Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff once a month January through April 2017. The lecture series will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the Mars Education Center. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members are admitted free of cost.
2017 Fort Fever Series Schedule
Sunday, January 8, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
"President Taft Comes to Ticonderoga"
Rich Strum, Director of Education
In the early months of his term as President of the United States, William Howard Taft came to Fort Ticonderoga on July 6, 1909, as part of the Champlain Tercentenary Celebrations. Rich Strum, Director of Education, explores this only visit to Fort Ticonderoga by a sitting U.S. President.
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
"Vive le Roi! French Regiments at Carillon"
Stuart Lilie, Senior Director of Interpretation
Join Senior Director of Interpretation, Stuart Lilie, to examine the regiments of French soldiers who built and defended Carillon, later named Ticonderoga. Look beyond their service in the French & Indian War to the broader history of these regiments. How did the defense of Canada fit into these regiments' fight for France in the 18th century?
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
"Basse Ville: Vernacular Architecture of the Lower Town at Carillon"
Nicholas Spadone, Assistant Director of Interpretation
Supplying the rising walls of French Fort Carillon was a collection of storehouses, kilns, and ovens known simply as the "Basse Ville" or Lower Town. Join Assistant Director of Interpretation, Nicholas Spadone, to explore the melding of old world French framing with Canadian materials and practices that characterized the buildings below the walls of the old French fort.
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. Join Curator Matthew Keagle to 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.