This annual conference for educators takes place online this year and examines the role of the militia in Early America (from colonization through the Early Republic era). Content experts, museum staff, and classroom educators discuss the militia and model strategies for using documents with students.
Conference Schedule (subject to change)
3:30pm — Welcome—Fort Ticonderoga staff
3:35-4:15pm — A Virtual Walk-Through of the special exhibition “A Well Regulated Militia: Citizen, Soldier, and State”—with Dr. Matthew Keagle, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga
4:15-5:00pm — The Evolution of the Militia in America—with Dr. Matthew Keagle, Curator at Fort Ticonderoga
5:00-5:10pm — Break
5:10-5:55pm — Militia at the Battles of Saratoga 1777—with Eric Schnitzer, Park Ranger and Chief Historian at Saratoga National Historical Park
5:55-6:00pm — Break
6:00-6:30pm — Militia-related Historic Documents and Strategies for using them with Students—with Tim Potts, Monticello (NY) Central School District; Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs at Fort Ticonderoga; and Kevin Wagner, Carlisle (PA) Area Public Schools.