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What kinds of utensils did soldiers and civilians at Fort Ticonderoga eat with? Explore archaeologically uncovered knives, forks, and spoons in the latest episode of From the Ground Up! The cataloging of these historic artifacts was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This program can be viewed on Fort Ticonderoga's Facebook page starting at 1pm.
Check out Fort Ticonderoga's recreated soldiers' huts, built by Pennsylvania soldiers beginning in September 1776. Follow us on a hike of the hut sites and see 'Liberty Hill' where a riot erupted between Pennsylvania and Massachusetts soldiers on December 25, 1776. This program can be viewed on Fort Ticonderoga's Facebook page starting at 4pm.
The Fort Ticonderoga Virtual Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Anthony Wayne served the Continental Army heroically from Three Rivers in Canada in 1776 to the Georgia Campaign in 1782. But by the early 1790s, he had fallen on hard times, developing a reputation as a spendthrift, womanizer, and heavy drinker. Still, throughout the Revolution, George Washington had called upon Wayne whenever the situation was desperate. Now, as president, with an Indian confederation…
It's the time of year when the temperature drops, the days get shorter, and Lake Champlain freezes up, which means it's time for another round of Drinks & Drama! Join Fort Ticonderoga once again to hear how the garrisons of Ticonderoga dealt with the harsh winter and get some tips on whipping up some warming tipples from the 18th century.
Join Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Tailor Gibb Zea for an instructional guide to making the cape, or collar, of a British soldier's regimental coat. Learn tricks to assemble and attach this common part of Revolutionary War British coats. This program can be viewed on Fort Ticonderoga’s Facebook page starting at 1:00pm.
Uncovering the Pavilion Collection Meredith Moore, Fort Ticonderoga Curatorial Assistant The Fort Ticonderoga Fort Fever Series features presentations by Fort Ticonderoga staff. Built along the shore of Lake Champlain as a private retreat on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga, the Pavilion served as a summer home for many generations of the Pell family. Over the last two years, Fort Ticonderoga Curatorial Assistant Meredith Moore has worked to document the extensive collection of fine, decorative, and folk art from the Pavilion…
The Fort Ticonderoga Virtual Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. In 1775 Parliament passed one of its most divisive acts when it authorized the use of German auxiliary troops against its own Americans Colonists. The stories of these men and women offer new insights into the Revolution from an outsider's perspective. Brady Crytzer is the author of six books studying imperialism in North America, including Hessians: Mercenaries, Rebels, and the War for British…