Fort Ticonderoga's Digital Campaign Continues

Fort Ticonderoga's Digital Campaign Continues

Fort Ticonderoga continues its Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources.  

Wednesday, February 24

Virtual Fort Fever Series: Cuba to Champlain: Enslavement and Empire on the Road to Independence

ZOOM, 7pm

The Champlain Valley feels far from the plantation and cane fields most associated with the pernicious institution of slavery, but the region was not immune to the traffic in human lives. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator, Dr. Matthew Keagle, to explore how 18th-century imperial warfare not only built Ticonderoga but perpetuated and expanded slavery’s reach into the continent, from the Seven Years’ War to the Eve of the Revolution. This is a paid program and pre-registration is required. Fort Ticonderoga Members receive free admission.

 

Thursday, February 25

From the Ground Up: Tools

Facebook, 1pm

From building fortifications to planting vegetables in the King’s Garden, explore Fort Ticonderoga’s archaeological tool collection in this latest episode of From the Ground Up.

Friday, March 5

Virtual Fort Ticonderoga Ball

ZOOM, 7pm

The evening will feature highlights from our museum and educational initiatives, exclusive behind-the-scenes digital experiences, and an auction. The Ticonderoga Ball is our most important annual fundraiser and provides vital funding to support our museum’s operations, the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga’s 2000-acre historic site, nationally recognized educational programming, and award-winning exhibits. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.

 

Sunday, March 7

Virtual Fort Fever Series: Oxen, Sleds, and Drivers

ZOOM, 2 pm

How did the army transport the supplies to keep the north alive and fighting in the dead of winter? Join Fort Ticonderoga Director of Interpretation, Cameron Green, to explore how oxen kept a lifeline open to the Continental Army in Canada in 1775 and 1776. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.

 

Friday, March 19

Virtual Program: SHOT: Beyond the Cannon Ball

Facebook, 5pm

Artillery in the 18th century was organized by the weight of its shot. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator, Dr. Matthew Keagle, to explore the range and significance of the fundamental artillery projectiles used at Fort Ticonderoga.

 

Sunday, March 21

Virtual Author Series: The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox

ZOOM, 2pm

In The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox, author Phillip Hamilton examines Lucy and Henry Knox’s momentous struggle and how they worked together to preserve their family and relationship with one another. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.

 

Wednesday, March 24

Virtual Fort Fever Series: Cadence and Clothing: Music Interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga

ZOOM, 7pm

Get an inside look at the fifes and drums of Fort Ticonderoga and explore how they are leading the way in preserving our nation’s musical heritage. From period-specific song selections to authentically handcrafted instruments and eye-catching, hands-sewn uniforms, join Fort Ticonderoga Drum Major, Michael Edson, to understand the vital role that regimental music plays in the interpretive programs at Fort Ticonderoga. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.

 

Thursday, March 25

From the Ground Up: Transferware

Facebook, 1pm

The introduction of transfer printing in the 18th century created a new popular method of ceramic production. Explore archaeological examples of transferware in this latest episode of From the Ground Up!

 

Saturday, March 27

Virtual Living History Event: Proceed to Canada with all Possible Expedition

During this virtual living history event, a series of programs will demonstrate American reinforcements streaming north in March of 1776 to support their stumbling army in Canada. Discover how veterans from a year on campaign and new recruits assembled hastily at Ticonderoga to face an American military crisis. Explore the logistics of an army in winter, as supplies arrive by horse and oxen. Watch as soldiers prepare cannons to be hauled north to Canada.

 

All programs will be presented on Fort Ticonderoga’s Facebook page at the times listed:

 

· 11:00 am — Artillery Artificers

Explore the behind-the-scenes work that was constantly employed to keep the artillery firing. Witness sheets of tinned-iron creased and soldered into useful ammunition for cannons engaged in the siege of Quebec.

 

· 1:00 pm — “Sleds Belonging to the Public”

With Lake Champlain frozen, it was up to the power of oxen to move the Army’s supplies over the ice. Witness oxen dragging sleds laden with supplies for stores at Fort Ticonderoga. Watch those same sleds loaded with cannon on their way to Canada.

 

· 3:00 pm — Reefing Hooks, Caulking, and Mallets

With warmer temperatures, it was just a matter of time until the ice broke up on Lake Champlain. A fleet of bateaux had to be ready to move men and material down the lake to aid the stumbling Continental Army outside of Quebec. See the important work of caulkers sealing the seams on the flat bottom boats that kept the army afloat.

Location:


Details:

Location:
Fort Ticonderoga
Address:
102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York
Contact:
Ph: (518) 585-2821
Visit Web Site   
Date:
Sat, 03/27/2021
Hours:
11:00 AM
Admission:
Some free, others paid programs and require pre-registration.