Monday, October 3, 2022

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!”

PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations, will lead the planning process. The firm uniquely combines award-winning storytelling and creativity with business strategy to create some of the world’s most important cultural, heritage, and natural destinations. PGAV develops growth-oriented master plans and translates these plans into innovative new destination products. Now in its fifth decade, the firm has authored hundreds of highly successful projects in places such as SeaWorld, the Grand Canyon, The Biltmore Estate, Gettysburg Battlefield, the Georgia Aquarium, Kennedy Space Center, and the Hoover Dam. For more information on PGAV Destinations visit

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.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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