The road was to run across what is now Vermont between Crown Point and The Fort at No. 4 on the Connecticut River in what is now Charlestown, New Hampshire. [Read more…] about Crown Point Road: Opening Northern New England & Lake Champlain
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Drawing “on the spot,” the first visions of the American landscape were by trained artists. In the 18th century, military officers – especially engineers and artillerists – were expected to have mastered several arts practiced by civilians; notably drawing and penmanship.
Following the Seven Years’ War (also known as the French and Indian War in America, where it lasted for eight years), draftsman and watercolorist Thomas Sandby was engaged to teach topographical drawing and painting to cadets at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. The high command believed that apart from drawing being a necessary skill, artistic training would make keener observers of military officers in many situations, including on the battlefield. [Read more…] about 18th Century Military Topographical Drawing Workshops
Crown Point State Historic Site on Lake Champlain has announced their French & Indian War Encampment is set to return on Saturday, August 6th. [Read more…] about French & Indian War Encampment at Crown Point August 6th
Verplanck Colvin grew up in Albany accompanying his father on trips through the Helderbergs. The landscape captured his imagination and sparked a passion for exploration and study of the mountains. He wrote extensively of their natural beauty, accompanied by his own illustrations, which were published and widely read.
At 18, he spent the summer along the Sacandaga River near Speculator, in Hamilton County, noting the destructive effects of lumbering and the fragility of the forests in the aftermath of logging. After law school, he was appointed secretary of the New York State Park Commission and became the superintendent of the Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Mountains. [Read more…] about Colvin’s Adirondack Survey Anniversary Events at Crown Point
Crown Point State Historic Site has announced the return of Crown Point Banding Station recording migration data on site for its 47th year. Due to the location under the Atlantic Flyway, the site is a premiere location for viewing birds migrating north for the season. [Read more…] about Birding Events at Crown Point State Historic Site
The Crown Point State Historic Site will host “Ice Fishing at the Forts,” ice fishing clinics on Bulwagga Bay on Lake Champlain for youth aged 7-17 set for Wednesday, February 23rd and Friday February 25th from 8:30 am to 2 pm.
Site staff will teach the basics of rigging and setting up a tip up and baiting. The Historic Site will supply all the gear needed for the day line, tip ups, jigs, cleats, hand-warmers, sunscreen, bait and buckets. Attendees should dress in layers, have hat, gloves, waterproof boots and a bag lunch. [Read more…] about Crown Point ‘Ice Fishing at the Forts’ Youth Events
The Crown Point Historic Site on Lake Champlain in Essex County, NY will host a first day hike on New Year’s Day from 10 am to noon, exploring the wintry landscape surrounding Fort St. Frederic and His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point with a living historian guide. [Read more…] about A First Day Hike at Crown Point Historic Site
The Crown Point State Historic Site will host “Fort St Frederic Living History,” an exploration of French heritage, traditions, and military history of the 1730s on Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26th. [Read more…] about 1730s French Heritage Living History Event at Crown Point
The Crown Point State Historic Site has announced a series of workshops with James McElhinney focusing on the historic military tradition of field drawing and painting, set for Sunday July 11th, and Saturdays August 14th, September 11th, and October 9th. [Read more…] about Military Field Drawing & Painting Workshops at Crown Point
Lakes to Locks Passage is set to host a public informational meeting for the Champlain Bridge Roadway Improvements Project on Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm, at the Crown Point State Historic Site Pavilion.
This is an opportunity for the public to attend an open-house style informational meeting. There will be multiple displays of project information and the draft design approval document presenting the proposed project. There will also an opportunity to provide input and written comments. [Read more…] about Crown Point Historic Site Roadway Plans Being Considered