The Lake George Battlefield Park Visitor Center will open for its second season on Friday, May 26th. The Visitor Center is expanding its array of artifacts and exhibits that help tell the story of the Battlefield Park’s and surrounding areas’ importance during the French & Indian War and the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Lake George Battlefield Park Visitor Center Reopens Friday
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Philip Schuyler Program in Lake George on April 22nd
Philip Schuyler was a major player in the region throughout the second half of the 18th Century, first as a provincial officer serving the British during the French and Indian War, then as a Major General in Continental Army during the American Revolution. Schuyler spent time during both conflicts at Lake George, and played a leadership role in preparing Fort George for British assaults after patriots captured the site in 1775. [Read more…] about Philip Schuyler Program in Lake George on April 22nd
Henry Knox & The Hunt for Heavy Artillery
The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance and the Warren County Historical Society have announced “Henry Knox and the Hunt for Heavy Artillery,” a program presented by Fort Ticonderoga Museum Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle on Monday, December 19th. [Read more…] about Henry Knox & The Hunt for Heavy Artillery
Lake George Battlefield Park Tours This Weekend
The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance has announced they will be conducting guided tours looking at the Park’s unique history as a key site in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution as part of New York State’s “Path Through History Weekend” on October 8th at 11 am and October 9th at 1 pm. [Read more…] about Lake George Battlefield Park Tours This Weekend
The Battlefield Visitor Center: Lake George’s Newest Attraction
For more than 25 years, historian Russ Bellico and the leaders of the Lake George Battlefield Alliance, including the late archaeologist David Starbuck, argued that grounds as historically rich and as hallowed as the head of Lake George deserve a visitors’ interpretive center.
Now we have one. [Read more…] about The Battlefield Visitor Center: Lake George’s Newest Attraction
Lake George Battlefield, More Than Just A Setting for Cooper’s ‘Last of the Mohicans’
In February 1826 one of America’s seminal works of historical fiction, James Fenimore Cooper‘s The Last of the Mohicans, was first published. Last of the Mohicans has also been adapted to film at least eight times, most recently in 1992 starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe. The novel is one of five Cooper wrote that make up the Leatherstocking Tales series, all of them set in Upstate New York between the years 1740 and 1804.
Warren County, NY is where many of the real-life actions of 1757 depicted in the novel occurred, including at what is now Lake George Battlefield Park, the location of several other important historical events. [Read more…] about Lake George Battlefield, More Than Just A Setting for Cooper’s ‘Last of the Mohicans’