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November 2020

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, November 15, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
$10

The Fort Ticonderoga Virtual Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Who were the people who wore red coats and fought to suppress a rebellion in Britain's American colonies? And why would a book about them be called Noble Volunteers? Author Don N. Hagist will talk about his new book that brings to life the wide array of common soldiers that formed the British army during the American Revolution. Don N. Hagist is the…

December 2020

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, December 13, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
$10
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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…

January 2021

Virtual Author Series

January 17, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
$10
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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…

February 2021

Virtual Author Series

February 21, 2021 @ 2:00pm2:45pm
Fort Ticonderoga
$10
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The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.  Why are bateaux considered the most important vessels that transported armies during the 18th-century wars in North America? In the book Ghost Fleet Awakened—Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758, author Joseph W. Zarzynski reveals the story of a little-recognized sunken fleet of British warships, bateaux, from the French and Indian War (1755-1763). The story begins more than 250 years ago when bateaux first plied the waters…

March 2021

Virtual Author Series

March 21, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
$10
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The Fort Ticonderoga Virtual Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. In 1774, Henry Knox married a 17-year-old woman from a Tory family named Lucy Flucker. When the American Revolution broke out the following year, Knox joined the Continental Army and rose to command Washington’s artillery. Separated throughout much of the conflict, Lucy and Henry wrote constantly to one another. In The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox, Phillip Hamilton examines not…

April 2021

Ninth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium

April 10, 2021
Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga gardens

This daylong symposium focuses on practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. Whether you are an experienced gardener, or just getting started, this symposium provides helpful insight from garden experts who live and garden in northern climates. Sessions: Tree Care Concepts: Ordinary to Extraordinary—Bill de Vos will present a number of the more interesting and unique projects he has worked on across the country over the years. His unique philosophy regarding trees, their care, and the many…

Virtual Author Series

April 18, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
$10
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In March 1783, an anonymous letter circulating through the Continental Army's camp near Newburgh, New York called for the officers to meet and act boldly to obtain their long-overdue pay and desperately-needed pensions from Congress. Did the officers act on their own? Or did scheming politicians put them up to it? A Crisis of Peace provides a fresh look at an old mystery. David Head is an associate lecturer of history at the University of Central Florida and a former…

May 2021

Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War

May 21, 2021 @ 8:00amMay 23, 2021 @ 2:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until May 21, 2021

Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center
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Fort Ticonderoga celebrates a quarter-century of its premier conference the Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years' War May 21-23, 2021, in the Mars Education Center. Since its beginning in 1996, the War College has become a top venue for historians on subjects relating to the Seven Years’ War in North America and beyond, drawing speakers and participants from across North America and Europe. An enthusiastic audience of over 150 people represents all levels of interest, from general lovers…

June 2021

Virtual Author Series

June 6, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
$10
aerial view of Fort Ticonderoga. Photo Credit Carl Heilman II

The Fort Ticonderoga Virtual Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. In May 1776, more than two hundred Indian warriors descended the St. Lawrence River to attack Continental forces at the Cedars, west of Montreal, in the war’s first substantial Indian battles.  Over three days’ fighting, the Native Americans and their British and Canadian allies forced an American fort to surrender and ambushed a fatally delayed relief column.  In his new book, historian Mark R. Anderson…

September 2021

Seventeenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution

September 24, 2021 @ 9:30amSeptember 26, 2021 @ 5:00pm
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center
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Fort Ticonderoga hosts the Seventeenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution September 24-26, 2021, in the Mars Education Center. This seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence. Over 120 participants—people with a deep interest in the American Revolution—join us each year for this weekend seminar. Leading authorities and new scholars on the period share their latest research in a series of presentations. The seminar provides participants with an opportunity to…