In lieu of the usual Seminar on the American Revolution, Fort Ticonderoga presents an “American Revolution Afternoon” on Saturday, September 26, 2020, with presentations by Dr. Matthew Keagle and Stuart Lilie.
The programs will be offered on ZOOM; advance online registration is required.
Meanwhile…Simultaneous Events and Ticonderoga’s Revolutionary War Story—Join Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History Stuart Lilie and examine the fun coincidental events between Fort Ticonderoga and the broader Revolutionary War. Explore connections between these simultaneous historic moments and how they inflect the context of Fort Ticonderoga’s story.
First in War, First in Peace, First in Tourism: George Washington’s 1783 Visit to Ticonderoga and the End of the American Revolution—In July of 1783, George Washington became Ticonderoga’s first and most famous tourist. Washington’s visit was driven by curiosity rather than war, but his tour of Ticonderoga masks the activities occurring along the Champlain Valley that summer related to the acknowledgment of American Independence and the final declaration of peace. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle to explore the forgotten conclusion of the Revolutionary War in the north.