Ticonderoga, New York
Fellowship dates: June 5 – August 11, 2023
Applications due: January 16, 2023
Stipend of $2,500 plus on-site housing
The restoration of Fort Ticonderoga in the early 20th century uncovered thousands of artifacts tightly bounded by the occupation of the site between 1755 and 1781. Part of this collection includes firearm furniture such as side plates, escutcheons, and trigger guards. The Archaeological Collections Fellow will catalog, photograph, and create rehousing for Fort Ticonderoga’s archaeological firearm furniture collection. The Fellow will also work closely with collections staff and the Collections and Curatorial Fellows to cross-reference extant arms in the collections with the archaeologically recovered fragments to provide context to the arms used at Fort Ticonderoga in the 18th century. The catalog records created during this project will be added to the online collections database as part of our ongoing effort to share and make accessible Ticonderoga’s collections. The Fellow will also produce social media content as part of the Collections Department’s commitment to sharing the process of documentation and preservation.
Any questions and application materials can be directed to Margaret Staudter, Director of Archaeology, email@example.com