Women and the American Revolution
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:30-8:00 pm ET
The role of women during the American Revolution, both on the home front and on the front lines, is appreciated more today than ever, but there is still lots to learn—particularly about their presence with troops and their essential roles in organized armies of the 18th century.
Join Fort Ticonderoga for this webinar designed for teachers grades K-12, with an emphasis on teachers from upper Elementary through High School.
Our visiting scholar for this webinar is Dr. Holly Mayer, Duquesne University. Dr. Mayer is the author of Belonging to the Army, a ground-breaking examination of the roles women played within the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Dr. Mayer’s latest book, Congress’s Own, focused on the Canadian regiments of the Continental Army, will be released in April 2021.
Margaret Staudter, Fort Ticonderoga’s Registrar and Site Archaeologist, will share her research into “Anglo-American Women at Ticonderoga” and Director of Academic Programs Rich Strum and middle/high school teacher Tim Potts will share strategies for using documents with students, using some key sources Margaret used in her research.
This webinar is supported by a grant from Humanities New York. The webinar is free, but participants must pre-register.