The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance will host historian and regular New York Almanack contributor Jack Kelly to celebrate the publication of his new book, God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man, at a program on Saturday, December 9, at 11 am in the Prospect Room of the Holiday Inn Resort Lake George at 2223 Canada Street (Route 9) in Lake George, NY. [Read more…] about Benedict Arnold Program Set for Lake George Village
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Lake George Village may have been the site of the largest military cemetery in the original 13 colonies during the American Revolution.
So suspect many officials, historians and archeologists after discovering human remains on a commercial property not far from the construction site where the bones of roughly 40 American Revolutionary War soldiers were found in February, 2019. [Read more…] about More 18th Century War Dead Remains Found in Lake George
Major Christopher Carleton led an expedition of the British Army’s 29th Regiment of Foot comprising soldiers, Loyalists and Native Americans, to implement “The Great Burning” of Continental forts and patriot homesteads in Washington, Warren and Saratoga Counties during the fall of 1780. [Read more…] about The Great Burning: Carleton’s Raid of 1780 Being Memorialized
The Battle of Lake George on September 8, 1755 during the French and Indian War (1754–1763) was the first time a British force made up entirely of colonists stood toe to toe with hand-picked professionals from Europe and emerged victorious. [Read more…] about Battle of Lake George Reenactment Set For This Weekend
The Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance is marching through its second season of operating the Park’s new Visitor Center by extending the Center’s season through the end of October. [Read more…] about Lake George Battlefield Visitor Center Season Extended, Programs Planned
James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Last of the Mohicans tells a gripping tale of the bloody conflicts that roiled the Lake George region in the middle of the 18th century. In particular, the novel gives a stirring, if inaccurate, description of the Siege of Fort William Henry (August 3-9, 1757) during the French and Indian War and its immediate aftermath. [Read more…] about The 1757 Siege of Fort William Henry & James Fenimore Cooper