(Ticonderoga, NY) New York State Senator Betty Little recently received Fort Ticonderoga’s “Outstanding Citizen” Award at the Fort’s annual Midsummer Gala on August 4. The award was presented to Senator Little by Peter S. Paine, Jr., Chairman of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Senator Little was honored for her support to Fort Ticonderoga and overall advocacy for cultural affairs and tourism in the region and state. The Fort Ticonderoga “Outstanding Citizen” Award recipients are identified as having made a significant contribution to Fort Ticonderoga and its mission.
“Betty has a keen appreciation of the importance of Fort Ticonderoga and other North Country museums to the economic well being of our region,” said Peter S. Paine, Chairman of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. “She was also the key player in providing significant State support for the Fort at a critical moment in our recent history and we are delighted to honor her for her leadership and support.”
“It was a pleasant surprise to receive this wonderful award,” said Senator Betty Little. “Being able to represent and advocate on behalf of this special historic site truly is an honor. The history of Fort Ticonderoga, its role in the formation of our nation, is recognized and celebrated with each new visitor. And we all recognize its importance as a tourist destination to the economic well-being of Ticonderoga and the region. I thank Peter Paine and the Fort Ticonderoga Association for doing all they do to keep this priceless historic jewel shining.”
Senator Betty Little is serving her fifth term representing the residents of the 45th Senate District, which comprises Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties.
Senator Little first began public service as a member and later Chair of the Town of Queensbury Recreation Commission. In 1986, she was elected as an At-Large-Supervisor to the Warren County Board of Supervisors for the Town of Queensbury, where she served on various committees, including the Warren County Recycling Advisory Committee which she organized and chaired, and as County Budget Officer in 1990 and 1991.
The Fort Ticonderoga Association is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization whose mission is to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. Serving the public since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. The historic site and museum includes the restored fort, museum galleries, approximately two-thousand acres of land including Carillon Battlefield, Mount Defiance, the northern end of Mount Independence, and the King’s Garden. Fort Ticonderoga is home to one of America’s largest collections of 18th-century military material culture and its research library contains nearly 14,000 published works focusing on the military history of northeastern North America and New France during the 18th century. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of Fort Ticonderoga.
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. Serving the public since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May 18 through October 18. The 2012 season features the Fort’s newest exhibit Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America’s Colonial Wars and Revolution which highlights over 150 of the museum’s most important weapons and is a comprehensive and expanded reinterpretation of its world renowned historic arms collection! Visit www.Fort-Ticonderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Funding for the 2012 season is provided in part by Amtrak. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/directions for a special 2 for 1 Amtrak offer! Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.