Scheduled programs include:
Gardener Growth: Sowing Seeds for 2021 on Friday, April 9th at 3 pm. Join Fort Ticonderoga Director of Interpretation, Cameron Green, as he starts the seeds for the crop of vegetables in the King’s Garden. From potting soil to heirloom seeds, get tips to start your own vegetables in 2021.
Virtual Garden & Landscape Symposium (Day 1 of 2) on Saturday, April 10th from 9 am to 12:15 pm. The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will host the Ninth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium virtually on two consecutive Saturday mornings, April 10th & 17th, 2021. This online program features practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Virtual Fort Fever Series: “his horse & one month’s provisions…” Mounted Militia in the Champlain Valley and Beyond on Sunday, April 11th at 2 pm. Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History, Stuart Lilie will discuss militia on horseback in the Champlain Valley during the Revolutionary War, and how it was shaped by the scale and landscape of North America. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
From the Ground Up: Between the Wars on Thursday, April 15th at 1 pm. In this new episode of From the Ground Up, explore archaeological artifacts from the years between the French & Indian War and Revolutionary War as the British Army and their families continued the day-to-day garrison of Fort Ticonderoga.
Living History Program: Can You Bear it? Musician Caps of the 26th Regiment of Foot on Friday, April 16th at 3 pm. Join Fort Ticonderoga for a behind-the-scenes preview of the new British drummer’s caps that will be worn in the portrayal of the Fifers and Drummers 26th Regiment of Foot this summer. From piecing and cutting bearskin, to setting painted silver plates and cords, see the surprising efficiency of making these visually impressive caps.
Virtual Garden & Landscape Symposium (Day 2 of 2) on Saturday, April 17th from 9 am to 12:15 pm. The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Ninth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium virtually. This online program features practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. Garden experts who live and garden in northern climates will give helpful insights for gardeners of all levels. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Virtual Author Series featuring David Head on Sunday, April 18th at 2 pm. In March 1783, an anonymous letter circulating through the Continental Army’s camp near Newburgh, New York called for the officers to meet and act boldly to obtain their long-overdue pay and desperately-needed pensions from Congress. David Head’s book A Crisis of Peace looks at the history behind this letter. David Head is an associate lecturer of history at the University of Central Florida and a former research fellow at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Virtual Fort Fever Series: Keep Calm and Carillon: New Initiatives for the Carillon Battlefield on Wednesday, April 21st at 7 pm. Fort Ticonderoga Registrar & Site Archaeologist, Margaret Staudter, and Associate Professor and Director of the University of Vermont’s Consulting Archaeology Program, John Crock, will speak about the recent historical analysis and survey of the Carillon Battlefield as part of a Preservation and Planning Assessment funded by the American Battlefield Protection Program, National Parks Service. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Living History Program: Building a Better Battery on Friday, April 23rd at 3 pm. Attendees will watch as Fort Ticonderoga staff set six-foot tall gabions and rebuild and extend the battery wall that is used for daily cannon demonstrations, and see the careful fitting and brute force of driving the pointed posts of each gabion into place.
Museum Exhibition Program: An Exhibit in the Making on Wednesday, April 28th at 1 pm. From design, to building, to working with historic objects, to installation, this video will show behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work that went into creating Fort Ticonderoga’s new exhibit A Well Regulated Militia: Citizen, Soldier, & State.
Living History Program: A Real Barn [addition] Raising! on Friday, April 30th at 3 pm. In this program, Fort Ticonderoga staff will raise the frame of the new barn addition into place. See many hands fight gravity’s pull and lift pre-fit timers into position.
Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance will be open for daily visitation Tuesday-Sunday May 1st through October 31st, 2021 from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tickets are encouraged to be purchased online.
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Photo of Militia Exhibit at Fort Ticonderoga provided.