Fort Fever Series! Catch It!

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff once a month January through April 2017. Each program takes place on Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Check in at  the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga. The cost is $10 per person and payable at the door; members of Fort Ticonderoga are admitted at no cost.


2017 Fort Fever Series Schedule

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
"President Taft Comes to Ticonderoga"
Rich Strum, Director of Education

Learn about the only visit by a sitting U.S. President to Fort Ticonderoga on July 6, 1909, as well as about William Howard Taft.

 

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Topic to be Announced
Stuart Lilie, Senior Director of Interpretation

 

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m. 
Topic to be Announced
Nick Spadone, Assistant Director of Interpretation

 

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m. 
"Gribeauval's Guns: French Artillery Reforms from Montcalm to Napoleon"
Matthew Keagle, Curator

Following the French and Indian War the French artillery went through the most radical changes in its history. The reforms of General Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval transformed the way French cannon were designed, made, and operated. Learn how artillery doctrine changed from Montcalm’s sieges to Napoleon’s battles and tour Fort Ticonderoga’s collection of 18th-century French artillery, which contains some of the earliest surviving examples of Gribeauval’s cannon.