Ethan Allen and the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution
October 10, 2023 | 6:30-8:00pm ET
Join Fort Ticonderoga and the Vermont 250th Anniversary Commission for this deeper look into Ethan Allen. From the formation of the Green Mountain Boys in the early 1770s, to the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775, and his capture by the British later in 1775, Allen was a polarizing figure in Revolutionary America. This free webinar examines Allen’s life, delves into the Allen-related collections at Fort Ticonderoga, and features suggested ways to incorporate Allen into the classroom.
Our visiting scholar is Dr. Mark Edward Lender Professor Emeritus of History at Kean University. He is the author or co-author of twelve books and many articles on early American military, social, and institutional history, including Cabal! The Plot against George Washington, Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle (with Garry Wheeler Stone), and Fort Ticonderoga, the Last Campaigns: The War in the North, 1777-1783. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Fort Ticonderoga staff participants include Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle and Director of Academic Programs Rich Strum.
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.