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Fort Ticonderoga Announces Special Exhibition of painting by Renowned Historical Artist Don Troiani

The painting Ticonderoga 1758 can be viewed on July 8th as part of the Battle of Carillon Commemoration

(Ticonderoga, N.Y.) Fort Ticonderoga announces a special exhibition of a new painting by internationally renowned historical artist, Don Troiani, depicting the fury of the 1758 Battle of Carillon. This painting is on special display as part of the July 8th Battle of Carillon Commemoration at Fort Ticonderoga.

Don Troiani’s arresting canvas depicts the striking heroism of the officers and men of the 42nd (Highland) Regiment of the British Army as they attacked the French lines on the Heights of Carillon on the afternoon of July 8, 1758.

“This canvas depicts amongst the most famous moments in Fort Ticonderoga’s history,” said Fort Ticonderoga Curator, Dr. Matthew Keagle. “Troiani has portrayed the heroic bravery of the Black Watch, at the high water mark of the doomed British assault on Montcalm’s French lines. By working with Fort Ticonderoga’s staff to review the research, taking photographs of the terrain, and even using members of the Public History department to model for the painting in our carefully reconstructed clothing and equipment, he has created a vivid and sensibly researched glimpse into the past.”

In addition to viewing the painting, Fort Ticonderoga brings the battle to life on July 8th as visitors stand on the very ground where the epic Battle of Carillon took place in 1758. Join the fifes and drums to lay wreaths and remember those who fell in this cataclysmic battle. Feel the power of the site and reflect on a singular French victory, and one of Britain’s costliest defeats, where nearly 2,000 British and American soldiers were killed or wounded.

The Don Troiani painting Ticonderoga 1758 can be viewed through October 30, 2022 in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga.

About Fort Ticonderoga:

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Tickets are buy-one-day get the next day FREE.  Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2022 All Rights Reserved.

Photos: Photo credit and copyright Don Troiani

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