Fort Ticonderoga has announced the appointment of Matthew Keagle to serve as Director of Exhibitions at Fort Ticonderoga, one of the oldest and most significant historic sites and museums in North America.
“Matthew arrives at Fort Ticonderoga with tremendous vision and enthusiasm for the future as we move forward with bold plans towards expanded exhibition space,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “He is extremely competent as a leader in the museum profession and has a clear and passionate commitment to developing a premier comprehensive exhibition program that will integrate the site’s 2000 acres, epic stories, and world renowned collections.”
Keagle began work at Fort Ticonderoga on May 27, 2014 and is responsible for the development and implementation of Fort Ticonderoga’s newly established Exhibition Department.
“Fort Ticonderoga has all the elements of a world class museum in addition to being the premier historic site that it is,” said Matthew Keagle, Director of Exhibitions. “The first rate collections complement the staggering human drama of this place in a way that few other historic sites or museums can match. I am honored to be entrusted with integrating the wealth of Fort Ticonderoga’s resources and making the stories of those that soldiered, traveled, and ultimately preserved Fort Ticonderoga meaningful and resonant for our visitors.”
Matthew Keagle is originally from Vermont, and has been involved in curation, exhibitions, research, historical interpretation, and program development for historic sites and museums in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Virginia, North and South Carolina. He holds a Bachelors degree from Cornell University, a Masters in American Material Culture from the Winterthur Museum, and is currently writing a cultural history of military dress in the Revolutionary Atlantic as a doctoral candidate at the Bard Graduate Center in New York.
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