Fort Ticonderoga has announced “Success: The End of the Seven Years’ War,” a new exhibit focusing on the dramatic and wide-ranging end of the global Seven Years’ War (known in America by the name for its theatre here, the French and Indian War). [Read more…] about Rare Artifacts from Seven Years War on Exhibit at Fort Ticonderoga
War College of the Seven Years’ War Call for Papers
Fort Ticonderoga his seeking proposals for papers broadly addressing the period of the Seven Years’ War (the American theater, known as the French and Indian War) for its Twenty-Eighth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 18th through 20th, 2024. [Read more…] about War College of the Seven Years’ War Call for Papers
Boat Cruise Highlights What Lies Beneath Lake Champlain
The Carillon will return to Fort Ticonderoga with boat tours beginning on May 26th. The 75-minute narrated boat cruises on Lake Champlain cover some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America while surrounded by lake views, commanding mountains and the fort. [Read more…] about Boat Cruise Highlights What Lies Beneath Lake Champlain
Military Material Culture Conference Call for Papers
The vast majority of participants in the military events of the long 18th century left no written traces of themselves. Fortunately for scholars, and the public, evidence of their presence survives in material form. [Read more…] about Military Material Culture Conference Call for Papers
Fort Ticonderoga Opens for the 2023 Season May 6th
Fort Ticonderoga has announced it will open for the 2023 season on Saturday, May 6th. This year, Fort Ticonderoga will focus on 1760. Visitors can see the unfolding story as British soldiers and American provincials ensure military dominance on Lake Champlain and deep into the heart of New France. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Opens for the 2023 Season May 6th
Battlefield to Stage: The Lives of John Burgoyne
The new book From the Battlefield to the Stage: The Many Lives of General John Burgoyne (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023) by Norman S. Poser provides a rounded biography, covering not only the Saratoga campaign but also elements of General John Burgoyne’s eventful life that have never been adequately explored. [Read more…] about Battlefield to Stage: The Lives of John Burgoyne
The Green Mountain Boys & The Evolution of Vermont’s State Flag
If you walk into the Vermont Historical Society’s museum in Montpelier, you’ll a flag hanging from the wall behind the admission desk: the blue and green Green Mountain Boys flag.
It’s a flag that’s been wrapped up with a hefty dose of legend and mythology. [Read more…] about The Green Mountain Boys & The Evolution of Vermont’s State Flag
Ticonderoga Military Preparations in March 1777
Fort Ticonderoga has announced their next Winter Quarters living history event “The Bridge to 1777,” is set for Saturday, March 4th. The event will bring to life the story of American soldiers at Ticonderoga in March 1777, as they raced against time to prepare for the next British attack on Lake Champlain. [Read more…] about Ticonderoga Military Preparations in March 1777
1774 His Majesty’s Garrison of Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga will host “1774 His Majesty’s Garrison of Ticonderoga,” a living history program looking at the peacetime garrison life for the British soldiers and their families that lived at Fort Ticonderoga, set for Saturday, February 18th.
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Ticonderoga’s 1700s French Village Forge Survey Planned
Shortly after establishing Fort Carillon (later named Ticonderoga), the French Army began the construction of a series of ancillary structures, including the Smith’s Forge, to the south of the fort beginning in early 1756.
This area, known as the lower town, or the French Village, housed a number of proto-industrial structures that supported the military activities of the armies who garrisoned Ticonderoga in the 18th century. [Read more…] about Ticonderoga’s 1700s French Village Forge Survey Planned