Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lecture: Uniforms of Artillerymen at Ticonderoga

fort ticonderoga soldiersFort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 13, with “Gunners, Bombardiers, & Matrosses: Uniforms of Artillerymen at Ticonderoga” presented by Senior Director of Interpretation Stuart Lilie.

Lilie will explore the various Corps of Artillery that have manned the cannons at Fort Ticonderoga and follow the similarities between artillery uniforms and adaptations to the seasonal extremes of weather in the North Country. In a branch of service where technical information and skills were shared internationally, there were distinctions based on organizational and cultural differences.

A final “Fort Fever Series” program is scheduled for April 10.  Future programs include the living history event “1775 British Garrison Weekend” on March 12 and the Fifth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium on April 9. Some programs require advance registration.The complete schedule of winter and early spring programs is available here.

“Gunners, Bombardiers, & Matrosses: Uniforms of Artillerymen at Ticonderoga” will begin at 2 pm, the cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door. The program is free for Members of Fort Ticonderoga.

Fort Ticonderoga offers programs throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May through October. Visit their website for a full list of ongoing programs or call (518) 585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga.

Photo of Fort Ticonderoga museum staff during the “1777 Brown’s Raid” Reenactment in 2015 provided.

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