French Artillery Reforms Focus of Fort Fever Series Program April 9th

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” concludes on Sunday, April 9th, at 2:00 p.m. with “Gribeauval’s Guns: French Artillery Reforms from Montcalm to Napoleon” presented by Curator Matthew Keagle. The cost is $10 per person and can be purchased at the gate; Fort Ticonderoga Members and Ambassador Pass Holders are admitted free of cost. The program will take place in the Mars Education Center.

This Fort Fever presentation will take participants on a tour using the rare examples in Fort Ticonderoga’s collections of reforms of the French artillery in the wake of the French and Indian War, one of the most important technological and tactical developments in artillery during the 18th century.

“Fort Ticonderoga’s world class collection of artillery stretches beyond the story of Ticonderoga alone, connecting us to important historical events and movements across the world,” said Matthew Keagle, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga. “French cannon in particular, illustrate the immense technological and political shifts occurring in France after Fort Ticonderoga, later named Carillon, had fallen to the English.”

Matthew Keagle is the Curator of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum and holds degrees from Cornell University, the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and the Bard Graduate Center. He has researched and spoken widely on topics related to the material culture of the military in the long 18th century in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Additional programs taking place at Fort Ticonderoga early this spring include a Clothing and Accoutrement Workshop offered April 8 & 9. Fort Ticonderoga presents the Sixth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium on April 8th (pre-registration required). You can learn more about all of these programs by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org.

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Photo:Gribeauval’s Guns: French Artillery Reforms from Montcalm to Napoleon “will be the topic of the next Fort Fever Series program on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. given by Curator of Fort Ticonderoga, Matthew Keagle. Admission is $10; free for Members of Fort Ticonderoga and Ambassador Pass Holders.

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