Exploring the American Revolution through Archaeology
February 6, 2024 | 6:30-8pm ET
Join Fort Ticonderoga and the Vermont 250th Anniversary Commission for this exploration of archaeology as a key tool for learning about the American Revolution.
Chris Sabick, Director of Archaeology and Research at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, will share findings from the recent Arnold’s Bay Research Project conducted since 2021. Exploring both underwater and along the shoreline, this project examined the area where part of Benedict Arnold’s fleet from the Battle of Valcour in October 1776 was abandoned and deliberately burned.
Margaret Staudter, Fort Ticonderoga Director of Archaeology, will discuss the recent survey assessment of the Carillon Battlefield, as well as the next phase of the study to learn about the use of the battlefield as an encampment for American troops during the Revolutionary War.
The Arnold’s Bay Research Project, Preservation and Planning Assessment of the Carillon Battlefield, and Uncovering Liberty Hill projects were funded in part by grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program, NPS.
Danielle Harris-Burnet, Museum Educator at the Vermont Historical Society, will share strategies for using archaeology in the social studies classroom.
The webinar is free, but participants must pre-register. This webinar is offered collaboratively by Fort Ticonderoga’s “Ticonderoga Tuesdays” Teacher Webinars and the Vermont 250th Anniversary Commission.