Winter Lecture Series at Fort Ticonderoga


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BatteauxFort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” returns this winter with monthly programs January through April 2014. Programs take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center.

The cost for each program is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.

January 12th, “Amazing Things! Highlights from Fort Ticonderoga’s Collections”—Spend an afternoon with Curator of Collections Chris Fox examining some of the rare and important manuscripts, books, and objects in the Fort’s extensive collections. Highlights include the chance to get a close look at the autographs of many of the famous people who are connected with the Fort’s history, objects associated with important people from the French & Indian War and American Revolution, and rare weapons from America’s colonial period.

February 2nd, “Snowshoe Hike”—Explore a portion of the Fort’s grounds in winter! Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski will lead a snowshoe hike on the new battlefield trail through the winter woods. Provide your own snowshoes.

March 16th, “1776 at Ticonderoga”—Director of Interpretation Stuart Lilie provides a sneak peek at Fort Ticonderoga’s 2014 interpretive theme, sharing research into the lives of the Pennsylvania troops at Ticonderoga in 1776.

April 13th, “An Army Rows and Marches on its Stomach”—Explore how diaries, military manuals, and archaeological remains are being used to reconstruct how American soldiers cooked and ate at Ticonderoga in 1776 with Military Programs Supervisor Cameron Green.

Also at Fort Ticonderoga this winter: Clothing and Accoutrement Workshops are offered one weekend a month January-April. Fort Ticonderoga presents Living History events on January 11, February 15 & 16, and March 15 & 16. The Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar takes place January 25 & 26, while the Third Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium will be held on April 12.

You can learn more about all of these programs by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org and selecting the “Explore and Learn” tab and click on “Life Long Learning.” Some programs require advance registration.

Photo: Members of a bateau crew on Lake Champlain. “An Army Rows and Marches on its Stomach” is one of four “Fort Fever Series” programs at Fort Ticonderoga January through April 2014.

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