Studios, The Gettysburg Foundation, the Saint Louis Zoo and others.

Fort Ticonderoga, which opened to the public in 1909, attracts more than 70,000 visitors annually. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year. It will open for the 2013 season May 17.

This season will features the fort’s newest exhibit, “It would make a heart of stone melt.” The exhibit will focus on sickness, injury and medicine at Fort Ticonderoga.

For more information go online at www.FortTiconderoga.org or call 585-2821.

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