Big Grant For Fort Ti

Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a federal education grant that will be used to host history workshops for teachers next summer.

Officials at Fort Ti say the grant for $170,000 comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The fort will use the grant for its two-weeklong Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for 72 school teachers in the summer of 2016.

The workshops will focus on the American Revolution's northern frontier and Fort Ticonderoga's key role in the events leading up to the Battles of Saratoga in 1777.

Fort Ticonderoga was one of 22 institutions nationwide and four institutions in New York state to receive NEH grants for Landmarks Workshops in 2016.

Story: Courtesy The Associated Press. October 14, 2015