“A Day Longer in the Field” Explores Lives of Provincial Soldiers at Fort Ticonderoga’s Upcoming Living History Weekend, Feb 15-16

“A Day Longer in the Field” living history event will take place at Fort Ticonderoga February 15-16, 2014.

“A Day Longer in the Field” living history event will take place at Fort Ticonderoga February 15-16, 2014.

“A Day Longer in the Field”

Fort Ticonderoga will once again be alive with its premier interpretive programming during its next living history weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16 from 10 am until 4pm each day. The event will highlight the lives of Massachusetts provincial soldiers garrisoned at Fort Ticonderoga in 1759. The cost for the event is $10 per person and payable at the gate. Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and children 4 years old and under are free. For more details visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.

Guests will stand shoulder to shoulder with costumed interpretive staff as they portray American Provincial soldiers facing the challenges of daily life as a soldier at Ticonderoga during the French and Indian war. The weekend-long event will include special tours highlighting General Amherst’s army and the campaign of 1759. Interactive programs will feature soldier’s life activities including cooking, carpentry, tailoring, shoemaking, and maintenance of weapons. A guest favorite, Fort Ticonderoga’s highly acclaimed musket demonstration, will be offered several times throughout the weekend and will demonstrate how provincial soldiers, using an array of British army muskets, civilian fowlers, and captured French fusils, used their firelocks.

Recently featured in Travel and Leisure’s America’s Best Winter Rides, Fort Ticonderoga’s winter programs offer guests an intimate historic experience at one of America’s most beautiful and historically significant locations. During these winter programs guests are immersed in specific moments in our remarkable past, interact with talented staff that bring the Fort’s history to life in dramatic new ways, and will truly feel the power of the site in the midst of the quiet and rugged winter beauty at Ticonderoga.

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