Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff once a month January through April 2018. The lecture series will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the Mars Education Center. Tickets are $12.00 per person and can be purchased at the door; Fort Ticonderoga Members are admitted free of cost.
2018 Fort Fever Series Schedule
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
"A 'Charmingly Aggressive Woman': Sarah Pell's Struggle for History & Human Rights"
Miranda Peters, Collections Manager
Women's History Month Program
If you picked up a paper in the 1910s, you would have seen Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell's name being touted as the driver of historic preservation and restoration at Ticonderoga. Described by a contemporary as a "charmingly aggressive woman," Sarah was a central figure behind Ticonderoga's rebirth. Sarah also made history in another way---through her leadership and advocacy supporting women's right in the 1920s and 1930s. Join Collections Manager, Miranda Peters, as she shares images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public eye, and recently cataloged by museum staff that reveal glimpses of Sarah's impactful work.
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
"Somewhere in France: Stephen Pell's Great War"
Matthew Keagle, Curator
Curator Matthew Keagle will explore the service of Fort Ticonderoga's co-founder Stephen H.P. Pell during the First World War. As a volunteer ambulance driver, Stephen saw the Great War first hand on the Battlefields of France. Learn about Stephen's war through never-before-seen artifacts, photographs, and letters in Fort Ticonderoga's collection.