Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ticonderoga Fort Fever Series Begins Jan 12

Peter HartFort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever” series begins on Sunday, January 12, at 2 pm with “Amazing Things! Highlights from Fort Ticonderoga’s Collections.” Participants will 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.

Chris Fox is the Curator of Collections at Fort Ticonderoga. He is currently working on the new exhibition “Founding Fashion,” which opens in May 2014.

The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Additional “Fort Fever” programs are scheduled February 2nd, March 16th, and April 13th.

The “Fort Fever Series” is just one of several programs taking place 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 and 16, and March 15 and 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. Some programs require advance registration.

The complete schedule of winter and early spring programs is available at www.fortticonderoga.org by clicking on “Explore and Learn” and selecting “Life Long Learning” on the drop down menu.

Photo: The Peter Hart powder horn.

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