After a 15-year hiatus, The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum returns in print with an issue focused on “1777: The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier.” The Bulletin, published for over seventy years, helped the Fort Ticonderoga Museum achieve an international reputation for original scholarship and research. Today, the rebirth of the Bulletin complements Fort Ticonderoga’s scholarly work in restoration, interpretation, collections, and educational programming. Copies are available for purchase at the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store and online at www.fortticonderoga.org.
“It is with great honor and enthusiasm that Fort Ticonderoga re-launches The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “Museum co-founder, Stephen H. P. Pell inaugurated the Bulletin in 1927, and after a 15-year hiatus his scholarly vision for our institution is once again being realized. The journal will engage the next generation of scholars, museum professionals, educators, and history enthusiasts with new documentation that will continue to add depth to our understanding of our past, informed by our rich museum collections, research initiatives, and academic partnerships.”
The current issue relates to the Northern Campaign of 1777. Feature guest contributor for this production is Eric Schnitzer, Historian and Park Ranger at Saratoga National Historical Park. In his article “Cook’s and Latimer’s Connecticut Militia Battalions in the Northern Campaign of 1777,” Schnitzer explores the composition and contributions of these units to the ultimate success of the Continental efforts to stop British General John Burgoyne’s invasion from Canada.
Additional articles include: “Philip Skene of Skenesborough: Selected transcriptions of a local Loyalist” by Heather M. Haley. 2015 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellow in Education, Heather Haley provides an overview of the Skene collection, a biographical overview of Philip Skene, and transcriptions of select documents in the collection; “French Canadian Laborers in the 1777 Norther Campaign” by Richard Tomczak. 2015 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellow in Interpretation, Richard Tomczak delves into the French-Canadian Corvée system as adapted by Governor Guy Carleton and General John Burgoyne during the 1777 campaign; and “The Curious Long Land Muskets of the British 53rd Regiment” by Bill Ahearn. Long-time collector Bill Ahearn explores the history of three muskets of the 53rd Regiment now in the collection of Fort Ticonderoga.
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