Funding Spat Threatens Ticonderoga Museum

November 2008
Military History;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p14
The article reports on the implications of a dispute between Fort Ticonderaga museum caretakers and its primary benefactor Forrest Mars Jr. on the future of the museum in Ticonderoga, New York. It states that Mars, an heir to the Mars candy fortune, ceased funding the museum early in 2008, alleging that Executive Director Nicholas Westbrook had made nasty comments about Mars money. The pullout left the museum with a $2.5 million deficit. Westbrook has since announced his retirement, sometime in 2009.


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