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Fort Ticonderoga Presents the Eighteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 23-25, 2022 featuring renowned author Dr. Mark Lender

Fort Ticonderoga presents the Eighteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 23-25, 2022. This annual premier conference focused on the military, political, social, and material culture of the American Revolution regularly features scholars from across North America and beyond.

Seminar attendees and the general public are also invited to the Seminar on the American Revolution author book signing from 12:30– 1 pm, Saturday, September 24 at Fort Ticonderoga’s Museum Store located inside the Log House Welcome Center.

The key note presenter at this year’s Seminar on the American Revolution is Dr. Mark Lender, author of the NEW book Fort Ticonderoga, the Last Campaigns: The War in the North, 1777-1783. Lender holds a Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University and is now Professor Emeritus at Kean University; he has written widely on early American military and social history, with a special interest in the War for Independence.

Fort Ticonderoga, the Last Campaigns highlights the strategic importance of the fort as British, American, and regional forces (including those of an independent Vermont Republic) fought for control of the northern front at a critical point in the war. The book tells the Ticonderoga story in all of its complexity and drama, correcting misconceptions embedded in many previous accounts, and sheds vital new light on this key chapter in America’s struggle for independence.

Purchase the book here.

The Seminar takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Attendees can participate in person or join the conference from home via the Fort Ticonderoga Center for Digital History.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Todd W. Braisted, author and Fellow in the Company of Military Historians and a member of the New Jersey 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution Advisory Commission, “To do the duty of Soldiers in Every Respect: New York City’s Loyalist Militia, 1776-1783.”
  • Matthew Cerjak, student at the University of Chicago, “The British Will Know Who We Are”: Women in the Revolutionary War.”
  • Katie Turner Getty, independent researcher and writer, “The Donation People and the Siege of Boston, 1775.”
  • Blake Grindon, doctoral candidate in history at Princeton University and the inaugural recipient of the Omohundro Institute-Fort Ticonderoga fellowship, “Jane McCrea, Women, and War: Gender and Violence in the Revolution’s Northern Front.”
  • Ricardo A. Herrera, author and Professor of Military History at the School of Advanced Military Studies, US Army Command and General Staff College, “FOB Valley Forge: Washington’s Armed Camp on the Schuylkill.”
  • Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga President of Public History, “Meanwhile…Simultaneous Events and Ticonderoga’s Revolutionary War Story.”
  • J. Patrick Mullins, author and associate Professor  of History and Public History Director at Marquette University, “The Missing (Cuff) Link: ‘Wilkes & Liberty’ Material Culture and the Britishness of the American Revolution.
  • John William Nelson, assistant Professor of history at Texas Tech University, “Beyond the Racial Divide: Cross-cultural Alliances and Unexpected Loyalties in the Revolutionary Borderlands.”
  • Sarah Shepard, dual master’s student at Simmons University, “The Infamous Conduct of A few Abandoned Miscreants”: Sexual Violence committed by Continental Soldiers towards American Women.”
  • Glenn F. Williams, Ph.D., retired military officer and author, “For Britannia’s Glory and Wealth.”

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, the 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.