Fort Fever Series Explores the Uniforms of Artillerymen at Ticonderoga

Fort FeverFort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 p.m. with “Gunners, Bombardiers, & Matrosses: Uniforms of Artillerymen at Ticonderoga” presented by Senior Director of Interpretation Stuart Lilie. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door. The program is free for Members of Fort Ticonderoga.

Explore the various Corps of Artillery that have manned the cannons at Fort Ticonderoga. Follow the similarities between artillery uniforms and adaptations to the seasonal extremes of weather in the North Country. In a branch of service where technical information and skills were shared internationally, see what uniform distinctions represented in organizational and cultural differences.

Stuart Lilie is the Senior Director of Interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga. He oversees major areas of guest experience and operations including military programs, historic trades, heritage breeds, horticulture, and maritime. Lilie is a leader in the museum and interpretive fields and is a nationally recognized expert in 18th-century saddlery. Lilie has a degree in History from the College of William and Mary and has led Fort Ticonderoga’s Interpretive Department since 2011, where he developed a revolutionary approach to historic interpretation. Under Lilie’s leadership, Fort Ticonderoga has been recognized for its strong commitment to program excellence.

A final “Fort Fever Series” program on building 18th-century redoubts is scheduled for April 10.  The complete schedule of winter and early spring workshops and seminars is available here.

The “Fort Fever Series” is just one of several programs taking place at Fort Ticonderoga this winter and early spring. The living history event “1775 British Garrison Weekend” takes place March 12. The Fifth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium will be held on April 9. You can learn more about all of these programs by visiting Fort Ticonderoga’s calendar. Some programs require advance registration.

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