Experience Fort Ticonderoga in the beauty of winter during its next living history event Preparing for the Coming Campaign on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The event will bring to life the story of American soldiers at Ticonderoga in the year 1777 as they prepare for a British attack. Aware that their resources are limited and manpower scarce, meet soldiers in the wintertime fort and immerse yourself into the struggle for liberty. Learn about the carpentry skills that were required to build and defend a Revolutionary era fort and see first-hand how the tools work as soldiers build a cannon carriage. Watch soldiers at work undertaking tasks such as tailoring and flag making. A full day of programs include guided tours, weapons demonstrations, and even a tasting of colonial chocolate along with a program on the importance that this food item played in the lives of American soldiers and camp followers at Ticonderoga. For a full event schedule and other event details visit www.fort-ticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.
“Ticonderoga in the winter of 1776 into 1777 was an active post, filled with American soldiers achieving incredible feats of construction,” said Stuart Lilie, Vice President of Public History and Operations. “As snow piled up, carpenters built massive new barracks and artillerymen built carriages for the largest number of cannon ever at Ticonderoga. Even the frozen surface of Lake Champlain was a construction site, as soldiers built wood and stone piers for a bridge across the lake.”
Bring your family along to experience this exciting living history event during Fort Ticonderoga’s new schedule of programs during Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in a more intimate experience at Fort Ticonderoga. From living history events, insightful seminars, specialty programs, and hands-on workshops, guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century.
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Photo: The Preparing for the Coming Campaign Living History Event will take place on January 13, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Visit www.fortticonderoga or call 518-585-2821 for more Winter Quarter events, programs, and seminars.