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.
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
Since it opened to traffic on April 11, 1960, millions of vehicles traveling the I-87 Northway have passed over the Mohawk River on what they think are called on “The Twin Bridges.” That bridge however, is really named for a Polish-American hero of the American Revolution – Taddeus Kosciusko. [Read more…] about Taddeus Kosciusko: A Hero of Two Worlds (& The Name On That Bridge)
Fort Ticonderoga will host “1776 Supplying our Army in Canada,” a one-day living history event looking back to the early days of the American Revolution as soldiers at Ticonderoga sent vital supplies to the American Army, clinging-on tenuously to the siege of Quebec, set for Saturday, January 14th. [Read more…] about 1776: Supplying Our Army in Canada
One of the iconic stories of the American Revolution is the laborious trek of a contingent of newly-minted patriots, led by Henry Knox, lugging cannon from the fort at Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester Heights, forcing the British to abandon Boston, an important early victory is our long fight for freedom.
Few may realize that important decisions while the expedition was in Saratoga County were key to the success of the mission. [Read more…] about Henry Knox, Phillip Schuyler and Lake Champlain’s Cannon in Boston
Henry Knox’s epic “noble artillery train” — ordered by Continental Army Commander in Chief George Washington to break a British stranglehold on Boston – carried over over 60 tons of artillery equipment through approximately 300 miles over an eight-week period.
It began in early December 1775 from Ticonderoga south the length of Lake George to the area that now encompasses Lake George Battlefield Park. Knox remained there for much of the remainder of December as he frantically made arrangements to secure sufficient oxen, horses, sleds and other means of moving the materiel over an unforgiving landscape. [Read more…] about Henry Knox’s Artillery March Commemoration Events Planned
Fort Ticonderoga will partner with the Warren County Historical Society to host a free workshop for middle and high school teachers on Thursday, November 10th, from 4 to 5 pm and the Clinton County Historical Association on Thursday, November 17th, from 4 to 5 pm.
The workshop will introduce teachers to the National History Day program and the process for preparing students to participate. These workshops are open to all educators, whether or not they have prior experience with National History Day. [Read more…] about Free ‘National History Day’ Educator Workshops in November
Fort Ticonderoga has announced their new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From November through April, visitors will be immersed in living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Launches New Season of Programs
Fort Ticonderoga has announced an open call for submissions for The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum. Published since 1927, the Bulletin has been a resource for historians, scholars, and the public for over 90 years, publishing a wide range of articles on North American military history. After a 15-year hiatus, The Bulletin returned to print in 2016 as an illustrated, annual publication. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga Museum’s Journal Call for Papers
Fort Ticonderoga will host their annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival, set amidst the fall flowers of King’s Garden and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain, has been set for Saturday, October 1st. [Read more…] about Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival Set For Saturday